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The Medium

by Noëlle Sickels

In 1940's New Jersey, Helen Schneider struggles not only with the uncertainties of life and love during war time, but also with the unique challenge of how to heed the insistent voices of the dead.

Helen's childhood...


The Quest of the Silver Fleece: A Novel

by W.E.B. Dubois

Originally published in 1911, The Quest of the Silver Fleece was the first novel to come from world-famous sociologist and civil-rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois. A controversial title of its time, the novel chronicles...


The Black Isle

by Sandi Tan

There are ghosts on the Black Isle.

Ghosts that no one can see.

No one...except Cassandra.

Uprooted from Shanghai with her father and twin brother, young Cassandra finds the Black Isle's bustling, immigrant-filled...


Jack 1939

by Francine Mathews

Charming. Reckless. Brilliant. Deadly.

A young Jack Kennedy travels to Europe on a secret mission for Franklin Roosevelt as the world braces for war.

It’s the spring of 1939, and the prospect of war in Europe...


The Chaperone

by Laura Moriarty

The New York Times bestseller and the USA Today #1 Hot Fiction Pick for the summer, The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922 and...


The Katyn Order: A Novel

by Douglas W. W. Jacobson

The German war machine is in retreat as the Russians advance. In Warsaw, Resistance fighters rise up against their Nazi occupiers, but the Germans retaliate, ruthlessly leveling the once-beautiful city. American...


The Emperor's Coloured Coat: In Which Otto Prohaska, Hero of the Habsburg Empire, Has an Interesting Time While Not Quite Managin

by John Biggins

This book follows the hapless Lieutenant Otto Prohaska in the waning years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and finds Otto taking an ill-considered break from duties to engage in a mad fling with a Polish actress....


A Sailor of Austria: In Which, Without Really Intending to, Otto Prohaska Becomes Official War Hero No. 27 of the Habsbur

by John Biggins

In this ironic, hilarious, and poignant story, Otto Prohaska is a submarine captain serving the almost-landlocked Austro-Hungarian Empire. He faces a host of unlikely circumstances, from petrol poisoning to...


Halfhyde Ordered South

Halfhyde #6

by Philip McCutchan

The old iron-clad Meridian steams south on her last journey under the British flag, on route to her new home in the Chilean Navy. Using the transfer of the ship as cover, Halfhyde and Watkiss are on a covert...


Halfhyde for the Queen

Halfhyde #5

by Philip McCutchan

In Andalusia, Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde is sent by the unpredictable Captain Watkiss on a secret mission ashore: to aid the Queen's Messenger who is being pursued by nefarious Spanish agents. But when Halfhyde...


Young Renny

by Mazo de la de la Roche

Young Renny takes us even farther back in the Whiteoak family saga to 1906. Renny, the young master of Jalna, is just 18. The plot thickens when two outsiders join the mix: a gypsy woman who seduces Renny, and...


Careful, He Might Hear You: Text Classics

Miles Franklin Award 1963

by Sumner Locke Locke Elliot & Robyn Nevin

It's the Great Depression. Six-year-old PS is an orphan. He lives in Sydney with his Aunt Lila. But all that is about to change. Now his Aunt Vanessa has decided to take proper care of him. Careful, He Might...


Paper Bride

by Nava Semel

Seen through the eyes of an illiterate twelve-year-old boy, Nava Semel's moving, at times lyrical fiction explores life in the Palestine of the 1930s - a world where a young Jew is prepared to undertake multiple...


Watching

by Jeff Edwards

How does a young woman of wealthy parents and high birth become the owner of one of the most famous bordellos in London? We follow the life of Jade Green; the infamous Madam of The Garden of Eros, from her birth...


For the Tsar and the Raj

by Dr. Thomas E. Berry

Synopsis:

Prince Michael Tetov is a page for Nicholas II and is privy to wealthy Russian court society in early 1900s Russia. His mother, a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Alexander, socializes with the magnificently...


Classic Spy Novels 3-Book Bundle: Night Soldiers, The World at Night, Kingdom of Shadows

by Alan Furst

From Alan Furst, often compared to John le Carré, Graham Greene, and Eric Ambler, and praised as the best spy novelist ever, a trio of his classic works

 

Furst, known for panoramic vision, deep authenticity,...


The Family Corleone

by Ed Falco

New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that...


Dustship Glory

by Andreas Schroeder & Don Kerr

In this new edition of a prairie classic, Andreas Schroeder fictionalizes the true story of Tom Sukanen's wild scheme to build an ocean-going ship in the middle of a wheat field in Saskatchewan. Set during the...


The Sins of the Father: A Romance of the South

by Thomas Dixon

" Today, Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's...


Enchantments: A novel of Rasputin's daughter and the Romanovs

by Kathryn Harrison

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“Part love story, part history, this novel is a tour de force [told] in language that soars and sears.”—More

 

St. Petersburg, 1917. After Rasputin’s body is pulled from...