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Reduced to destitution by the Civil War, Francesca "Chess" Standish struggles to win the love of her younger husband, whom she married in order to capitalize on her only remaining...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 1996
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The stunning new novel from highly acclaimed author William Trevor is a brilliant, subtle, and moving story of love, guilt, and forgiveness. The Gault family leads a life of privilege...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 2003
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Years after escaping from a hotel fire and encountering an elusive woman, whom he subsequently married and divorced, a man travels from New England to Florida by train and remembers...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2004
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The Chili Queen is a whorehouse in 1860s New Mexico, and the story of the place is told first by Addie French, the madam; Ned Partner, a bank robber who...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2003
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“I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn only regret.”For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2008
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A grand epic.'THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALERMaster storyteller James A. Michener sweeps us off to the Caribbean,with a magnificent novel that captures the eternal allure of that glittering string of islands...Read More
Publication Date: Dec 1990
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My Lady of Cleves reveals the mesmerizing story of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife, one of the rare women who matched wits successfully with the fiery king and...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2008
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After centuries of destruction, one unsuspecting woman stands at the center of a conspiracy that could change the world forever.
Publication Date: Aug 2008
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In 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 2003
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For Tanus, the fair-haired young lion of a warrior, the gods have decreed that he will lead Egypt's army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom's shared halves. But...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 1995
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After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita heads to the harsh deserts of North Africa to devote himself to a study of the occult, to become a warlock,...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2002
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The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.'-The New York Times 'Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what all of...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 1996
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The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars. It is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a...Read More
Publication Date: Mar 2009
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On a cloud-shrouded night in November 1816, six-year-old Colin Fraser vanishes from the safe cocoon of his family's Berkeley Square home. For his father Charles, an idealistic MP, former intelligence...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2003
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The timeless wisdom of the English garden is interwoven with the entanglements of the heart in the story of three people who become entwined in one another's fates. By the...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2005
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Interweaving historical fact with fiction, this richly textured novel by the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring explores the mystery and personal stories behind the creation of the remarkable...Read More
Publication Date: Dec 2004
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Publication Date: Jan 2003
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Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past?Now back in print from New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, Fallen...Read More
Publication Date: Dec 2008
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In this beautifully written tour de force of a novel, Beth Gutcheon takes readers back to the coastal village of Dundee, Maine. There, in a Victorian summer house called Leeway...Read More
Publication Date: May 2006
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In 1866, tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School. A young student drowns in a mysterious accident involving a small circle of boys. The drowning and its aftermath initiates a...Read More
Publication Date: Nov 1994
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Evil's regenerative powers and one girl's fierce resistance. . . . A book that deserves a wide audience.'-'The Cleveland Plain Dealer''Filled with grand plot events and clearly identifiable villains and...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2005
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In the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest. Because their real names...Read More
Publication Date: Jul 2003
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The author of The Godfather takes readers back four hundred years to a fifteenth-century Italy populated by corrupt popes and despotic families to introduce the first of the mafia families,...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2002
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A fictional portrait of the legendary actress and mistress to King Charles II details her poverty-stricken youth, her rise to the heights of the theatrical world, and the talent, beauty,...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2007
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Son Holland arrived in the Louisiana penal camp determined not to spend the rest of his days suffering in a chain gang - but he didn't imagine for one minute...Read More
Publication Date: Jun 2000
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Kitty Fane has an affair, and when her husband, a bacteriologist, finds out, he forces her to go with him to a cholera epidemic in the hopes that she will...Read More
Publication Date: Nov 2006
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It is history's most feared disease. It turned neighbor against neighbor, the civilized into the savage, and the living into the dead. Now, in a spellbinding novel of adventure and...Read More
Publication Date: May 1998
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The adventures of Uhtred, an orphaned ninth-century Saxon warrior and reluctant vassal to King Alfred of Wessex, pick up right where the first volume of the series, THE LAST KINGDOM,...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2007
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John Updike takes the Hamlet story as the basis for this absorbing novel about power and lust in 12th-century Denmark. Using both Shakespeare's play and original historical sources, Updike concentrates...Read More
Publication Date: Jul 2001
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'A thread of truth can weave a powerful story. Plumb powerful, as Sarah Prine might say....Taking great-grandmother Sarah's diary as an inspiration, Tucson novelist Nancy E. Turner has spun a...Read More
Publication Date: Apr 2008
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