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Biographical Fiction
  Cover Art: The Women Boyle, T. Coraghessan
The Women
Recounts the life of Frank Lloyd Wright as told through the experiences of four women who loved him: the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff; the passionate Southern belle Maud Miriam Noel; the spirited Mamah Cheney, tragically killed; and his young first wife, Kitty Tobin.
451 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Impatient with Desire Burton, Gabrielle
Impatient with Desire
In the spring of 1846, Tamsen Donner, her husband, George, their five daughters, and eighty other pioneers headed to California on the California-Oregon Trail in eager anticipation of new lives out West. Everything that could go wrong did, and an American legend was born.
248 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Remarkable Creatures Chevalier, Tracy
Remarkable Creatures
Explores the life of Mary Anning, a working class woman who discovered ichthyosaur and plesiosaur fossils near Lyme Regis in the early nineteenth century, but who was never given credit for her discoveries.
312 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Maid Cutter, Kimberly
The Maid
In her brief life, Joan was the girl who led an army, the peasant who crowned a king, and the maid who became a legend.
ix, 287 p. 2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Shadow Queen Dean, Rebecca
The Shadow Queen
Describes the life of Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, from her disadvantaged childhood to her debutante days made possible by wealthy relatives to her entry into British society.
423 p. 2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Winston's War : a Novel of Conspiracy Dobbs, Michael
Winston's War : a Novel of Conspiracy
Winston Churchill understands that the relentless march of fascism will be democracy's death knell. In October 1938, Churchill pleads his case in the press to the BBC's Guy Burgess. One of these two will become the most revered man of his time, and the other will be known as the greatest of traitors.
579 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rival to the Queen Erickson, Carolly
Rival to the Queen
A novel about the bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her fascinating cousin, Lettice Knollys, for the love of one extraordinary man--Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
296 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Astronomer Goldstone, Lawrence
The Astronomer
Astronomer Amaury de Faveges meets Nicolaus Copernicus, whose ideas open new vistas for a young man already nagged by religious doubt and a dawning certainty that Earth is not the center of the universe.
293 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Queen's Lover Gray, Francine du Plessix
The Queen's Lover
Details the love affair between Swedish aristocrat Count Axel von Fersen and Marie Antoinette and provides a lavish recreation of life at Versailles.
292 p. 2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: I Jane : in the Court of Henry VIII Haeger, Diane
I Jane : in the Court of Henry VIII
Jane Seymour’s life at the French and English courts, her relationship with Anne Boleyn, and her courtship and eventual marriage to Henry VIII are imaginatively described.
xi, 386 p. 2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fall of Frost Hall, Brian
Fall of Frost
Using excerpts from poems and letters, Frost's life is explored from childhood to old age but not in a linear fashion. Rather, Hall slices the poet’s experiences into over 100 vignettes crystallizing an array of emotions and experiences.
340 p. 2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Marked Man Hamilton, Barbara
A Marked Man
Abigail Adams is shocked when one of the Sons of Liberty is accused of murder. As she pursues the truth behind the man's murder, the killer pursues her and threatens not only Abigail but also her family.
322 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Conspirata : a Novel of Ancient Rome Harris, Robert
Conspirata : a Novel of Ancient Rome
On the eve of Marcus Cicero's inauguration as consul of Rome, a young boy is sacrificially murdered, a practice forbidden as an abomination in the Roman republic. The boy's death sends ripples of fear through a city already wracked by civil unrest, crime, and debauchery of every kind.
340 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Our Man in the Dark Harrison, Rashad
Our Man in the Dark
Based on the true story of John Estem, a bookkeeper, who worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Estem became an FBI informant during the months leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
304 p. 2011
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Separate Country Hicks, Robert
A Separate Country
Former Confederate General John Bell Hood struggles with his inability to admit his failures while he pens a secret memoir. His wife, Anna Marie writes her own account of their unlikely marriage. The couple's overlapping stories unfold against the backdrop of 1879 New Orleans' complicated racial divide and deadly fever season.
424 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Secret Eleanor : a Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine Holland, Cecelia
The Secret Eleanor : a Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
When Eleanor, wife to Louis VII and Queen of France, meets Henry D'Anjou, son of a duke and in line for the British throne, sparks fly and the stage is set for one of the most remarkable unions in the annals of medieval history.
361 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Loving Frank Horan, Nancy
Loving Frank
Mamah and her husband, Edwin, commission the renowned architect to design a new home for them. A powerful attraction develops between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embark on a course that shocks Chicago society and forever changes their lives.
377 p. 2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: White Truffles in Winter Kelby, N. M. (Nicole M.)
White Truffles in Winter
French chef Auguste Escoffier is a man of contradictions: he is food-obsessed yet rarely hungry. Escoffier is also torn between two women: the beautiful and reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt and his wife, the independent and sublime poet Delphine Daffi.
334 p. 2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wolf Hall Mantel, Hilary
Wolf Hall
Mantel fictionalizes the life and times of Thomas Cromwell, crafty architect of Henry VIII's annulment from Catherine of Aragon, the execution of Sir Thomas Moore, Henry's schism with the Church of Rome, and the Reformation.
xvii, 532 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Alchemy of Murder McCleary, Carol
The Alchemy of Murder
They meet in Paris for the 1889 World’s Fair: intrepid reporter, Nellie Bly, science fiction genius Jules Verne, notorious wit Oscar Wilde, and the greatest microbe-hunter in history, Louis Pasteur seeking to solve the crime of the century
364 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
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