• The River We Remember

    The River We Remember

    Krueger, William Kent

    "On Memorial Day, 1958, as the people of Jewel, Minnesota gather to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. Investigation of the murder falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physical and emotional scars from his military service. Even before Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who...

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  • Nineteen Steps

    Nineteen Steps

    Brown, Millie Bobby

    It's 1942, and London remains under constant threat of enemy attack. In the Bethnal Green neighborhood of the East End, Nellie Morris counts every day lucky that she emerges from the underground shelters unharmed, her loving family still surrounding her. Three years into the war, she's grateful to hold onto remnants of normalcy. But after a chance encounter with Ray, an American airman stationed nearby, Nellie becomes enchanted with the idea of a broader world. Just when Nellie begins to embrace an exciting new life with Ray, a terrible incident occurs during an air raid one evening. The consequences are...

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  • All You Have to Do Is Call

    All You Have to Do Is Call

    Maher, Kerri

    "A dramatic and inspiring novel based on the true story of the Jane Collective and the brave women who fought for our right to choose, from the USA Today bestselling author of The Paris Bookseller. Chicago, early 1970s: Who does a woman call when she needs help? Jane. The best-known secret in the city, Jane is an underground women's health organization composed entirely of women helping women, empowering them to live lives free from the expectations of society by offering reproductive counseling and safe, illegal abortions. Veronica, Jane's founder, prides herself on the services she has provided to thousands of...

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  • Proud Sorrows

    Proud Sorrows

    Benn, James R.

    "Norfolk, England, November 1944: After a series of dangerous missions in the South of France, US Army Captain Billy Boyle is finally on leave, and is settling into a peaceful rest at the country estate of Sir Richard Seaton, the father of Billy's British lover, Diana. Seaton Manor is a comfortable haven, and Billy is eager to spend a few precious days in Diana's company pretending the war is far away. Unfortunately, Billy's leave is cut short when a crashed German bomber resurfaces off the coast with the corpse of a British officer in the pilot seat. The nearby village...

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  • Desertion


    Gurnah, Abdulrazak

    "The consequences of an illicit love affair reverberate from the heyday of the British empire to the aftermath of African independence. Early one morning in 1899, an Englishman named Martin Pearce stumbles out of the desert and collapses at the feet of Hassanali, a local shopkeeper. As Hassanali's sister, Rehana, nurses Pearce back to health, a love affair sparks. Its reverberations will ripple decades into the future, when another clandestine affair bursts into flame, with equally unforeseen and dramatic effects. In this devastating and ingeniously spun tale, Abdulrazak Gurnah brilliantly dramatizes the personal and political legacies of colonialism."-- Provided by...

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  • From Dust to Stardust

    From Dust to Stardust

    Rooney, Kathleen

    "Chicago, 1916. Doreen O'Dare is fourteen years old when she hops a Hollywood-bound train with her beloved Irish grandmother. Within a decade, her trademark bob and insouciant charm make her the preeminent movie flapper of the Jazz Age. But her success story masks one of relentless ambition, tragedy, and the secrets of a dangerous marriage. Her professional life in flux, Doreen trades one dream for another. She pours her wealth and creative energy into a singular achievement: the construction of a one-ton miniature Fairy Castle, the likes of which the world has never seen. So begins Doreen's public tour to...

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  • Fair Rosaline

    Fair Rosaline

    Solomons, Natasha

    "The first time Romeo Montague sees young Rosaline Capulet he falls instantly in love. Rosaline, headstrong and independent, is unsure of Romeo's attentions but with her father determined that she join a convent, this handsome and charming stranger offers her the chance of a different life. Soon though, Rosaline begins to doubt all that Romeo has told her. She breaks off the match, only for Romeo's gaze to turn towards her cousin, thirteen-year-old Juliet. Gradually Rosaline realizes that it is not only Juliet's reputation at stake, but her life. With only hours remaining before she will be banished behind the...

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  • Chenneville


    Jiles, Paulette

    "Union soldier John Chenneville suffered a traumatic head wound in battle. His recovery took the better part of a year as he struggled to regain his senses and mobility. By the time he returned home, the Civil War was over, but tragedy awaited. John's beloved sister and her family had been brutally murdered. Their killer goes by many names. He fought for the North in the late unpleasantness, and wore a badge in the name of the law. But the man John knows as A. J. Dodd is little more than a rabid animal, slaughtering without reason or remorse, needing...

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  • The Traitor Among Us

    The Traitor Among Us

    Perry, Anne

    "Elena Standish investigates the murder of a fellow MI6 agent near the country estate of one of England's most influential families in this gripping mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. Not far from the sprawling grounds of Wyndham Hall, longtime MI6 agent John Repton's body is found with a bullet hole through the heart. The corpse's proximity to the estate sends ripples of concern through the intelligence community: Repton was killed while surveilling the members of a household with alleged ties to fascists - who threaten the security of the country as Hitler's control spreads across Europe....

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  • Flipping Boxcars

    Flipping Boxcars

    Kyles, Cedric

    "Cedric the Entertainer's debut novel Flipping Boxcars is a valentine to close-knit Black families and tightly woven communities that struggled to get by during the Depression and World War II. It is also an homage to Cedric's grandfather, who in this tale emerges as Babe. He is a charismatic and widely loved man, a gambler with a gift of gab that often gets him out of tricky situations. Babe is also a dreamer, something he shares with his patient and loving wife. They both yearn for financial stability and need to hold on to their land as insurance for future...

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