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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007. — 368 p. — ISBN-10: 9780393061727; ISBN-13: 978-0393061727. The New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain. A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw―and the city's zoo along with it. With most of...
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Sourcebooks Landmark, 2016. — 304 p. — ISBN-10: 1492637254; ISBN-13: 978-1492637257. In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of...
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Little, Brown and Company; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition, 2015. - 384 c. - ISBN-10: 0316292087; ISBN-13: 978-0316292085. A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an...
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St. Martin's Press, 2016. — 416 p. — ISBN-10: 1250076986; ISBN-13: 978-1250076984. “This volume, by Biblical scholar Yochi Brandes, is a riveting novel based on textual sources about the experiences of David and Solomon. Its lessons are also relevant for our turbulent time.” ―Elie Wiesel, #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Night In the tradition of...
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Twenty7, 2016. — ISBN-10: 1785770373; ISBN-13: 978-1785770371. CJ Sansom meets Shakespeare in Love - a historical thriller with a swashbuckling twist and a hero like you've never seen him before When he's caught out by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players -...
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Deeds Publishing, 2017. — 290 p. — ISBN-10: 1944193863; ISBN-13: 978-1944193867. Venice is sinking. As engineers struggle to save the city from its watery fate, a metal chest is discovered beneath the surface of a murky canal. Tossed into the waters in 1355, it contains the long-lost possessions of none other than the famed explorer Marco Polo. When the chest is brought to light,...
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One of the most famous true stories from the last war, The GREAT ESCAPE tells how more than six hundred men in a German prisoner-of-war camp worked together to achieve an extraordinary break-out. Every night for a year they dug tunnels, and those who weren't digging forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes to wear once they had...
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Berkley, 2017. — 352 p. — ISBN-10: 0399583408; ISBN-13: 978-0399583407. A poignant and evocative novel of one Greek woman’s story of her own—and her nation’s—epic struggle in the aftermath of World War II. Aliki is one of the last of her kind, a lamenter who mourns and celebrates the passing of life. She is part of an evolving Greece, one moving steadily away from its rural...
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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. — 376 p. — ISBN-10 1535240490; ISBN-13 978-1535240499. More than two decades before the events of Helen of Sparta... As a baby, Hippodamia would have died of exposure on the mountain had it not been for Centaurus. The king of the centaurs saved her, raised her as his own, and in exchange asks for only one thing: she must...
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Johnson Publishing Co., 1967. — 232 p. Winter Count is a historical novel set during the fifteen turbulent years leading up to the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. Turtleheart, a Teton Sioux, and his wife, Evensigh, a white woman adopted by the Tetons as an infant, are thrust into this history when they are ambushed by a Santee Sioux working as a scout for white gold...
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Hachette Books, 2008. — 400 p. In glittering 18th-century Venice, music and love are prized above all else--and for two sisters coming of age, the city's passions blend in intoxicating ways. Chiaretta and Maddalena are as different as night and day. The two sisters were abandoned as babies on the steps of the Ospedale della Pietß, Venice's world-famous foundling hospital and...
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New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1898. — 233 p. The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice....
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Simon & Schuster, 2016. — 320 p. — ISBN-10 1439140235; ISBN-13 978-1439140239. The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared “that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction,” The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the...
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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2017. — 368 p. — ISBN-10: 1524739626; ISBN-13: 978-1524739621. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. 1777. Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants...
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Berkley, 2016. - 352 c. - ISBN-10: 0425281604; ISBN-13: 978-0425281604. First in a dazzling new historical mystery series featuring Ruby Proulx, a psychic with a questionable past who suddenly finds her future most uncertain... Canada, 1898. The only life Ruby Proulx has ever known is that of a nomad, traveling across the country with her snake-oil salesman father. She...
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First published 1951. — 273 p. This is the story of Spartacus, the Greek gladiator whose army of slaves brought ancient Rome near to its knees. Over four years, in battle after bloody battle, he smashed one Roman army after another... It is the story of Varina, Spartacus's woman - a lovely blonde Amazon who fought naked with the men... It is the story of the most incredible...
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It is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty, a certain few not only survive but emerge as beacons of light and life. Father Arseny, former scholar of church art, became Prisoner No. 18736 in the brutal 'special sector' of the Soviet prison camp system. In the darkness of systematic degradation of body and soul, he shone with the light of...
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Viking, 2017. — 928 p. — ISBN-10: 052595497X; ISBN-13: 978-0525954972. “Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post (Kingsbridge) International bestselling author Ken Follett has enthralled millions of readers with The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, two stories of the Middle Ages set in the fictional city of Kingsbridge. The saga now continues with...
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Riverhead Books, 2019. — 480 p. — ISBN-10 1594634734; ISBN-13 978-1594634734. "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older...
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244 pages. Penguin Book. Made and printed in Great Britain by Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd. I, Claudius (1934) is a novel by English writer Robert Graves, written in the form of an autobiography of the Roman Emperor Claudius. In 1998 the Modern Library ranked I, Claudius fourteenth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2005, the...
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Ballantine Books, 2017. — 512 p. — ISBN-10: 1101883081; ISBN-13: 978-1101883082. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday...
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Minotaur Books, 2016. — 320 p. — (Li Du Novels 02). — ISBN-10: 1250074967; ISBN-13: 978-1250074966. In this book, the follow-up to Elsa Hart’s critically acclaimed debut, Jade Dragon Mountain, Li Du, an imperial librarian and former exile in 18th century China, is now an independent traveler. He is journeying with a trade caravan bound for Lhasa when a detour brings them to a...
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Little, Brown and Company, 2017. — 432 p. — ISBN-10: 0316383031; ISBN-13: 978-0316383035. (A Fall of Egypt Novel) Ancient Egypt, 51 B.C. Sisters Arsinoe and Cleopatra face a devastating choice: to allow Rome's army to siphon power from their ailing father, or to take matters-and the dynasty-into their own hands It's the dawn of a new era for Egypt as Cleopatra and her brother,...
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The Overlook Press, 2016. — 272 c. — ISBN-10: 1468313827; ISBN-13: 978-1468313826. The passionate and elegantly dark tale of desire, obsession, and deceit by a talented new author In this beautifully written debut, novelist Kate Howard proves herself to be a talent to watch, spinning a striking historical yarn packed with suspense and period detail worthy of Kate Mosse,...
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Park Row; Original edition, 2019. — 384 p. — ISBN-10: 0778308618; ISBN-13: 978-0778308614. From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II. 1946, Manhattan. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work,...
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A Small Place is a work of creative nonfiction published in 1988 by Jamaica Kincaid. A book-length essay drawing on Kincaid's experiences growing up in Antigua, it can be read as an indictment of the Antiguan government, the tourist industry and Antigua's British colonial legacy. The book, written in four sections, "combines social and cultural critique with autobiography and a...
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Katherine Tegen Books, 2017. — 528 p. — ISBN-10: 0062382802; ISBN-13: 978-0062382801. A hilarious and swashbuckling stand-alone teen historical fiction novel, named one of summer's 20 must-read books by Entertainment Weekly! A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the...
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William Morrow, 2017. — 368 p. — ISBN-10: 0062792148; ISBN-13: 978-0062792143. New York Times Bestseller The epic true story of Dunkirk—now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance In 1940, the Allies had been beaten back by the Nazis across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate...
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History › Europe › Germany. Basic Books, New York, 2009, 324 s. ISBN 978-0-465-00954-1 In this masterful narrative, acclaimed historian Giles MacDonogh chronicles Adolf Hitler’s consolidation of power over the course of one year.The year 1938 was one of cataclysmal change for Germany. On January 1, the Reich was administered by a right-wing coalition led by the chancellor, Adolf...
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Curiosity Quills Press, 2016. — 318 p. — ISBN-10 1620074044; ISBN-13 978-1620074046. In 1812, Elinor Pembroke wakes to find her bedchamber in flames—and extinguishes them with a thought. At 21, she is old to manifest magical talent, but the evidence is unmistakable: she not only has the ability to start fires, but the far more powerful ability to control and extinguish them....
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Berkley, 2017. — 384 p. — ISBN-10: 045147600X; ISBN-13: 978-0451476005. Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to...
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St. Martin's Press; 2019. — 352 p. — ISBN-10: 1250265703; ISBN-13: 978-1250265708. (Tattooist of Auschwitz - Book 2) From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes a new novel based on a riveting true story of love and resilience. Her beauty saved her ― and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau...
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Harper Paperbacks, 2018. — 288 p. — ISBN-10 0062797158; ISBN-13 978-0062797155. The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. “The...
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New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1853. — 340 p. A memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Ancestry —the Northup family—marriage with Anne Hampton—farming—the violin—removal to Saratoga— slavery —the children—; The two strangers—the circus company— departurethe circus—Washington—the sudden sickness— the torment of...
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Millbrоok Prеss, 2008. — 48 p. More than anything, Rem Goldin wants to fight the British in the American Revolution. His father and the other men of Sites Point, New Jersey, have all left town to join the fighting. But ten-year-old Rem is too young to go with the men. Disappointed, he climbs up Foxborough Hill to look out over the ocean. What is that murky shape he sees through...
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William Morrow Paperbacks , 2017. — 528 p. — ISBN-10: 0062654195; ISBN-13: 978-0062654199 . USA TODAY BESTSELLER Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick! One of Amazon's Best Books of June! One of Goodreads' Best Books of June! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from...
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MIRA, 2017. — 400 p. — ISBN-10: 0778328554; ISBN-13: 978-0778328551. She has nothing to live for in the present, but finds there’s something worth dying for in the past… From Tiffany Reisz, the international bestselling storyteller behind The Bourbon Thief and The Original Sinners series, comes an enthralling new novel about a woman swept away by the tides who awakens to find...
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Berkley, 2016. - 384 c. - ISBN-10: 0425266265; ISBN-13: 978-0425266267. From the international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Garden of Letters, comes a story—inspired by true events—of two women pursuing freedom and independence in Paris during WWII. As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late...
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the first bewitching novel in the Donovan Legacy series. Their family shares the Donovan Gift. Each cousin has special powers that set them apart from ordinary mortals. But while their gifts bring great responsibilities, they bring even greater rewards... It’s purely business between skeptic screenwriter Nash Kirkland...
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The Author of the Waverley Novels had hitherto proceeded in an unabated course of popularity, and might, in his peculiar district of literature, have been termed "L'Enfant Gate" of success. It was plain, however, that frequent publication must finally wear out the public favour, unless some mode could be devised to give an appearance of novelty to subsequent productions.
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Viking, 2016. — 368 p. — ISBN-10: 0399562273; ISBN-13: 978-0399562273. A mesmerizing true story of money, murder, gambling, prostitution, and opium: the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York’s Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s. Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not house-to-house searches or...
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William Morrow, 2017. — 368 p. — ISBN-10: 0062563661; ISBN-13: 978-0062563668. INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Moving . . . surprises and devastates."—New York Times Book Review "A masterful epic."—People magazine "Mesmerizing . . . The Women in the Castle stands tall among the literature that reveals new truths about one of history’s most tragic eras."—USA Today Three women,...
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The Penguin Group, 2013. — 114 с. — E-ISBN 978-9-351-18352-5; ISBN 978-0-143-06588-3. It is the summer of 1947. But Partition does not mean much to the Sikhs and Muslims of Mano Majra, a village on the border of India and Pakistan. Then, a local money-lender is murdered, and suspicion falls upon Juggut Singh, the village gangster who is in love with a Muslim girl. When a train...
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Harry N. Abrams, 2016. — 384 p. — ISBN-10: 1419721925; ISBN-13: 978-1419721922. It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for...
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Lake Union Publishing, 2017. — 524 p. — ISBN-10: 1503943372; ISBN-13: 978-1503943377. Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, book is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and...
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Knopf Canada, 2016. — 480 p. — ISBN-10 0345810422; ISBN-13 978-0345810427. Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution in...
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Viking, 2016. — 480 c. — ISBN-10: 0670026190; ISBN-13: 978-0670026197. He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel “And the intrigue! … [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie...
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Balboa Press, 2011. — 448 p. — ISBN-10 1452535159; ISBN-13 978-1452535159. Who burned the Great Library of Alexandria? When the Roman Empire collapses in the 5th century, the city of Alexandria, Egypt is plagued with unrest. Paganism is declared punishable by death and the populace splinters in religious upheaval. Hannah, a beautiful Jewish shepherd girl is abducted...
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Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. His old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. They become bitter enemies. Because of an unfortunate accident, Ben-Hur is sent to slave in the mines while his family is sent to leprosy caves. As Messala is dying from being crushed in a chariot...
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Doubleday, 2019. — 224 p. The Nickel Boys is a 2019 novel by American novelist and writer Colson Whitehead. Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee,...
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Westholme Publishing; 1st Edition edition, 2011. - 319 c. - ISBN-10: 1594161445; ISBN-13: 978-1594161445. The Exploration for Real and Mythical Treasures in the Americas For half a millennium, stories of vast treasures—El Dorado, Manoa, the Seven Cities of Cibola, the Lost Dutchman Mine—have been part of the lore of the Americas. Long before the Europeans set foot in the New...
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