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The Kitchen House

A Novel

by Kathleen Grissom
edition: Paperback
tagged: historical, coming of age, sagas

The New York Times bestselling book club favorite—about a white indentured servant girl who unwittingly unleashes tragedy in Virginia’s plantation society—celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new edition featuring a new cover, introduction, and much more.

Orphaned while onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia has no choice but …

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Vile Spirits

by John MacLachlan Gray
edition: Hardcover
tagged: historical, literary

Alcohol is once again legal in Vancouver after the failed experiment of prohibition, but pro-temperance sentiments remain strong. Politicians attempt appeasement by establishing the Liquor Control Board, which oversees supply, from the lofty circles of power down to bleak public drinking factories called “beer parlours.”

Then the Attorney Genera …

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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

A Satirical Land Claim Fable

by Kevin Loring
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, aboriginal & indigenous, historical

Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day, he discovers a development company has begun construction on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, Little Red attacks one of the engineers and is arrested for assault and trespassing on his own lands. In jail he meets his court-appointed lawyer, Larry, …

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The Pull of the Stars

A Novel

by Emma Donoghue
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged: historical, medical

Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM.

In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down wi …

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St. Luke Road

Border City Blues

by Michael Januska
edition: eBook
tagged: historical, hard-boiled

Bootleggers, cops, and corruption collide along the Detroit River, where Jack McCloskey smuggles his illegal liquor, in this Prohibition-era mystery.

The town of Ford — the Border Cities’ knot of factories, machine shops, and depots wedged between respectable Walkerville and residential Riverside — is quickly becoming the main junction in the …

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Annie and the Wolves

by Andromeda Romano-Lax
edition: Hardcover
tagged: historical, contemporary women, time travel

A modern-day historian finds her life intertwined with Annie Oakley's in an electrifying novel that explores female revenge an the allure of changing one's past.
Ruth McClintock is obsessed with Annie Oakley. For nearly a decade, she has been studying the legendary sharpshooter, convinced that a scarring childhood event was the impetus for her cru …

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The Savage Instinct

by Marjorie DeLuca
edition: Paperback
tagged: psychological, historical

In the lineage of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, The Savage Instinct is the chilling story of one woman's struggle for her sanity, set against the backdrop of the arrest and trial of Mary Ann Cotton, England’s first female serial killer.

England, 1873. Clara Blackstone has just been released after one year in a private asylum for the insane. Clara …

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Our Darkest Night

A Novel of Italy and the Second World War

by Jennifer Robson
edition: eBook
tagged: non-classifiable, jewish, contemporary women

To survive the Holocaust, a young Jewish woman must pose as a Christian farmer’s wife in this unforgettable novel from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice, inspired by true events, that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World War II.
It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming incr …

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News of the World [Movie Tie-in]

A Novel

by Paulette Jiles
edition: Paperback
tagged: historical, literary, westerns

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Tom Hanks 

In this National Book Award finalist set in the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of fa …

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