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December 16, 2017

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New Historical Fiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Historical Fiction books for adults.

 

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Sundown at Sunrise: A Story of Love and Murder, Based on One of the Most Notorious Ax Murders in American History

Sundown at Sunrise: A Story of Love and Murder, Based on One of the Most Notorious Ax Murders in American History
Seifert, Marty, 1972-

"A story of love and murder. Based on a true tale from the early 1900s, this work of historical fiction gives life to murderer William Kleeman, a handsome young farmer from southwestern Minnesota who courts the beautiful Maud Petri. After a quick engagement and marriage, the couple produce four children and are joined by boarder Mary Snelling, who teaches at the country school across the road. This addictive story winds through many twists before ending in a deadly rampage that results in one of the most notorious ax murders in American history." -- Page [4] of cover.


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The Bridge Troll Murders

The Bridge Troll Murders
Russell, Sheldon


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The Sound of Rain

The Sound of Rain
Thomas, Sarah Loudin

"Judd Markley is a hardworking coal miner who rarely thinks much past tomorrow until he loses his brother--and nearly his own life--in a mine cave-in. Vowing never to enter the darkness of a mine again, he leaves all he knows in West Virginia to escape to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It's 1954, the seaside community is thriving, and Judd soon hires on with a timber company. Larkin Heyward's life in Myrtle Beach is uncomplicated, mostly doing volunteer work and dancing at the Pavilion. But she dreams of one day doing more--maybe moving to the hollers of Kentucky to help the poor children of Appalachia. But she's never even met someone who's lived there--until she encounters Judd, the newest employee at her father's timber company. Drawn together in the wake of a devastating hurricane, Judd and Larkin each seek answers to what tomorrow will bring. As opposition rises against following their divergent dreams, they realize that it may take a miracle for them to be together." -- Publisher annotation.


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Liars and Saints: A Novel

Liars and Saints: A Novel
Meloy, Maile

Set in California, Liars and saints follows four generations of the Catholic Santerre family from World War II to the present, as they navigate a succession of life-altering events -- through the submerged emotion of the fifties, the recklessness and excess of the sixties and seventies, and the reckonings of the eighties and nineties. In a family driven by jealousy and propriety as much as by love, an unspoken tradition of deceit is passed from generation to generation, and fiercely protected secrets gradually drive the Santerres apart. When tragedy shatters their precarious domestic lives, it takes astonishing courage and compassion to bring them back together.


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Dark Dawn Over Steep House

Dark Dawn Over Steep House
Kasasian, M. R. C.


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Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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The House by the River

The House by the River
Manta, Lena

Following five young women as they realize that no matter the men they choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they raise, the only constant is home.


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Where My Body Ends and the World Begins

Where My Body Ends and the World Begins
Romano, Tony, 1957-


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Dead Man's Blues: A Novel

Dead Man's Blues: A Novel
Celestin, Ray


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1876: A Novel

1876: A Novel
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012

Returning to America after his long European sojourn, Charlie Schuyler, Aaron Burr's unacknowledged son, and Charlie's widowed daughter seek financial and political advancement in the centennial power centers, as republican idealism is giving way to imperial expediency.


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Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary
Turano, Jen

Miss Gertrude Cadwalader hoped her position as the paid companion to Mrs. Davenport would be easy. But as she becomes acquainted with her employer, she realizes the wealthy Mrs. Davenport has a strange tendency to be a bit light-fingered with other people's trinkets. Gertrude is relieved when Mrs. Davenport decides to have a quiet summer away from the social scene--until the woman changes her mind in order to help a young socialite launch into society. When Gertrude is caught in the act of trying to return one of the trinkets by Mrs. Sinclair, the mother of shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair, the woman jumps to an unfortunate conclusion. Harrison is determined to mend fences with Miss Cadwalader, but he's unprepared for the escapades a friendship with her will entail. -- Amazon.com


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