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December 11, 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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A Favourite of the Gods: And, A Compass Error

A Favourite of the Gods: And, A Compass Error
Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006

"The story of two generations of a single family, united by a strong matrilineal bond but divided by the customs of their differing nationalities. Anna Howland, the matriarch and American heiress, born in the 1870s to a prominent, liberal New England family marries an Italian prince and makes her home in Rome; her daughter Constanza, the favorite of the title, inherits her mother's beauty, intelligence, and wealth, along with her father's Catholicism, which she soon rejects in the course of her unconventional but first-rate education. When disaster strikes, Anna and the prince fall back on the conventional standardsof behavior of their disparate cultures; Constanza, with her European upbringing, is free to develop her own moral code, to plot her own course in life, and she does so with fantastic daring, making an unconventional life for herself in England and on the continent at the time of the first world war and its aftermath. Her own daughter Flavia, introduced in A favourite of the gods, is the heroine of A compass error, which begins where the first novel concludes. Flavia too is a brilliant young woman, though both more brash and more faltering than her mother, studying in France for her entrance exam to Oxford when she becomes involved with a mysterious woman whose arrival at a sensitive moment in Flavia's adolescence will alter both her and her mother's lives forever"--Provided by publisher.


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The Walworth Beauty

The Walworth Beauty
Roberts, Michèle

2011: When Madeleine loses her job as a lecturer, she decides to leave her riverside flat in cobbled Stew Lane, where history never feels far away and move to Apricot Place. Yet here too, in this quiet Walworth cul-de-sac, she senses the past encroaching: a shifting in the atmosphere, a current of unseen life. 1851: Joseph Benson has been employed by Henry Mayhew to help research his articles on the working classes. A family man with mouths to feed, Joseph is tasked with coaxing testimony from prostitutes. Roaming the Southwark streets, he is tempted by brothels' promises of pleasure - and as he struggles with his assignment, he seeks answers in Apricot Place, where the enigmatic Mrs Dulcimer runs a boarding house. As these entwined stories unfold, alive with the sensations of London past and present, the two eras brush against each other.


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Dark Asylum

Dark Asylum
Thomson, E. S.


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태양은 다시 떠오른다 - T'aeyang ŭn tasi ttŏ orŭnda: The sun also rises

태양은 다시 떠오른다 - T'aeyang ŭn tasi ttŏ orŭnda: The sun also rises
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961

Hemingway's first bestselling novel, the story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain.  세계문학전집 (Minŭmsa (Korea)) ; 280.
김욱동.
세계문학전집 ; 280
서울시 : 민음사, 2012 (2015 printing)
1판.


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Secrets of Cavendon

Secrets of Cavendon
Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-

"For years things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets among the Inghams and the Swanns. But since the end of World War II, things have changed. The secrets of Cavendon picks up in the summer of 1949, with the new generation of the estate at the forefront of the scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted"--Provided by publisher.


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Templar Heresy: A Story of Gnostic Illumination

Templar Heresy: A Story of Gnostic Illumination
Wasserman, James, 1948-

"A tale of initiation, adventure, and romance set within the medieval Crusades"--Provided by publisher.


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A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel

A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel
Nelscott, Kris

"Set against the backdrop of the strike and protests that will end with Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, A Dangerous Road combines the politics of race, betrayal, unexpected love, and the terrible cost of trust into a story so memorable the Mystery Writers of America chose it as one of the top five novels of the year."--Back cover.


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Murder in the Lincoln White House

Murder in the Lincoln White House
Gleason, Colleen

Abraham Lincoln's inauguration has an unexpected hitch: murder. Fortunately, former frontier scout Adam Quinn is there to investigate.


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The Lion and the Rose

The Lion and the Rose
Quinn, Kate

"As the cherished concubine of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, Giulia Farnese has Rome at her feet. But after narrowly escaping a sinister captor, she realizes that the danger she faces is far from over-and now, it threatens from within. The Holy City of Rome is still under Alexander's thrall, but enemies of the Borgias are starting to circle. In need of trusted allies, Giulia turns to her sharp-tongued bodyguard, Leonello, and her fiery cook and confidante, Carmelina. Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance's most notorious family, Giulia, Leonello, and Carmelina must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power. But as the shadows of murder and corruption rise through the Vatican, they must learn who to trust when every face wears a mask"--Provided by publisher.


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The Woman in the Camphor Trunk: An Anna Blanc Mystery

The Woman in the Camphor Trunk: An Anna Blanc Mystery
Kincheloe, Jennifer, 1966-

"In early-1900s Los Angeles--an era of courting, ragtime, suffragettes, and widespread corruption--a socialite turned police matron tracks down the murderer of a white woman in Chinatown, while trying to prevent the outbreak of a bloody tong war"--Provided by publisher.


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