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December 13, 2017

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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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Heartstone

Heartstone
Sansom, C. J.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Sharpe's Gold: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810

Sharpe's Gold: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810
Cornwell, Bernard

Richard Sharpe's secret mission pits him against the French under Napoleon and also against the guerilla leader El Catolico.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

19th-century mechanic Hank Morgan suffers a blow to the head and awakens in sixth-century Camelot. Using his knowledge of the future and 19th-century science, Hank convinces King arthur and his court that he is a powerful magician. Hank then uses his position to try to bring American ideals of democracy to Old England.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Spymaster's Lady

The Spymaster's Lady
Bourne, Joanna

As the fates of nations hang in the balance, Annique Villiers, an elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, meets her match in British spymaster Robert Grey, when they, captured and thrown into prison, form an uneasy alliance in order to survive.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Im Café der verlorenen Jugend: Roman

Im Café der verlorenen Jugend: Roman
Modiano, Patrick, 1945-

"Paris of the 1960's. As a young girl, Louki ran away from her mother's apartment and became a dancer in Moulin Rouge. She never saw her father. Her husband, a wealthy real estate agent, left after a year of marriage. She is in an esoteric circle, sniffing a little "snow" with a friend from time to time, and finally she falls in love with the writer Roland. Together they wander through the big city for days. In the Le Condé Café, the "Café des losurs Youthes" in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Louki believes she can find refuge, while her husband's detective has already begun to trace her. With great ease, Patrick Modiano, the great contemporary literary man of France, creates an incomparable atmosphere in which the Paris of the early 1960's re-emerges."--Cataloger's interpretation of publisher's or bookseller's website.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Ransom

Ransom
Garwood, Julie

In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power hungry British ruler and his violent minions.


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The Queen's Prophet

The Queen's Prophet
Patitucci, Dawn

When the Countess of Walther dies at her German estate, her loyal dwarfess Mari-Barbara is forced to work as a prophet for a traveling magician, who betrays her by selling her to the Queen of Spain. At the royal court in Madrid, Mari finds herself in a bizarre, enchanted world, a society culturally splendid but intellectually isolated. There she becomes Maribarbola, prophet to the Queen, and, her survival at stake, endeavors to outsmart the Spaniards. Mari's wits and loyalties are tested as she becomes embroiled in palace intrigue alongside the politically embattled Queen. When Mari's carefully schemed prophecies dazzle all of Spain, she and the Queen climb to dizzying heights of power, a place as intoxicating as it is dangerous. But even as Mari survives and thrives at the Spanish court, the loss of identity she suffers from living a lie makes her question whether she is really surviving at all. --Publisher


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Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste: époque intermédiaire : roman

Celle qui fuit et celle qui reste: époque intermédiaire : roman
Ferrante, Elena

"A la fin des années 1960, alors que les évènements de 1968 s'annoncent et que les mouvements féministes et protestataires s'organisent, Elena, jeune diplômée de l'Ecole normale de Pise, est toujours aussi proche de son amie Lila. Leur relation est faite d'amour et de haine, comme celle de deux soeurs qui se ressemblent trop. Les circonstances les amènent à se rapprocher, puis les éloignent." -- cataloger's sumary.


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The Angel of Darkness

The Angel of Darkness
Carr, Caleb, 1955-

It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Now, Dr. Kreizler and his colleagues are pitted against a murderer as evil as the darkest night.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Murder in July

Murder in July
Hambly, Barbara

"When British spymaster Sir John Oldmixton offers Benjamin January a hundred dollars to find the murderer of an Englishman whose body has been found floating in the New Basin Canal, Benjamin turns him down immediately. As a free man of colour in New Orleans in the sweltering July of 1839, he knows this is not something he should get mixed up in. But when clues to the dead man's identity link the death to another murder, in another July in January's past, he is reluctantly drawn into the investigation. Nine years ago in Paris he failed to catch a killer--with tragic consequences. Now in New Orleans he must unravel the earlier murder, the one that took place during the great revolt against the Bourbon kings, to solve the second killing. At stake is not merely a hundred dollars, but hidden treasure, the fate of an innocent woman--and the lives of January's wife, son and unborn child" -- Dust jacket flap.


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Holds: 4 on 5 copies

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