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December 15, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Historical Fiction

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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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The Unvanquished: The Corrected Text

The Unvanquished: The Corrected Text
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

Bayard Sartoris returns from the battlefields of the Civil War and tries to build his family and his fortune.


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1908: la notte del terremoto

1908: la notte del terremoto
Grasso, Francesco, 1966-

"Messina, December 28, 1908: un terremoto di potenza mai registrata prima uccide 120.000 persone, radendo al suolo paesi e porti sulle due sponde dello Stretto. I primi a prestare soccorso alla popolazione sono i marinai di una flotta da guerra russa, alla fonda davanti a Messina, e gli uomini di una squadra navale britannica, anch'essa ormeggiata in rada. Ma perché due nutrite flotte da guerra si fronteggiano proprio nell'esatto luogo e istante della catastrofe? Che cosa stanno cercando, russi e inglesi, nelle acque siciliane? Forse i servizi segreti dello zar e l'intelligence britannica hanno previsto l'evento? È possibile che due delle maggiori potenze mondiali siano sulle tracce di un'arma in grado di... provocare terremoti? In questa ipotesi, che relazione esiste tra la catastrofe che distrugge Messina e il misterioso "evento Tunguska", abbattutosi pochi mesi prima sulla remota Siberia? Pubblicato per la prima volta con nel 2013 il titolo "Come un brivido nel mare" da Nemo editrice." -- cover.


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Il monastero delle consolatrici

Il monastero delle consolatrici
Pederiali, Giuseppe

"Takes place in Italy starting in 1940. The main character is a woman. She seen an Italian man film actor in a hotel reception hall. World war 2 seems far away." -- cataloger's summary of italian website.


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Fools and Mortals

Fools and Mortals
Cornwell, Bernard

In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft and a silver tongue. As William's star rises, Richard's onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty. So when a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing him onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London. Entangled in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career and potential fortune, but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city. To avoid the gallows, he must play the part of a lifetime.


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A Lady in Shadows: A Madeleine Karno Mystery

A Lady in Shadows: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Kaaberbl̜, Lene

"On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot's assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no sign of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno...must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the Ripper in France? Madeleine is no stranger to cases such as this. Though she is a woman in forensic pathology (a career that is considered unseemly even for a man), her recent work with a string of mysterious deaths has earned her some semblance of respect--she has even become the first female student to gain admission to the University of Varbourg. But there's only so much her physiology courses can do to help her uncover the mysteries of a mad scientist's brutal murders. Madeleine must do whatever it takes--investigate the darkest corners of the city and even work under cover--to track down a murderer at large. But if there's one thing the press has right about "Mademoiselle Death," it's this: it takes a woman to find a killer of women"--Provided by publisher.


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A Pilgrimage to Murder

A Pilgrimage to Murder
Doherty, P. C.

July, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king's peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas à Becket's shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation after the violent rebellion. But preparations are disrupted when Athelstan is summoned to a modest house in Cheapside, scene of a brutal triple murder. One of the victims was the chief clerk of the Secret Chancery of John of Gaunt. Could this be an act of revenge by the Upright Men, those rebels who survived the Great Revolt? At the same time Athelstan is receiving menacing messages from an assassin who calls himself Azrael, the Angel of Death. Who is he--and why is he targeting a harmless friar? Could Athelstan's pilgrimage be leading him into a deadly trap?--provided by publisher


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A Tangled Mercy: A Novel

A Tangled Mercy: A Novel
Jordan-Lake, Joy, 1963-

Told in alternating tales at once haunting and redemptive, A Tangled Mercy is a quintessentially American epic rooted in heartbreaking true events examining the harrowing depths of human brutality and betrayal, and our enduring hope for freedom and forgiveness.


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Der Palast der Meere: ein Waringham-Roman

Der Palast der Meere: ein Waringham-Roman
Gablé, Rebecca


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The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Overview: Cornelius von Baerle lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But when his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue. Falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival, Cornelius is condemned to life in prison. His only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter, who helps him concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret.


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King Zeno

King Zeno
Rich, Nathaniel, 1980-

New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose.


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