Early United States

The Impossible Girl

By Lydia Kang - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

1850. Jacob has many secrets. For one, Jacob is really a girl named Cora. The other secret was discovered at birth when the doctor ...Read Review

Cold Bayou (A Benjamin January Mystery)

By Barbara Hambly - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1830s New Orleans, Benjamin January must fight for not only his freedom, but for the freedom of his entire family in Hambly’...Read Review

Washington Black

By Esi Edugyan - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

The future looks bleak for Washington Black, for what does an 11-year-old slave on a Barbados sugar plantation have to look forward to ...Read Review

Up From Freedom

By Wayne Grady - Published 2018

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Drawing on research into his mixed-race family history, which he unexpectedly discovered as an adult, Grady evokes the complicated psychological terrain of antebellum ...Read Review

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow

By Alyssa Palombo - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

1790. Wealthy heiress Katrina Van Tassel falls in love with not-to-wealthy schoolmaster Ichabod Crane. With a shared love of music and stories, Katrina tells ...Read Review

Ahab’s Return: or, The Last Voyage

By Jeffrey Ford - Published 2018

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This story meshes various characters from Herman Melville’s collected works into an adventurous, fast-paced Moby Dick continuation. Stunningly, Ahab has survived the ...Read Review

The Witch of Willow Hall

By Hester Fox - Published 2018

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Tapping into recent interests in Gothic fiction, Fox’s uneven debut focuses on the middle daughter of a wealthy New England family who ...Read Review

The Light Before Day (Nantucket Legacy)

By Suzanne Woods Fisher - Published 2018

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

Following the death of their grandmother, Hitty and Henry find themselves inheritors of a very large fortune. However, there are extreme strings attached, ...Read Review

The Cards Don’t Lie

By Sue Ingalls Finan - Published 2018

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This novel covers the run-up to and the Battle of New Orleans between British redcoats and the rag-tag forces of General Andrew Jackson. ...Read Review

River to Redemption

By Ann H. Gabhart - Published 2018

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

In June 1833, the cholera plague is careening through Adria Starr’s small Kentucky town as well as across the country. Adria’s family ...Read Review

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