Ballantine Books

To Wake the Giant: A Novel of Pearl Harbor

By Jeff Shaara - Published 2020

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Military

With no job prospects in Depression-era Palatka, Florida, 19-year-old Tommy Biggs joins the Navy, becomes a hospital apprentice, and is posted to the ...Read Review

The Lost Diary of Venice

By Margaux Deroux - Published 2020

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Margaux DeRoux’s debut novel, The Lost Diary of Venice, weaves together two stories of forbidden love. In contemporary New Haven, William, a ...Read Review

The Book of Lost Friends

By Lisa Wingate - Published 2020

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Hannie Gossett is an eighteen-year old freed slave. In 1875 she finds herself caught up in the affairs of the Gossett family, on whose ...Read Review

The Words I Never Wrote

By Jane Thynne - Published 2020

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In her latest venture into historical fiction, author Jane Thynne turns her attention to two socialite sisters on opposite sides in World War ...Read Review

The First Actress: A Novel of Sarah Bernhardt

By C.W. Gortner - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

“I saw myself at Hugo’s side, the daughter of a courtesan, whom no one save my dear Dumas had believed would amount ...Read Review

Katheryn Howard, The Tainted Queen (UK) / Katheryn Howard, The Scandalous Queen (US)

By Alison Weir - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

This is a superb novel about a young queen who was the victim of powerful and ambitious persons around her. Neglected by her ...Read Review

The Queen’s Fortune: A Novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the Dynasty That Outlasted the Empire

By Allison Pataki - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

The world-shaking romance of Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais is well known to readers of historical fiction, but Pataki takes a fresh ...Read Review

Triple Jeopardy: A Daniel Pitt Novel

By Anne Perry - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This, the most recent novel in Anne Perry’s Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series, features their son, lawyer Daniel Pitt, and is set ...Read Review

Finding Dorothy

By Elizabeth Letts - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

It’s hard to imagine a more essentially American life than Maud Gage Baum’s. The wife of the author of the beloved ...Read Review

Daisy Jones & The Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid - Published 2019

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A story about a rock band that climbs to the top of the charts in the Seventies, attaining iconic status, only to fall ...Read Review