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The Tea Planter’s Wife

By Dinah Jefferies - Published 2015Published 2016Published 2016-09-13

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Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a tea plantation owner and is keen to join him in Ceylon. She seems at ease with ...Read Review

The Mapmaker’s Children

By Sarah McCoy - Published 2015

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This story takes place (most of the time) in New Charlestown, West Virginia during two different centuries tied together by a vintage doll’...Read Review

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

By Erik Larson - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

Everyone has been taught that the sinking of the merchant liner R.M.S. Lusitania drove the United States of America to enter ...Read Review

The New World

By Andrew Motion - Published 2014Published 2015Published 2015-07-14

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AdventureLiteraryNautical

This is a sequel to the former Poet Laureate’s own sequel to RL Stevenson’s Treasure Island. This was titled Silver (reviewed ...Read Review

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

By Kara Cooney - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

This biography of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh whose successors attempted to erase her from the historical record, charts a rise from king’s ...Read Review

The Barefoot Queen

By Ildefonso Falcones - By Mara Faye Lethem (trans.) - Published 2014

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The Barefoot Queen brings to life a little-told story: the saga of the Spanish gypsies in 18th-century Bourbon Spain, their culture, and their ...Read Review

The Road to Middlemarch

By Rebecca Mead - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

George Eliot published her novel Middlemarch some forty years after the period of time it describes (1830-1832), so it might just have qualified ...Read Review

I Shall Be Near to You

By Erin Lindsay McCabe - Published 2014

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More than 250 women are known to have disguised themselves to serve as soldiers in the Civil War. Some did it for love, some ...Read Review

A Study in Revenge

By Kieran Shields - Published 2013

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

1893, Portland, Maine. Deputy Marshal Archie Lean is called to investigate a burned body and strange occult symbols in an abandoned house. Even stranger ...Read Review

My Last Empress

By Da Chen - Published 2012

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LiteraryThriller

Samuel Pickens is a precocious young man at the beginning of this novel that spans life in Connecticut and China in the late 19...Read Review