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The Good People

By Hannah Kent - Published 2017



A small village in early 19th-century Ireland is featured in this rustic tale of superstition and folklore. Nóra Leahy’s newly motherless ...Read Review

Surviving the Fatherland

By Annette Oppenlander - Published 2017


WWII fiction continues to be a popular genre, and as such it can be daunting for readers to make a selection that is ...Read Review

Show Me A Kindness

By Nancy Brandon - Published 2017


In South Georgia during the Great Depression, a young woman with a troubled life steps off the train in Vidalia. Making a new ...Read Review

Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions & Heretics

By Jason Porath - Published 2016



From 1500 BCE to the 20th century, this compendium is packed with famous as well as lesser-known women of history who, in the animator-turned-author’...Read Review


By Daisy Goodwin - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

The early reign of Great Britain’s Queen Victoria is recounted in this multi-view narrative replete with rich characterization and political intrigue. Among ...Read Review

How to Survive in the North

By Luke Healy - Published 2016


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Written in graphic novel format and based on the true story of Ada Blackjack—an Inuk woman who survived a disastrous expedition in ...Read Review

Come Next Spring

By Alana White - Published 2016Published c1990


Children/Young Adult

Salina Harris is a stubborn, outspoken twelve-year-old from a small mountain town in Tennessee. It’s 1949, and while WWII left scarred lives in ...Read Review

Three Sisters, Three Queens

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

One of the less documented Tudor women is explored in Gregory’s latest 16th-century read. Margaret, elder sister of Henry VIII, was a ...Read Review

The Search for the Homestead Treasure

By Ann Treacy - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

In early 20th-century Minnesota, 14-year-old Martin Gunnarsson, a descendant of Scandinavian immigrants, is moving from the city to his family’s deserted farmland. ...Read Review

Treachery and Truth

By Katy Huth Jones - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultInspirational

In 10th-century Bohemia, Duchess Dragomíra of the Přemysl dynasty has taken over as regent and begins persecuting followers of the Christian ...Read Review

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