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Bloom, Amy

Summary: "Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt's first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, "Hick," as she's known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2018

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Carey, Edward

Summary: In 1761 a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Carey

O'Farrell, Maggie

Summary: "A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman--a wild creature who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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Rose, Heather

Summary: "Arky Levin has reached a creative dead end. Guilty and restless after an unexpected separation from his wife, almost by chance he stumbles upon an art exhibit that will change his life. Based on a real piece of performance art, the installation that the fictional Arky Levin discovers is inexplicably powerful. Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art sit across a table from artist Marina Abramović...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Rose

Fowler, Therese

Summary: Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Fowler

Scharer, Whitney

Summary: A novel inspired by the life of the Vogue model-turned-renowned photographer finds Lee Miller relocating to 1929 Paris, where she becomes the muse and colleague of the mercurial surrealist, Man Ray.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Scharer

Letts, Elizabeth

Summary: "This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, Maud. Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband's masterpiece for the screen, seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Letts

Kidd, Sue Monk

Summary: "In her fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for her considerable...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: "In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Russell

Maher, Kerri

Summary: "Some women make headlines; an icon defies them. A vivid reimagining of the exhilarating and sensationalized life of Princess Grace of Monaco from the acclaimed author of The Kennedy Debutante. Hungry for her art and hopeful for the future, young Grace Kelly has the world at her feet. MGM's rising queen is poised to win the Oscar, but she chafes at the studio's increasing restrictions on her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Maher

Brooks, Geraldine.

Summary: Growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans, Bethia Mayfield yearns for an education that is closed to her due to her gender. As soon as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observes its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2011

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Brooks

Benedict, Marie

Summary: Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. But Hedy is also intelligent. At lavish Vienna dinner parties, she overhears the Third Reich's plans. One night in 1937, desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Bened

Ellis, Bella

Summary: Before they became legendary writers, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë were "lady detectors" in this charming historical mystery. Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers. And, as Charlotte remarks, "detecting is reading between the lines--it's seeing what is not there."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2019

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Ellis

Rowland, Laura Joh.

Summary: Upon learning that she has been falsely accused of plagiarism, the normally mild-mannered Charlotte Brontë sets off for London to clear her name. But when she unintentionally witnesses a murder, Charlotte finds herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events that forces her to confront demons from her past.--From publisher description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Rowland

Kelly, Martha Hall

Summary: "It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Kelly

Gregory, Philippa

Summary: The latest novel from number one New York Times best selling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Gregory

Notaro, Laurie.

Summary: In 1927, three women, including the daughter of an earl, a former cigar girl-turned-society darling, and a beauty pageant contestant, all vie to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Allen, Jeffery Renard

Summary: "In 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother."-- Page...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Allen

Brooks, Geraldine.

Summary: Traces the arc of King David's journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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George, Margaret

Summary: Elizabeth's rival for the love of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and mother to the Earl of Essex, the mercurial nobleman who challenged Elizabeth's throne, Lettice Knollys had been intertwined with Elizabeth since childhood. They are both women of fierce intellect and desire: one trying to protect her country, and throne, the other trying to regain power and position for her family and each...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

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Grey, Zane

Summary: Wetzel, the Avenger, devotes his life to the defense of the settlers against the renegades who terrorize the frontier.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pinnacle Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Western, Call number: PBK W Grey

Montclair, Allison

Summary: "More goes wrong than could be imagined when Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau are unexpectedly engaged to dig into the past of a suitor of a royal princess in Allison Montclair's delightful second novel, A Royal Affair. In London 1946, The Right Sort Marriage Bureau is just beginning to take off and the proprietors, Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Montclair

Morgan, Jude

Summary: "There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt he could really have written so many astonishing plays. We know that he married Anne Hathaway, who was pregnant and six years older than he, at the age of eighteen, and that one of their children died of the plague. We know that he left...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Morgan

Punke, Michael.

Summary: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Trapping beaver, they contend daily with the threat of Indian tribes turned warlike over the white men's encroachment on their land, and other prairie foes -- like the unforgiving landscape and its creatures. Hugh Glass is among the Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2015

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