Orchard: A Novel
by Jack H. Bailey
published by The Four B's
This much is true. It's 1899. Harry Orchard is a member of the fire-breathing Western Federation of Miners. While other members labor underground to harvest the riches of the earth, Orchard is paid to kill men who are a problem for the union. He's an interesting killer, well-liked by his peers and by the ladies.
Monday, Monday: A Novel
by Elizabeth Crook
published by Sarah Crichton Books
In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three lives. Monday, Monday explores the ways in which we sustain ourselves and each other when the unthinkable happens. At its core, it is the story of a woman determined to make peace with herself, with the people she loves, and with a history that will not let her go
by Beth Gutcheon
published by William Morrow
An astute chronicler of everything that makes us human, Beth Gutcheon delivers her most powerful and emotionally devastating novel to date. Gossip is a tale of intimacy and betrayal, trust and fidelity, friendship, competition, and motherhood that explores the myriad ways we use and abuse "information" about others -- be it true, false, or imagined -- to sustain, and occasionally destroy, one another.
by Kristen Wolf
published by Crown
Anna, a fiery tomboy, disguised as a boy, was sold to shepherds and captured by a secret society of women. She wants to escape but then finds that the sisterhood's teachings and healing abilities, wrapped in an ancient philosophy they call "The Way," have unleashed an unexpected power within her. Danger befalls on them and Anna embarks on a hazardous mission to preserve the wisdom of her mentors by proclaiming it among ordinary people. A compelling mix of history, myth, and fantasy, The Way is a fascinating exploration of the foundations and possibilities of human spirituality.
Lipstick in Afghanistan
by Roberta Gately
published by Gallery Books
Violent nights as an emergency room nurse in Boston did not prepare Elsa for the devastation she witnesses at the small medical clinic she runs in Bamiyan. As she struggles to prove herself in the male-dominated culture, a tube of lipstick she finds in the aftermath of a tragic bus bombing leads her to a life-changing friendship.
Remarkable Creatures: A Novel
by Tracy Chevalier
published by Plume
From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is different. Though poor and uneducated, she learns on the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip -- and the scientific world alight with both admiration and controversy.
by Sharon Dogar
published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Everyone knows about Anne Frank and her life hidden in the secret annex -- but what about the boy who was also trapped there with her?
In this powerful and gripping novel, Sharon Dogar explores what this might have been like from Peter's point of view.
Shadow of the Swords: A Novel of the Crusades
by Kamran Pasha
published by Washington Square Press
An epic saga of love and war, Shadow of the Swords tells the story of the Crusades -- from the Muslim perspective.
Saladin, a Muslim sultan, finds himself pitted against King Richard the Lionheart as Islam and Christianity clash against each other, launching a conflict that still echoes today.
Across the Endless River
by Thad Carhart
published by Doubleday
From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, a historical novel about Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea, and his intriguing sojourn as a young man in 1820s Paris.
Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam
by Kamran Pasha
published by Washington Square Press
A stunning debut novel illustrating the birth of Islam from the perspective of the prophet Muhammad's young wife Aisha. Deep in the desert of seventh century Arabia, a new prophet named Muhammad has arisen...
by Rona Sharon
published by Kensington Books
In the Tudor Court of 1518, your friends and enemies can be one and the same...During the annual celebration of the Order of the Garter, Sir Michael Devereaux arrives in King Henry VIII's court on a mission for his benefactor.
Winter In Madrid
by C.J. Sansom
published by Penguin - Viking
In September 1940, the Spanish Civil War is over and Madrid lies in ruins . . . Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett, a reluctant spy for the British Secret Service who was traumatized by his recent experience at Dunkirk.
Silver: My Own Tale As Written by Me with a Goodly Amount of Murder
by Edward Chupack
published by Thomas Dunne Books
This being the last testament of the infamous pirate Long John Silver, you would do well not to trust a word in its pages. Held captive aboard his own ship, the Linda Maria, he is to be taken to England, where he will hang at the king's pleasure.
by Traci L. Slatton
published by Delta
In the majestic heart of Florence, Luca Bastardo is anything but an ordinary boy. Across two centuries of passion and intrigue, Luca will discover an astonishing gift -- one that will lead him to embrace the ancient mysteries of alchemy and healing and to become a trusted confidant to the powerful Medicis.
The Spanish Bow
by Andromeda Romano-Lax
published by Harcourt
In a dusty, turn-of-the-century Catalan village, the bequest of a cello bow sets young Feliu Delargo on an unlikely path. When a local land-owner's wrath threatens his family, the Spanish bow leads Feliu to anarchist Barcelona, then on to the court in Madrid, where a music master's daughter gives him his first lessons in the art of love.
Mademoiselle Victorine: A Novel
by Debra Finerman
published by Three Rivers Press
When Victorine Laurent joins the chorus of the grand Paris Opera ballet, she expects to become the mistress of a wealthy man; this is how young women without family survive in the decadent City of Light.
The Passion of Mary Magdalen: A Novel
by Elizabeth Cunningham
published by Monkfish
Make way for Maeve, the feisty, outspoken Celtic Magdalen, telling her own story, on her own terms. No one's disciple, she is lover, bard, priestess, healer. And like her beloved Jesus, Maeve incarnates the divine mystery of love -- in the flesh.
The Priest's Madonna: A Novel
by Amy Hassinger
published by Putnam Adult
At the end of the nineteenth century, a priest in the village of Rennes-le-Château suddenly came into possession of immense wealth. Legend has it that he found some documents that threatened the Catholic Church -- and that he was paid handsomely for his silence.
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