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Par Danielle Steel. 2018
Against the electrifying backdrop of the 1960s, Danielle Steel unveils the gripping chronicle of a young woman discovering a passion… for justice and of the unsung heroes she encounters on her quest to fight the good fight. The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil as it plays out in real time. When her family returns to the United States, she begins blazing her own trail, swimming against the tides, spurred on by her freethinking liberal grandfather, determined to become a lawyer despite her traditional, conservative father's objections. She forges a lifelong friendship with a young German Jewish woman whose family died in the concentration camps. And while her grandfather rises to the Supreme Court, Meredith enlists in the most pressing causes of her time, fighting for civil rights and an end to the Vietnam War. From the bright morning of JFK's inauguration, through the tumultuous years that follow as America hurtles toward the twin assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, Meredith joins the vanguard of a new generation of women, breaking boundaries socially, politically, and professionally. But when the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss, and rethink their own values and traditions in light of the times. Encompassing the remarkable people Meredith meets, the historic events she witnesses, and the sacrifices she must make, this is the story of a woman changing her world as she herself is changed by it. Beautifully told, brimming with unforgettable moments and characters, The Good Fight is an inspiring, uplifting novel with resonance for our own times. 2018.
Par Twan Eng Tan. 2012
Malaya, 1949. After studying law at Cambridge and time spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh seeks… solace among the jungle-fringed plantations of Northern Malaya where she grew up as a child. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo. 2012.
Par Shirley Hazzard. 2004
In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives… and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the centre of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself. 2004
Par Beryl Bainbridge. 2011
In the summer of 1968, Rose sets off for the United States to meet a man she knows as Washington… Harold. In a country rocked by rising violence, they join forces in search of the elusive Dr Wheeler - oracle, guru and redeemer - whom Rose credits with rescuing her from a terrible childhood, and against whom Harold nurses a silent grudge. Includes strong language. 2011.
Par Simon Mawer. 2009
High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially… for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian. 2009.
Par Mary Ann Gibbs. 1973
Victorian romance set in England in 1854. Treated as a poor relation rather than as an adopted daughter, Tabbie accidentally… finds out about her true parents when she meets a wounded soldier while a nurse in the Crimean war. 1975, c1973.
Par Virginia Coffman. 1985
Rachel, a Victorian heiress, and Jason, a handsome, mysterious Yorkshireman, are caught in a web of love, passion, and revenge.… Rachel's father was responsible for almost destroying Jason's family, and now that her father is dead, she has been singled out to pay for his actions. Gradually hatred turns to love, but not before Rachel faces many problems and dangers. 1985.
Par Julius Lester. 2005
In a heavy rain in 1859, it is The Weeping Time - the largest Georgia slave auction ever held. Hundreds… of families, marriages, and lovers were torn apart as slave owner and plantation master Pierce Butler sold hundreds of slaves to pay off his gambling debts. Slaves, owners, abolitionists, and children of slave and slave-master families tell their stories. Some descriptions of violence. Grades 5-8. 2005.
Par Howard Frank Mosher. 1977
Fourteen-year-old Bill and his father resort to whiskey smuggling to preserve their cattle herd through a bitter winter. This results… in the most riotous series of cockeyed misadventures that ever befell an expedition. Set in 1932. 1985, c1977.
Par Tracie Peterson, Judith McCoy-Miller. 2003
Lilly Armbruster has lost the family farm through the death of her parents and the greed of her older brother.… Lilly decides to work in the textile mills in order to sabotage the business that she feels has destroyed everything that she's known. Followed by "A fragile design". 2003.
After spending some time in London with his sister Georgiana, Fitzwilliam Darcy sets off for a house party, determined to… put Elizabeth Bennett out of his mind and find himself a more suitable partner. Soon Darcy is embroiled in a mystery, which is solved thanks in part to the below-stairs access of Fletcher, his resourceful valet. Some descriptions of violence. Based on the Jane Austen characters in "Pride and prejudice" (DC13542). Sequel to "An Assembly Such As This" (DC29652), followed by "These Three Remain". 2006. (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy ; 2)
Par Robert S Elegant. 1977
Historical novel of a powerful, wealthy Eurasian family in Hong Kong divided by ambition, adultery, power, intrigue, and revolution. Sir… Jonathan Sekloon, the illegitimate son of a Chinese woman and an Irish soldier of fortune, is founder and patriarch of the dynasty. c1977.
Eaters of the dead: the manuscript of Ibn Fadlan relating his experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922
Par Michael Crichton. 1976
Novel describing a tenth-century Arabian diplomat’s trip to primitive Scandinavia and his encounter with the dreaded "eaters of the dead."… Kidnapped by a band of Vikings, he vividly recounts his many adventures and the barbaric customs of the natives. 1976.
Par Manda Scott. 2007
Britannia, AD 60. The tribes of Britannia are ready to seek bloody vengeance. Twenty thousand warriors are poised to reclaim… their land from their captors. Now is their chance: the Roman governor has marched his legions west, leaving his capital and a vital port undefended. Sequel to “Boudica, dreaming the hound”. Includes strong language. 2007.
Par Manda Scott. 2003
This is the story of Boudica: the last defender of Celtic culture; the only woman to have openly led her… warriors into battle; the only British warrior to stand against Imperial Rome and triumph. But is it also the story of the two men she loved most: the warrior Caradoc and her half-brother Ban. Explicit descriptions of sex. Followed by "Boudica: Dreaming the bull" (DC38592). 2003. (Boudica trilogy ; 1)
Par Jack Holland. 1986
In the first century A.D., Paulinus, governor of Britain, puts down a bloody revolt by Boudica, Queen of the Iceni.… He tells the story of court intrigue and how he became the lover of Nero's mother. 1986.
Par Sharon Kay Penman. 2003
England, 1193. When ransom money to free her son, Richard Lionheart, from the Holy Roman Emperor disappears and is presumed… stolen, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine sends agent Justin de Quincy to recover the payment. Sequel to "Cruel as the Grave" (DC29446). Some descriptions of sex, violence, and some strong language. 2003. (Justin de Quincy series ; 3)
Par Paul Block. 1994
In the sequel to "Beneath the Sky", in 1840 China, Britain's Royal Navy braces for a confrontation with the forces… of the Celestial Emperor over opium, and Ross Ballinger, a successful Hong Kong merchant, must choose between propriety and love. 1994.
Par Ruth Hamilton. 2006
Dorothy is born into WWI and from there we follow the tragedies of her young life until finally, in her… twenties, she is made whole, wins her own battle for freedom and love, and her own place in the world. 2006.
Par Barbara Wood. 1983
Samantha Hargrave escapes the slums of Victorian London to follow her dream of a medical career. She overcomes attempts to… bar her from medicine and, after she qualifies as a doctor, becomes a passionate advocate of women's rights. 1983.