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Par Ellen Howard. 1999
In Victorian England ten-year-old orphan Emma Deane has already spent three years working in a silk factory when she stumbles…upon a job on a canal boat--a job that supplies her with food, fresh air, and love. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Dennis Lehane. 2008
Boston, early twentieth century. Policeman Danny Coughlin goes undercover to infiltrate Bolsheviks and anarchists who are recruiting immigrants and workers…to cause civil strife. Soon Danny sympathizes with their plight, befriending his family's Irish maid and an African American fugitive. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.
Par Gore Vidal. 2000
Fictional coverage of the American cultural and political scene from 1939, when the U.S. debated entering World War II, until…1954 after the Korean War. Caroline Sanford, producer-actress and Washington newspaper publisher, and her journalist nephew provide insider views on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's terms of office. Bestseller. 2000.
Par Sheri S Tepper. 1988
Events in the life of Stavia, from age ten to womanhood, at a time when human civilization has evolved into…a social system divided along gender lines. Women have taken over running the country, while the men live in closed military garrison with a gate to the outside world. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989, c1988.
Par Alan Furst. 2006
In Paris, on a winter night in 1938, a murder/suicide at a discreet lovers' hotel is not romantic tragedy -…it is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini's fascist secret police, and meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione, a clandestine emigre newspaper. In the desperate politics of a Europe on the edge of war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn - worth surveillance, or blackmail, or murder. 2006.
Par Kage Baker. 2009
Former British Arean Company (BAC) employee Mary Griffith and others are stranded after BAC's Martian experiment fails. Mary establishes a…barter-and-trade system at her new bar, the Empress of Mars. But when BAC attempts to reclaim colonist land, Mary and her patrons must find ways to outwit the company. 2009.
Par Beverly Lewis. 1997
Katie, now Katherine Mayfield, searches for her birth mother. The journey takes her to the Finger Lakes region of New…York and into a world of compassion and greed, mercy and betrayal. Meanwhile Katie's first love, Daniel, wants to rekindle their relationship. Sequel to "The Shunning" (DC36967), followed by "The reckoning" (DC36966). 1997. (The Heritage of Lancaster County ; 2)
Par James Walker. 1996
Wells Fargo agent Zac Cobb's new assignment takes him to Arizona to track down bandits stealing army payrolls. It also…leads him into a confrontation with his brother Julian, who, bitter from injuries suffered in the Civil War, has become an outlaw. They find themselves thrust together on a boat careening down the rapids of the Colorado River. Sequel to "The Rawhiders". c1996. (The Wells Fargo trail ; 5)
Par Kathleen E Woodiwiss. 1998
Cerynise Kendall, born in Charleston but raised in England, is suddenly orphaned and penniless. Hoping to return to Charleston, Cerynise…heads for London's wharfs. She finds childhood friend Beau Birmingham, who offers to take her aboard his ship if she marries him. Sequel to "The Flame and the Flower". Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Elmore Leonard. 2005
Oklahoma, 1930s. Young U.S. marshal Carlos "Carl" Webster loves chasing felons and savours the publicity. While searching for rich-boy-gone-bad Jack…Belmont, Carl falls for gun moll Louly Brown. Hack writer Tony Antonelli tags along looking for new material. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2005.
Par Pam Rosenthal. 2008
London, 1829. Acclaimed romance writer Marina Wyatt, the widowed countess of Gorham, falls in love with the scholarly Jasper Hedges,…an uncle of her young friend Sir Anthony Hedges. While indulging in their clandestine affair, Marina is blackmailed for past indiscretions. Some strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Rita Award. c2008.
Par Bartle Bull. 2001
Civilization teeters on the edge as Nazi Germany stands at the height of its power. The intrigue of Cairo and…fiery drama of Rommel's desert war in Africa come vibrantly to life in this historical adventure and romance novel as alliances shift, loyalties deceive, espionage thrives, and danger lies in the dark corners of Cairo and the desert night. 2001.
Par Olga Grushin. 2005
Sukhanov showed talent early, with daring controversial artwork, but he opted for prestige and comfort, becoming critic rather than creator…as editor of Russia's leading art magazine. Suddenly in 1985, at the age of 56, Sukhanov's life unravels and he loses everything he holds dear - job, son, daughter, possibly wife - but through the pain, in a series of dream sequences in which he confronts his past, he gains truth about his father's life and death, and about decisions made between art and love. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2005.
Par Frank Herbert. 1977
In his latest assignment, Saboteur Extraordinary Jorj X. McKie is sent to planet Dosadi to investigate an experiment that has…gotten out of hand. Humans and Gowachin have been confined there in overcrowded conditions, and an interstellar war is imminent. Companion to "Whipping Star". c1977.
Par Régine Deforges. 1988
As World War II escalates, Léa copes with the deaths of friends, including Camille, and the ruin of the family's…vineyards. Yet she continues working for the Resistance, joins the Red Cross, and travels to Berlin, returning to Paris on the eve of liberation. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Sequel to "Léa" (DC19861). 1988. Uniform title: Diable en rit encore.
Par Rebecca Brandewyne. 2006
Rose Windermere's family returns to England from India in 1835 after close friends are murdered. Fifteen years later Rose receives…a cryptic message and discovers she's being stalked by businessman Raj Khanna. They fall in love while investigating the past and uncover a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria. Some descriptions of violence. 2006.
Par Ellen Datlow. 2003
16 new ghost stories, varied in locale, period, and style, including westerns, faux memoirs, and romance. In Glenn Hirshberg's "Dancing…Men," the ghost is the shadow of the Holocaust, which haunts a survivor of the concentration camps. A grandfather clock is animated by the spirit of a murder victim in "The Ghost of the Clock", while the lingering influence of a madwoman who terrorizes a child appears in "Feeling Remains". Some descriptions of violence and strong language. 2003.
Par Gail Anderson-Dargatz. 1996
Living on her family's farm in British Columbia in the 1940s, 15-year-old Beth Weeks escapes her abusive father and her…troubled mother in a friendship with Nora, a young Native woman. Beth struggles to cope, even as she feels haunted by the fear that something is following her. Nora's grandmother believes it is the murderous Coyote spirit, responsible for mysterious deaths in the community. Strong language and some descriptions of violence and sex. c1996.
Par Neal Stephenson. 2004
1689. Jack Shaftoe, criminal mastermind, recovers his memory in Algiers, evades galley slavery, and joins a quest for the lost…treasure of a Spanish pirate. Meanwhile, Eliza, secret agent and former prisoner in a Turkish harem, is captured by a privateer while trying to escape to England with her baby. She must then navigate the intrigues of the court of Louis XIV, which are less lethal than those of the Inquisition by only a small margin. Sequel to "Quicksilver" (DC26645). 2004. (Baroque cycle ; 2)
Par Bruce Alexander. 2000
London, 1772. A rash of home invasions and murders occurs, apparently committed by black men. After blind magistrate Sir John…Fielding is wounded, his assistant, Jeremy Proctor, tracks down the gang with the help of the Bow Street Runners. 2000. (Sir John Fielding mystery ; 7)