Historical Fiction

Sophia's War

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By Avi
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442414426
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 24th, 2013

It is 1776 and the British occupy New York City. A witness to the hanging of Nathan Hale, Sophia Calderwood vows to do all she can to help the American cause, and becomes a spy. This fast-paced and riveting historical novel will appeal to readers young and old.Robin


A Very Long Engagement

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$20.00
ISBN: 9780312424589
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - November 15th, 2004

I can't say enough good things about A Very Long Engagement, a love story and thriller about a young Frenchwoman who simply will not accept news of her fiance’s ignominious death in the trenches of World War 1. Full of twists and turns, combining history, mystery and romance, and told from the point of view of one very scrappy and determined woman, it's a page-turner with characters you'll remember for a long time.

Marie


Letters from Skye

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780345542601
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 9th, 2013

A love affair that crosses two continents and encompasses two wars begins with a chatty letter from David, a young American to his new favorite poet, Elspeth Dunn, sent in 1912. The book is a novel-in-letters, a complicated and passionate story that Elspeth's daughter pieces together while the bombs begin to fall on Britain in 1940.

Sarah


Corelli's Mandolin

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780679763970
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Published: Vintage Books USA - August 29th, 1995

Corelli’s
Mandolin is historical fiction of the old school, a sweeping story to
get lost in and fall in love with. Set on the Greek isle of Cephalonia
during the Italian occupation of World War II, the book follows a
panoply of unforgettable characters- beautiful Pelagia, her father the
doctor, Captain Corelli, Mandras the rebel, Carlo the soldier and more-
each with his or her own heartbreaking, beautiful arc. This is a
wonderful summer read, a book to linger over, smile over, cry over, a
book that will leave its mark on your heart forever.Marie


Lust for Life

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780452262492
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Published: Plume Books - June 1st, 1984

It’s February, and time to settle into a good book. This novel, based largely on his letters to his brother Theo, is an intimate view of the complicated and tumultuous life of Vincent Van Gogh. It was so captivating, that when the end drew near I put it down and walked away, unable to bear the thought of finishing it.
Robin


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