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I GAVE MY HEART TO KNOW THIS by Ellen Baker

DEATH OF THE MANTIS by Michael Stanley

A big-hearted, sweeping twentieth-century saga about the strength of women's friendships, by the beloved author of Keeping the House.

In 1944, Grace Anderson, Lena Maki, and Lena's mother, Violet, are working for the war effort at the local shipyard. Grace dreams of a glamorous life in Hollywood, even as she dutifully waits for letters from Alex, her sweetheart in the Marines, and from Derrick, Lena's twin brother. But when Alex is killed and Derrick iis...

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The southern Kalahari area of Botswana is a landscape of lost cities buried beneath the moving sands, of incredible hidden wealth, and of ancient gods. For thousands of years it has been home to the nomadic San people. When the Germans lost the First World War, they also lost the true riches of the land: the Forbidden Coast, rich in alluvial diamonds.

A fractious ranger named Monzo is found dead, fallen into a dry ravine, surrounded by three San people...

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PROOF OF HEAVEN by Mary Curran- Hackett

THE WINTERS IN BLOOM by Lisa Tucker

A mother's faith, a child's bravery, and a doctor's search for healing come together in this moving and thought-provoking fiction debut that explores the meaning of family, faith, and love.
This compelling and heartfelt novel will appeal to readers of all beliefs and backgrounds.

Colm Francis Meaney died seven times before his seventh birthday...
Though he might be young, Colm already knows...

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Together for over a decade, Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever thought they could be. They have a comfortable home, stable careers, and a young son, Michael, who they love more than anything. Yet because of their complicated histories, Kyra and David have always feared that this domestic bliss couldn’t last - that the life they created was destined to be disrupted. And on one perfectly average summer day, it is: Michael disappears from...

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THE WORLD WE FOUND by Thrity Umrigar

MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY by Robert Barclay

The acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The Weight of Heaven returns with a breathtaking, skillfully wrought story of four women and the unbreakable ties they share.

As university students in late 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta were inseparable. Spirited and unconventional, they challenged authority and fought for a better world. But much...

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From the author of If Wishes Were Horses comes a novel of long-buried secrets and self-discovery, showing us that sometimes what goes unsaid is more powerful than words. . .

Chelsea Enright never expected to inherit her grandmother's lakeside cottage deep in the Adirondacks—a serene getaway that had been mysteriously closed up decades ago. This is no simple bequest, however, because when Chelsea finds her grandmother's WWII diaries, she's stunned to discover that they hold secrets she never suspected...

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THE HEALING by Jonathan Odell

THE GOLDEN HOUR by Margaret Wurtele

The pre-Civil War South comes brilliantly to life in this masterfully written novel about a mysterious and charismatic healer readers won’t soon forget.

Plantation Mistress Amanda Satterfield’s grief over the loss of her daughter crosses the line into madness. She takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada. Troubled by his wife’s disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through his slave population...

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A young Italian woman risks her life to defy the injustice surrounding her in this touching novel of forbidden love in war-torn Italy.

It is autumn of 1943 when German forces invade the peaceful vineyards and olive groves of Giovanna Bellini’s village in Tuscany. At first, the seventeen-year-old finds herself fascinated by the dashing Nazi officers. She has yet to come face-to-face with the harsh realities of war.

Her life changes when her brother joins the partisans and recruits her to smuggle food. What began as a lark takes a...

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MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU by Peter Troy

THE COVE by Ron Rash

An engrossing, epic American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War.

Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one sweeping novel rich in the history of nineteenth-century America. This remarkable debut draws from the great themes of literature—famine, war, love, and family—as it introduces four unforgettable characters. Ethan McOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban...

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Laurel Shelton and her brother Hank are living out on farmland the locals say is cursed. And maybe it is. Laurel is born with a large birthmark that neighbors take as a sign of witchery. Hank loses an arm while serving overseas in WW I. When Hank falls in love with a woman who refuses to live there, Hank secretly plans to leave his sister behind.

But Laurel’s fate is forever altered when she comes upon a stranger in the woods one day, a stranger she saves from a near-fatal accident. With only a simple haversack of worldly belongings, including his treasured flute and note explaining that he is mute and bound for...

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THE MIRRORED WORLD by Debra Dean

KILLER LIBRARIAN by Mary Lou Kirwin

The bestselling author of the critically acclaimed The Madonnas of Leningrad, returns with a breathtaking historical novel, set against the unparalleled extravagance and artifice of the royal court in eighteenth century St. Petersburg-a world of ice palaces, glittering opera, and lavish balls-that imaginatively reconstructs the life of one of Russia's most revered and mysterious holy figures, St. Xenia.

Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia is a passionate and tender dreamer who cares little for social conventions. A free spirit, she unexpectedly falls in love with the dashing Andrei, a handsome soldier...

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File “M” for Murder...

Champion of the mystery section in a Minnesota library, Karen Nash is embarking on a dream trip to London. But she’s clueless why the love of her mid-life, Dave, would dump her hours before take-off—until she spies him at the airport with a young honey! She decides the best revenge is to get on that plane anyway... and entertain schemes for Dave’s untimely demise.

After touching ground in the hallowed homeland of Christie, Sayers, and Peters, she checks into a cozy...

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IN NEED OF A GOOD WIFE by Kelly O'Connor McNees

AMERICAN GHOST by Janis Owens

Richly detailed, vivid, and unforgettable, this is an extraordinary novel about three women challenging the American West—and unpredictable fate—for a future only the most daring can secure...

For Clara Bixby, brokering mail-order brides is a golden business opportunity—and a desperately needed chance to start again. If she can help New York women find husbands in a far-off Nebraska town, she can build an independent new life away from her own loss and grief. Clara’s ambitions are shared by two other women, who are also willing to take any risk. Quiet immigrant Elsa hopes...

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AMERICAN GHOST is a complex and compulsively readable novel about love and identity. Jolie Hoyt is a small town girl living in panhandle Florida. Her father is a Pentecostal preacher who sells insurance on the side and her best friend is a lively southern beauty hoping to pursue a degree in interior design. Jolie is ambitious, lonely, whip-smart, and all-too-aware of her family’s closet full of secrets and long-held distrust of outsiders. But she throws caution to the wind when she meets and falls in love with Sam Lense, a Jewish graduate student ...

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ORDERS FROM BERLIN by Simon Tolkien

 

A compelling thriller laced with Simon Tolkien's signature writing style, praised by the LA Times as “half Christie and half Grisham”.

With the publication of The Inheritance, Simon Tolkien was lauded as a naturally gifted storyteller who possesses a terrific command of language and a unique perception into the darker sides of human nature. Now, Simon takes readers back to the case that started it all for Trave, the hero of his last two critically acclaimed novels. It’s September of 1940. France has fallen and London is being bombed...

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"Art is never the voice of a country, it is an even more precious thing, the voice of the individual, doing its best to speak, not comfort of any sort, but truth. And the art that speaks it most unmistakably, most directly, most variously, most fully, is fiction."
--Eudora Welty

 

Fiction coming out in 2014

February: I ALWAYS LOVED YOU by Robin Oliveira

March: THE ANATOMY LESSON by Nina Siegal

April: WIDOW’S WALK by Robert Barclay, TELL ME ONE THING by Deena Goldstone, THE ISLAND OF DOVES by Kelly O'Connor McNees

June: MARGARITA WEDNESDAY by Deborah Rodriguez

July: DOLLBABY by Laura L. McNeal

August: THE STORY HOUR by Thrity Umrigar, CANCEL THE WEDDING by Carolyn Dingman
 

 

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