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Monday, Monday: A Novel Monday, Monday: A Novel
by Elizabeth Crook

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



Lipstick in Afghanistan Lipstick in Afghanistan
by Roberta Gately

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.



Gossip Gossip
by Beth Gutcheon

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.



The Way The Way
by Kristen Wolf

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.



Remarkable Creatures: A Novel Remarkable Creatures: A Novel
by Tracy Chevalier

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.



Annexed Annexed
by Sharon Dogar

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 Shadow of the Swords: A Novel of the Crusades
by Kamran Pasha

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 Across the Endless River
by Thad Carhart

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.



Royal Blood Royal Blood
by Rona Sharon

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.



Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam
by Kamran Pasha

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...



Winter In Madrid Winter In Madrid
by C.J. Sansom

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 Silver: My Own Tale As Written by Me with a Goodly Amount of Murder
by Edward Chupack

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.