False Fathers (Waxwood Series: Book 2) – Tam May

Just in time for Father’s Day! Sometimes no father is better than a false father. In 1898 California, Jake Alderdice comes of age as a shy and contemplative youth who is passionate about art. On vacation in Waxwood, now a fashionable resort town, he meets Harland Stevens, who takes an interest in the young man’s artistic ambitions. Stevens seizes upon the fatherless young man to counsel him toward a path to manhood inspired by Teddy Roosevelt and Thoreau. He introduces Jake to The Order of ...



The Book of Longings – Sue Monk Kidd

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. ...



A Woman of No Importance – Sonia Purnell

Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London Shortlisted for the Plutarch Award for Best Biography of 2019 “Excellent…This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down.” — The New York Times Book Review “A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people — and a little ...



The Book of Lost Friends – Lisa Wingate

From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. ...



Freedom Calling: A Civil War Slave Escapes By Sea – Dana Vacca

A Dangerous Quest For Freedom, A Forbidden Love, A Grueling Test Of Courage, A Painful Choice. An epic journey to freedom begins. A run-away slave girl with a strong will to be free, a New Bedford whaling captain, a Native American, Lakota Sioux, shape each other’s destinies in a powerful, moving and spiritual journey. Navigating a perilous escape through Civil War Virginia, Celia must come to terms with her own overwhelming fear, conflicting loyalties,… and a forbidden romance. But her future is not the only ...



The Edge Of Freedom – Dana Vacca

A Civil War slave with a will to be free, a New Bedford sea captain, a Native American Lakota Sioux, shape each other’s destinies in a powerful, moving and spiritual journey. A Dangerous Quest For Freedom, A Forbidden Love, A Grueling Test Of Courage, …A Painful Choice. The Freedom Calling Series saga. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia has just surrendered. Less than a week later, President Lincoln has been assassinated. While America is struggling to heal from its fresh wounds, two emancipated slaves, Daisy ...



The Mirror & the Light – Hilary Mantel

With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage. The story begins in May ...



Deacon King Kong – James McBride

“Cracking…Terrific…Deeply felt, beautifully written, and profoundly humane.” –The New York Times Book Review cover “Hilarious…A rich and vivid multicultural history.” –Time Magazine From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, one of the most anticipated novels of the year: a wise and witty tale about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project ...