Abby Thomas is spending the summer in a run-down old house with a bratty pre-teen named Merrideth she is supposed to tutor. Not a dream job. But it does come with perks. Thereâ€™s John Roberts, a devastatingly attractive neighbor who is almost too wonderful to be real. And thereâ€™s the new computer program Beautiful Housesâ€”also too amazing to be real. No one knows how it works, but with it she can rewind and fast-forward the lives of all the people who ever lived in the house
Queen Elizabeth Tudor is still known today as "Gloriana" after her small fleet of agile ships defeated the Spanish Armada's 131 galleons in the English Channel on 6 August 1588. But how did this happen and why is the late Elizabethan era the "Golden Age?" In this beautiful creative non-fiction biography you'll meet Elizabeth as you have never met her before.
"Running Buck" Stewart is the first half-Sioux Indian to attend West Point. His non-stop adventures take him across America in the late 1800s, but his heart is pulling him West, to the people who are still half his soul.
Erik Larsonâ€”author of #1 bestseller In the Garden of Beastsâ€”intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
War made her queen of England. Her love for a Welshman made her immortal. Best known as Henry V's Agincourt bride from Shakespeare's "Henry V," Catherine de Valois was an extraordinary woman of faith, courage, and conviction in an age of politically powerful women.
This book is an inspirational novel that I read in the last year; Brunt's work reminds me of The Hours by Michael Cunningham, another favorite. Cunningham's work in The Hours is complex and illustrates those small moments in people's lives that intertwine in unexpected ways, but Brunt's work focuses on one particular era (the 1980s) during the AIDS crisis. The novel follows June, who gradually comes to know her uncle's lover after he dies; it is a haunting work and sure to have you ruminating about the nature of love long after you finish the last page. -- Erin F., DC Public Library staff
The #1 New York Times Bestseller Christina Baker Klineâ€™s Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in Americaâ€™s pastâ€”and it includes a special PS section for book clubs featuring insights, interviews, and more.
Although the London of the early 1950's holds its attractions, and love is blossoming between Lisa and her fellow trainee schoolteacher, Liam, Lisa stills nurtures resentment towards her Dad, who exiled her there from Sydney, leaving her in the care of her grandmother, six years before.