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Historical Fiction October 2014

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

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New in October 2014

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.

Vango by Timothee de Fombelle
A young man with a hidden past is on the run in Paris, 1934, to escape capture for a murder he didn't commit.

Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury
Zenji Watanabe, seventeen, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese during World War II and, after he is captured and tortured, must find a way to survive months of being lost in the jungle behind enemy lines.

New in May 2014

Always Emily: A Novel of Intrigue and Romance by Michaela MacColl
In the early 1800s in England, young Emily and Charlotte Brontë try to solve a mystery involving burglaries and a local death.

A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work.

New in April 2014

Going Over by Beth Kephart
In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall--Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.

New in February 2014

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
In 1909 London, as the world of debutante balls and high society obligations closes in around her, seventeen-year-old Victoria must figure out just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.

Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen (Sequel to Scarlet)
Scarlet's true identity has been revealed and she has been forced to marry Lord Gisbourne and participate at court, acting the part of a noblewoman in hopes of helping her beloved Robin Hood's cause and forging a future with him.

New in January 2014

VIII by H. M. Castor
Hal, a young man of extraordinary talents, skill on the battlefield, sharp intelligence, and virtue, believes he is destined for greatness but, haunted by his family's violent past, he embarks on a journey that leads to absolute power and brings him face to face with his demons as he grows to become Henry VIII.

New in December 2013

Son of Fortune by Victoria McKernan (Sequel to The Devil's Paintbox)
In the mid-1860s San Francisco, Sixteen-year-old Aiden gains a hoped-for chance in fortune when he wins a ship in a poker game, but soon he is involved in Peru's savage guano trade and the exploitation of its Chinese workers.

Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston
When thirteen-year-old Rachel's brother, traumatized by World War II, contracts a serious illness shortly after his return from the war, she and her family are shattered.

Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel
In 1716 London, an orphaned sixteen-year-old girl from a good family impersonates a lady-in-waiting only to discover that the real girl was murdered, the court harbors a nest of spies, and the handsome young artist who's helping her solve the mystery might be a spy himself.