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Historical Fiction

Praise Song for the Butterflies

by Bernice McFadden

Fiction
A story that offers an educational, eye-opening account of the practice of ritual servitude in West Africa. Spanning decades and two continents, Praise Song for the Butterflies will break and heal your heart.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive, hoopla

The Last Days of Night

by Graham Moore

Fiction
New York, 1888. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

Fiction
Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. His reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

The Marriage of Opposites

by Alice Hoffman

Fiction
A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro; the Father of Impressionism.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

Orphan Train

by Christina Baker Kline

Fiction
A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive

Broken Angels

by Gemma Liviero

Fiction
A Nazi doctor. A Jewish rebel. A little girl. Each one will fight for freedom—or die trying.

Book: BCCLS

The Forgotten Room

by Karen White

Fiction
1945: When the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: hoopla

The Killer Angels

by Michael Shaara

Fiction
In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive

News of the World

by Paulette Jiles

Fiction
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this novel that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive, hoopla
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

The Miniaturist

by Jesse Burton

Fiction
Enchanting, beautiful, and exquisitely suspenseful, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive, hoopla

The Four Winds

by Kristin Hannah

Fiction
An epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

Homegoing

by Yaa Gyasi

Fiction
A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive

The Night Tiger

by Yangsze Choo

Fiction
A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive, hoopla

The Lost Apothecary

by Lorna Bennett

Fiction
Flipping betwen 1791 London and present day, a female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them—setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course.

Book: BCCLS
eBook: Libby/OverDrive,
Audiobook: Libby/OverDrive, hoopla

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