Biographical

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“Merry’s book is a needed corrective to the underestimation of McKinley by professional historians.”

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“a tantalizing look into how Austen’s classic works were shaped by her close relationship with her brother, as well as the financial scandals and disasters of the Regency era.”

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In 1917 while in the throes of the First World War, nine-year-old Frances Griffiths left her home in Cape Town, Africa, with her mother to stay with her aunt in Cottingley, England.

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This novel tells the story of an unsung heroine of the American century, Katharine Wright, sister of Orville and Wilbur. It is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking.

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In Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession, author Alison Weir takes well-known figures from history and offers their story in a fictional presentation.

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“The Broken Hours is a lovely homage to the fantastic dreams of the often heartsick writer who inspired it . . .”

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“Free of Vikings, Björk, or enraptured paeans to volcanic landscapes and icy shores, The Outlaw presents Iceland as experienced by a troubled boy.

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“The author has done a masterful job writing Kate Warne’s story in this eye-opening novel.”

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". . . a gripping historical novel . . ."

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“Andrew Wyeth’s vision of her in the painting returns to Christina her sense of self, for she knows that through this painting she will be truly seen.”

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Sabina Murray’s expansive new novel Valiant Gentlemen sketches a lucid picture of the British Empire from her imperialist ventures in Africa to her execution of Irish rebels in 1916.

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In his deft, swift but deeply thoughtful short novel The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes has turned to one of the most poignant, painful encounters between artist and unbridled governmental c

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“An exceptionally moving and enthralling piece of historical fiction.”

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Based on the memoirs of Frances Conway, Enchanted Islands is a fictionalized account of one woman’s struggle to find a balance between her real life and the secrets she knows but cannot ac

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Whether or not readers are familiar with Chekhov, historical fiction lovers will want to read The Summer Guest in its entire page-turning splendor.

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This highly readable novel based on a fictional masterwork by J. S.

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Described as a novel, this formidable example of that increasingly popular genre—biographical fiction—tells the life of the brilliant and celebrated 19th century English novelist George Eliot (1819

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“Abraham Lincoln is torn apart and adeptly reconstructed by author Stephen Harrigan.”

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“The novel is a quick, compulsive read but leaves much untold; however, this is fiction and not comprehensive biography.”

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The Borgia name conjures up larger-than-life history, sumptuous banquets, sexual license, and infamy.

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Victoria Kelly takes license with the legacy of Harry Houdini in her debut novel.

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Little is known about Zenobia, a real historical figure born c.

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The Master of the Prado by Javier Sierra is a work of illuminated autobiographical fiction.

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“. . . I’m not convinced it was even worth turning to the second page.”

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“Mr. Lodge writes beautifully . . . irresistible . . .”

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