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November 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Historical Fiction

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New Historical Fiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Historical Fiction books for adults.

 

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Orhan's Inheritance: A Novel

Orhan's Inheritance: A Novel
Ohanesian, Aline

When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather's will raises more questions than it answers. Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan's grandfather would have left their home to this woman rather than to his own family.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Bitter Grounds

Bitter Grounds
Benítez, Sandra, 1941-

Presents the saga of three generations of Salvadoran women whose lives are changed in unexpected ways by a letter that has lain unopened for twenty-six years.


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Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit
Smith, Lillian, 1897-1966

When it was first published in 1944, this novel sparked immediate controversy and became a huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town. The book is as engrossing and incendiary now as the day it was written.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Follett, Ken

A prior, a master builder, and their community try to build a mighty cathedral to protect themselves while Stephen and the Empress Maud fight for the crown of England.


Format: Book
Holds: 38 on 11 copies

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The Scandalous Flirt

The Scandalous Flirt
Drake, Olivia

"Aurora Paxton was once the belle of the ball, the most sought-after debutante of the season--until a scandalous mistake ruined her.Shunned by her family, Rory was banished to the country to live in disgrace. Now she's been summoned back to London by her stepmother, who is being blackmailed by the least likely person Rory can imagine: Lucas Vale, Marquess of Dashell. Lucas is someone Rory's known for years--a man as devastatingly handsome as he is coldly disapproving of her. What in the world could he want from her or her family? Rory intends to find out as soon as she comes face to face with her old foe. What she never expects, however, is that the icy aristocrat has a soft spot for her--and a secret plan to redeem her status. Could it be that Lucas has been in love with Rory all along and has finally found a way to win her heart?"--Page [4] of cover.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Lestat
Rice, Anne, 1941-

When the vampire Lestat becomes a rock superstar, he finds himself in serious conflict with the ancients whose powers are beyond his imagining.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Houses

Houses
Pekić, Borislav, 1930-1992

"Building can be seen as a master metaphor for modernity, which some great irresistible force, be it fascism or communism or capitalism, is always busy building anew, and Houses is a book about a man, Arseniev Negoyan, who has devoted his life and his dreams to building. Bon vivant, Francophile, visionary, Negoyan spent the first half of his life building houses he loved and even gave names to--Juliana, Christina, Agatha--making his hometown of Belgrade into a modern city to be proud of. The second half of his life, after World War II and the Nazi occupation, he has spent in one of those houses, being looked after by his wife and a nurse, in hiding. Now, on the last day of his life, Negoyan has decided to go out at last to see what he has wrought. Negoyan is one of the great characters in modern fiction, a charming monster of selfishness and self-delusion. And for all his failings, his life poses a question for the rest of us: Where in the modern world is there a home except in illusion?"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Centennial: A Novel

Centennial: A Novel
Michener, James A., 1907-1997

Brimming with the glory of America's past, the story of Colorado the Centennial State is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In "Centennial, " trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West and the entire country.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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White Jazz: A Novel

White Jazz: A Novel
Ellroy, James, 1948-

Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns--it's all in a day's work for Lieutenant Dave Klein, Los Angeles Police Department. Trained as a lawyer in school, schooled as a strongarm on the street, bought and paid for by the mob, there's nothing he's not into and nobody's better at any of it. But in the fall of 1958, when the Feds announce a full-out investigation into police corruption, everything goes haywire. Suddenly, the game Klein thought he was running has a new set of rules--and they're not his. He's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat," and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins--all of them hell-bent on keeping their own dirty secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead," it's dues time. And it's Klein who tells his own story--his voice clipped and sharp and as brutal as the events he's describing--taking us with him on a hellish journey through a world shaped by monstrous ambition, greed, and perversion. It's a world he helped create, but now he'll do anything to get out of it alive.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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El manuscrito encontrado en Accra: [una novela]

El manuscrito encontrado en Accra: [una novela]
Coelho, Paulo

As the people of Jerusalem--Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike--await attack and inevitable slaughter during the Crusades, they gather around a wise man who answers their questions and teaches them in parables about love, faith, and other topics.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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