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December 16, 2017

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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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The Glassblower of Murano

The Glassblower of Murano
Fiorato, Marina

Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to Louis XIV of France to protect his secret daughter. In the present day, his descendant, Leonara Manin, leaves London for a new life as a glassblower in Venice--only to find her fate inextricably linked with her ancestor's dangerous secrets--Cover.


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Hollywood: A Novel of America in the 1920s

Hollywood: A Novel of America in the 1920s
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012

Follows the career of Caroline Sanford, a brilliant and beautiful newspaper publisher who leaves Washington to become a Hollywood producer and movie star.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Captain Alatriste

Captain Alatriste
Pérez-Reverte, Arturo

" ... Captain Alatriste is the story of a fictional seventeenth-century Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright. "No blood," they are told. Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: he increases the pay, and tells Alatriste that, instead, he must murder the two travelers. When the attack unfolds, Alatriste realizes that these aren't ordinary travelers, and what happens next is only the first in a riveting series of twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe"--Provided by the publisher.


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Holds: 3 on 3 copies

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Empire: A Novel

Empire: A Novel
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012

A historical novel with portraits of Teddy Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst illuminates Roosevelt's Washington, America's Gilded Age, and the expanding American empire.


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Washington, D.C: A Novel

Washington, D.C: A Novel
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012

A new age of media politics emerges when conservative senator Clay Overbury begins his quest for the Presidency during World War II, and receives help from liberal newspaper tycoon Blaise Sanford.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Last Man in Europe: A Novel

The Last Man in Europe: A Novel
Glover, Dennis


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Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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The Power of One

The Power of One
Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012

Story of Peekay, an English boy, living in South Africa during World War II whose dream is to become a winner.


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Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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The Orchid Affair: A Pink Carnation Novel

The Orchid Affair: A Pink Carnation Novel
Willig, Lauren

Overview: In The Orchid Affair, Willig introduces her strongest heroine yet. Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling exploits in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. Jaouen and his arch rival, Gaston Delaroche, are investigating a suspected Royalist plot to unseat Bonaparte, and Laura's mission is to report any suspicious findings. At first the job is as lively as Latin textbooks and knitting, but Laura begins to notice strange behavior from Jaouen-secret meetings and odd comings and goings. As Laura edges herself closer to her employer, she makes a shocking discovery and is surprised to learn that she has far more in common with Jaouen than she originally thought. As their plots begin to unravel, Laura and Jaouen are forced on the run with the children, and with the help of the Pink Carnation they escape to the countryside, traveling as husband and wife. But Delaroche will stop at nothing to take down his nemesis. With his men hot on their trail, can Laura and Jaouen seal the fate of Europe before it's too late?


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Heartstone

Heartstone
Sansom, C. J.


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A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

19th-century mechanic Hank Morgan suffers a blow to the head and awakens in sixth-century Camelot. Using his knowledge of the future and 19th-century science, Hank convinces King arthur and his court that he is a powerful magician. Hank then uses his position to try to bring American ideals of democracy to Old England.


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