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WIFE OF THE GODS by Kwei Quartey

THE REBEL PRINCESS by Judith K. Healey

For fans of Alexander McCall Smith, a debut mystery novel set in West Africa that introduces a marvelous detective and a fascinatingly rich community

Set in Ghana, with the action moving back and forth between the capital city of Accra and a small village in the Volta Region, Kwei Quartey’s lively debut novel is the story of Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive sleuth...

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Paris, October 1207. There is nothing that Alais, princess of France, wants more than to settle down with her lover, William of Caen, and to reveal to his ward Francis that she is his mother. But intrigue is afoot in the palace: two monks have arrived from Rome on a mission to compel her brother Phillipe, the King, to help them battle a dangerous breakaway Christian sect in the south know as the Cathars...

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SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy

THE PROMISED WORLD by Lisa Tucker

At last Pat Conroy brings to his readers who are legion a novel of his beloved Charleston. This time the eighteen-year-old protagonist Leopold Bloom King—yes, his mother is an ardent Joyce scholar—meets six new classmates who will join the senior class of Peninsula High School and develop a deep friendship that will last the twenty years of this glorious novel. As Pat Conroy is not a writer to hold back on either adventure or the pleasure of language...

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Lisa Tucker captures the hidden heart of the modern family. In her widely acclaimed novels, she has established her unique gift for depicting the bewildering nature of love, the poignant quest to belong, and the deep desire for a place to call home.

Now from the bestselling author of The Cure for Modern Life and Once Upon a Day comes a riveting story of suspense about a literature professor whose carefully...

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31 HOURS by Masha Hamilton

LADY VERNON AND HER DAUGHTER by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino Bradway

A woman in New York awakens knowing, as deeply as a mother s blood can know, that her grown son is in danger. She has not heard from him in weeks. His name is Jonas. His girlfriend, Vic, doesn t know what she has done wrong, but Jonas won t answer his cell phone. We soon learn that Jonas is isolated in a safe-house apartment in New York City, pondering his conversion to Islam and his experiences training in Pakistan, preparing for...

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A delightful interpretation of Jane Austen’s early novella Lady Susan–a treat for fans of literature’s most beloved woman of letters, as well as historical fiction readers.

Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan was written during the same period in which she produced Elinor and Marianne. Like Elinor and Marianne, Lady Susan focused on the economic and romantic plights of two heroines displaced when...

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LOVE IN TRANSLATION by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER by George Bishop, Jr.

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When Liz runs away from her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her guilt-ridden mother, Laura, writes her a letter about her own adolescence, hoping to give Liz insight into her mother as a woman who has enough of her own precarious history to understand her daughter. In her painfully candid confession, Laura reveals the reasons her parents sent her away to a strict Catholic boarding...

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THE FORTY RULES OF LOVE by Elif Shafak

WATERMARK by Vanitha Sankaran

In this lyrical, imaginative new novel, acclaimed author Elif Shafak unfolds two parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when the Sufi poet and mystic Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the infamous wandering dervish known as Shams of Tabriz. Both stories together incarnate Rumi’s timeless message of love.

American housewife Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when...

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The year is 1320 in France, and writing, reading, and the supply of costly parchment are under complete control by an increasingly corrupted Church. When Auda, the daughter of a papermaker in the small town of Narbonne, is born albino, she falls victim to an act of superstitious violence that leaves her a mute. Yet as Auda grows into womanhood, she reclaims her voice using her father's cheap “cloth parchment” to write troubadour poetry about courtly...

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31 BOND STREET by Ellen Horan

BURNING BRIGHT by Ron Rash

The sensational murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell in his lower Manhattan home made front-page news across the United States in 1857. “Who killed Dr. Burdell?” was a question that gripped our nation. 31 BOND STREET, a debut novel by Ellen Horan, interweaves fiction with actual events in a clever historical narrative that blends romance, politics, greed and sexual intrigue in a suspenseful drama.

The story opens when an errand boy discovers Burdell’s body...

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The acclaimed Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times best-selling author of Serena captures the eerie beauty, stark violence, and rugged character of Appalachia in stories that span the Civil War to present day.

Few writers know the heart and soul of a region, as does Ron Rash. Like William Faulkner’s Mississippi or Ivan Doig’s Montana, Rash’s Appalachia is a dichotomous land of beauty and brutality settled by...

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THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT by Kelly O'Connor McNees

THE INHERITANCE by Simon Tolkien

TFew novels play a more prominent role in American girlhood than Little Women. Since it was first published in 1868, millions of girls have cheered on the spunky Jo March as she proved girls could be tough, funny, and as smart as any boy.

But Little Women fans have always been puzzled by the novel's conclusion. Why won't Jo marry Teddy Laurence—"Laurie"—the charming neighbor who confesses he's loved her...

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A complex mystery of deception and betrayal that follows the court case of a young man set to hang for the murder of his father

When a famed Oxford historian is found dead in his study one night, all evidence points to his son, Stephen. About to be disinherited from the family fortune, Stephen returns to home after a long...

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--Eudora Welty

 

Fiction coming out in 2015

January: THE ANATOMY LESSON by Nina Siegal, paperback

February: MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE by Jonathan Odell, hard cover & paperback, MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS by Kwei Quartey, paperback, HAUNTED (the Arnaud Legacy) by Lynn Carthage, paperback, THE NIGHT JESUS FELL TO EARTH, stories by Ron Rash, paperback

March: I ALWAYS LOVED YOU by Robin Oliveira, paperback, DINNER WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo

April: WHERE THEY FOUND HER by Kimberly McCreight

July: DOLLBABY by Laura McNeal, paperback

August: THE RACE FOR PARIS by Meg Waite Clayton, THE STORY HOUR by Thrity Umrigar, paperback

September: ABOVE THE WATERFALL by Ron Rash

 

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