Eleanorfollows Eleanor Roosevelt’s life from birth to her death in seven parts designed to reflect the myriad roles she played in her transformation from an awkward child into a force of nature. Roosevelt’s life journey took her from a shy, often ignored child, whose mother shamed her with the nickname “Granny,” to a dynamic first lady and then a “world maker” when, as one of the country’s first delegates to the United Nations, she spearheaded the adoption of the first Universal Declaration of Human Rights in history.
In Summer of ’69,Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed. Rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.
The Sweet Taste of Muscadines reminds us all that true love never dies. A woman returns to her small southern hometown in the wake of her mother’s sudden death—only to find the past upended by stunning family secrets—in this intimate debut novel, written with deep compassion and sharp wit..
This Tender Land is lively but heavy-handed adventure that follows four orphans as they search for safety in Depression-era Minnesota.
Eternal is a triangular story of first love, told against the backdrop of WWII in Rome, that is both terrifying and magical. Three young people at one of the worst times in history are filled with love, hate, fear, rage, and at the end, survival and hope.
In The Four Winds, Elsa Wolcott is a woman trying to raise two children on farm in the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl following the Great Depression. She watches as the lands around her crack in their perpetually parched state and the hopelessness threatens to breaks the spirit of those around her..
A Time for Mercy, the thriller novel sequel to A Time to Kill and Sycamore Row. This latest book features the return of the character Jake Brigance, a small-town Mississippi lawyer who takes on difficult cases.
In Sunflower Sisters, Kelly tells the story of Caroline Ferriday’s ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, a Southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists.
Between life and death there is a ‘midnight library’ where the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices. When the death of her cat proves the final straw, Nora Seed decides to check out on life, and finds herself at the ‘midnight library’. This charming, funny, inventive novel, The Midnight Library, is about regret, the choices we make, and taking the bitter with the sweet.
In Capote’s Women, author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote’s never-published final novel, Answered Prayers–the dark secrets, tragic glamour, and Capote’s ultimate betrayal of the group of female friends he called his swans.
In The Taking of Jemina Boone: The True Story of the Kidnap and Rescue That Shaped America, Matthew Pearl reveals the exciting story of Jemima Boone’s kidnapping and vividly illuminates the early days of America’s westward expansion with the violent and tragic clashes across cultural lines.
The psychological thriller The Judge’s List by John Grisham details the fight by an amateur investigator, Jeri Crosby, and an ill-equipped governmental office to prosecute and bring to justice a cunning serial killer.
The Henna Artist is about a fiercely independent and ambitious Brahmin woman, Lakshmi, who runs away from her village, husband and parents, to an entrancing life in 1950s Jaipur as a henna artist to a posse of high-society ladies. She paints her way into their innermost secrets, making herself indispensable to them. Everything is going well until, years later, her husband comes looking for her, along with a sister whose existence she was unaware of.
The Gilded Edge: Two Audacious Women and the Cyanide Love Triangle That Shook America by Catherine Prendergast is set in the evocative locations of earthquake-ravaged San Francisco and the Monterey Peninsula. It is the true story of two women, a wife and a poet, who learn the high price of sexual and artistic freedom in a vivid depiction of the debauchery of the late Gilded Age.
Truly, Madly: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and the Romance of the Century is the biography of a marriage, a love affair that still captivates millions, even decades after both actors’ deaths.
Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took On a World at War is the extraordinary story of John Gunther, H. R. Knickerbocker, Vincent Sheean, and Dorothy Thompson and their exclusive interviews with Hitler, Mussolini, Nehru and Gandhi. This book captures how the global upheavals of the twentieth century felt up close and how they shaped what Americans knew about the world.