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List created by Pat W. (3ladybug) on Dec 15, 2011
List Votes: 1 Books: 172 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 1 List Type: Closed

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GOLDEN TULIP, THE by Rosalind Laker
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Eiffel's Tower by Jill Jonnes
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The Judgment of Paris : The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by...
While the Civil War raged in America, another very different revolution was beginning to take shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the...  more


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A Summer In Europe by Marilyn Brant
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The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra as seen through the eyes of the Romanovs' young kitchen boy, Leonka. Now an ancient Russian immigrant, Leonka claims...  more


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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story by Trudi Kanter
The astonishing memoir of a ?vivid, tenacious, and absolutely unforgettable woman? whose courage and resourcefulness kept her and her beloved safe after the Nazis invaded Austria Vienna, 1938: Trudi Kanter, stunning and charismatic, is a renowned hat designer for Europe?s most fashionable...  more


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All But My Life : A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein
All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her...  more


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Hope at Dawn (Of Love and War) by Stacy Henrie
IN A TIME OF WAR, LOVE IS THE INSPIRATION. With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents' farm. But the war casts a...  more


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Floating In My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi
Floating in My Mother's Palm is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel Stones from the River. Hanna's courageous voice evokes her unconventional...  more


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Farewell in Splendor: The Passing of Queen Victoria and Her Age by Jerrold M. Packard
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Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona
Woman is born free, and everywhere she is in corsets. . . . Lili du Châtelet yearns to know more about her mother, the brilliant French mathematician Emilie. But the shrouded details of Emilie’s unconventional life -- and her sudden death -- are elusive. Caught between the...  more


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Pomegranate Soup: A Novel by Marsha Mehran
Infused with the textures and scents, trials and triumphs of two distinct cultures, this is an infectious novel of magical realism. This richly detailed story, highlighted with delicious recipes, is a delectable journey into the heart of Persian cooking and Irish living.


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The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorat...
From the author of the best-selling The Bedford Boys, the remarkable story of America's most decorated platoon that miraculously halted Hitler's massive offensive at the Battle of the Bulge On a cold morning in December, 1944, deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of eighteen men under the...  more


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Willow Springs (Troublesome Creek, Bk 2) by Jan Watson
The mountains she loved "her mountains? were behind her now. Following a whirlwind courtship, seventeen-year-old Copper Brown finds herself living in the bustling city of Lexington, Kentucky, far away from her beloved mountain home, newly married to a man she barely knows. After running free on...  more


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The Coldest Winter: A Stringer in Liberated Europe by Paula Fox
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Book World Critic's Choice of the Year In this elegant and affecting follow-up to her extraordinary memoir, Borrowed Finery, a young writer travels through a Europe ravaged by the...  more


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The Secret Life of the Seine by Mort Rosenblum
From the author of A Goose in Toulouse, the lush and personal tale of a journey along the Seine, guiding the reader through history and the heart of France. Mort Rosenblum, a celebrated foreign correspondent, invites us aboard his 54-foot launch tied up in the center of Paris and introduces us...  more


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Hidden in Plain View : A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad by Jacqu...
The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad.  "A groundbreaking work."--EmergeIn Hidden in Plain View, historian...  more


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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is...  more


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Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail by Pa...
After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart--the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. Paul left his stable career, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months...  more


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At the Mercy of the Sea by John Kretschmer
A “normal” Caribbean hurricane travels from east to west, but Lenny was anything but normal. Spawned south of Cuba in November 1999, this late-season storm defied all predictions by moving steadily east toward the Leeward Islands. Eventually building almost to Category 5 strength,...  more


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This Is How It Ends: A Novel by Kathleen MacMahon
This is when it begins Fall, 2008. This is where it begins The coast of Dublin, Ireland. This is why it begins Bruno, an American, has come to Ireland to search for his roots. Addie, an out-of-work architect, is recovering from heartbreak while taking care of her infirm father. When their worlds...  more


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Among Flowers : A Walk in the Himalaya (National Geographic Directions) by Jamaica Ki...
"This account of a walk I took while gathering the seeds of flowering plants in the foothills of the Himalayas has its origins in my love of the garden�my love of feeling isolated, of imagining myself all alone in the world and everything unfamiliar, or the familiar being strange, my love...  more


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Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co. by Jeremy Mercer
With gangsters on his tail and his meager savings in hand, crime reporter Jeremy Mercer fled Canada in 1999 and ended up in Paris. Broke and almost homeless, he found himself invited to a tea party amongst the riffraff of the timeless Left Bank fantasy known as Shakespeare & Co. In its...  more


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Everybody Was So Young : Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story by Aman...
Gifted artist Gerald Murphy and his elegant wife, Sara, were icons of the most enchanting period of our time; handsome, talented, and wealthy expatriate Americans, they were at the very center of the literary scene in Paris in the 1920s. In Everybody Was So Young--one of the best reviewed books...  more


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Emma in Love - Jane Austen's Emma Continued by Emma Tennant
In writing Pemberley, the sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Emma Tennant created a new literary genre: the classic progression. Now she brings us the sequel to Emma, which finds Jane Austen's spirited heroine in the fourth year of her marriage to Mr. Knightley. Although there is harmony between...  more


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From Ashes to Honor (First Responders, Bk. 1) by Loree Lough
If he had only answered that last phone call from the World Trade Center . . . Minutes before two jumbo jets changed U.S. history, New York police officer Austin Finley ignored the call from his brother, who’d been bugging him for days. Trying to live with his one regret causes...  more


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The Orchard Keeper by Cormac McCarthy
An American classic, The Orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists.  Set is a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, it tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw...  more


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New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
The bestselling master of historical fiction weaves a grand, sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day.Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga that showcases his extraordinary ability to combine impeccable historical research and...  more


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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (30th Anniversary Edition) b...
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and its warmth of style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write, whether about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts, or about yourself. Its principles and insights have made it a...  more


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A Case of Curiosities by Allen Kurzweil
In France, on the eve of the Revolution, a young man named Claude Page sets out to become the most ingenious and daring inventor of his time. In the course of a career filled with violence and passion, Claude learns the arts of enameling and watchmaking from an irascible, defrocked abbé,...  more


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A Festival of Cherries by Mandy Baldwin
Sometimes, it's good to just walk away. Other times, it's better to run. People aren't always who they think they are... In a remote hamlet in southern France, a disparate group of Ex-pats discover that sometimes, escape isn't possible.


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Alexandra: The Last Tsarina by Unknown Author
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All the Living by C. E. Morgan
One summer, a young woman travels with her lover to the isolated tobacco farm he has inherited after his family dies in a terrible accident. As Orren works to save his family farm from drought, Aloma struggles with the loneliness of farm life and must find her way in a combative,...  more


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Angels Watching over Me (Shenandoah Sisters, 1) by Michael Phillips
Book 1 of SHENANDOAH SISTERS. Two young Southern girls, one the daughter of a plantation owner and one the daughter of a slave, barely survive the onset of the Civil War and the loss of both their families. When these tragic circumstances bring them together, they join forces to discover if they...  more


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A Rather Charming Invitation (Rather, Bk 3) by C. A. Belmond
Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to wedding planning. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the nuptials be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred...  more


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Around the World in 80 Dates by Jennifer Cox
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As Always, Jack : A Wartime Love Story by Emma Sweeney
The discovery of a cache of letters--written near the end of World War II by a young Navy pilot from Texas to the California girl with whom he had fallen crazy in love--becomes a grown daughter's introduction to the man who died before she was born, the father she never knew.


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A Sense of Place : Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiratio...
Great writers inspire readers to head out in search of foreign sunsets, but in this instance, they inspired travel writer Michael Shapiro to head out for the great writers themselves. A Sense of Place is one writer's journey to visit all the heroes who have motivated him - to pack a pen and...  more


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Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Six years after the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize?winning Empire Falls, Richard Russo returns with a novel that expands even further his widely heralded achievement. Louis Charles ("Lucy") Lynch has spent all his sixty years in upstate Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah,...  more


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Beautiful Ruins (P.S.) by Jess Walter
The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress,...  more


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Big Cherry Holler (Big Stone Gap, Bk 2) by Adriana Trigiani
Eight years have passed since Ave Maria Mulligan married Jack Mac, moved up into the hills, and dug her roots in even deeper. But Ave Maria soon discovers that the mountains cannot shelter her from the painful lessons of the heart. As her life reaches a crossroads, almost everybody in town has...  more


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Charlotte Gray (Vintage International) by Sebastian Faulks
From the bestselling author of Birdsong comes Charlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own.In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a...  more


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City of Thieves by David Benioff
Author and screenwriter Benioff follows up The 25th Hour with this hard-to-put-down novel based on his grandfather's stories about surviving WWII in Russia. Having elected to stay in Leningrad during the siege, 17-year-old Lev Beniov is caught looting a German paratrooper's corpse....  more


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Dancing in the Rain (Avalon Historical Romance) by Amanda Harte
It's the fall of 1917, and the people in Canela, Texas are shocked when Carolyn Wentworth, believed to be nothing more than a beautiful social butterfly, volunteers to go to France as a nurse's aid. She'll be back in a month, they predict. But there's more to Carolyn than anyone realizes. Though...  more


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Debbie Mumms 12 Days of Christmas by Debbie Mumm
Delightful Christmas projects such as quick and easy quilts, ideas for gift giving, delicious recipes and more


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Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse by Brigid Keenan
Brigid Keenan was a glamorous and successful young London fashion journalist. But falling in love with a diplomat saw her leave behind the gilt chairs of the Paris salons for a large chicken shed in the forests of Nepal. Thirty years later (at the farewell party for the Papal Nuncio in...  more


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Dolci di Love by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Corporate star Lily Turner abandons the boardrooms of Manhattan for the steep streets of Montevedova when she discovers her "perfect" husband, Daniel, has another family tucked away in the hills of Tuscany. Once there, her plight attracts the attention of the Secret League of Widowed...  more


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Dreams Of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine
Hailed as extraordinary from coast to coast and winner of both the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis, France's top literary prizes, the national bestseller Dreams of My Russian Summers traces a sentimental journey that embraces many of the dramatic events in Russia during the twentieth...  more


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Emilie's Voice by Susanne Dunlap
Set against the backdrop of Paris and the court of Versailles, ?milie's Voice introduces a young heroine of modest upbringing who possesses a special gift: the voice of an angel. When distinguished composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier hears ?milie's voice, he offers to instruct her in the art of...  more


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Duchess of Aquitaine: A Novel of Eleanor by Margaret Ball
Beautiful and brilliant, Eleanor is the daughter of the duke of Aquitaine, whose glittering court is the twelfth-century birthplace of courtly love. For all of the duke’s boasts that Eleanor has the brains of a man and the soul of a warrior, everyone knows that a girl of fifteen cannot...  more


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Every Sunday by Peter Pezzelli
Every Sunday is a light and breezy story about the Cantini family, a knot of people joined by blood and marriage, leading interwoven lives. The story opens with the death of family patriarch, Nick Cantini, who is the piece of fabric that adds the color, warmth and strength to the family...  more


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Families of the Vine : Seasons Among the Winemakers of Southwest France by Michael S....
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Friends Talking in the Night : Sixty Years of Writing for The New Yorker by Philip Ha...
From a writer of astonishing versatility, this wonderfully rich collection of pieces is both a memoir  of Philip Hamburger's writing life and a vivid and various record of the world he has lived in. Hamburger first went to work for The New Yorker in 1939, under the aegis of Harold...  more


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Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris by L...
At the French Culinary Institute, Lauren Shockey learned to salt food properly, cook fearlessly over high heat, and knock back beers like a pro. But she also discovered that her real culinary education wouldn't begin until she actually worked in a restaurant. After a somewhat disappointing...  more


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Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
A Dutch painting of a young girl, possibly a Vermeer, survives three and a half centuries through loss, flood, anonymity, secrecy, theft, even the Holocaust. This is the story of its sometimes desperate owners whose lives are influenced by its seductive beauty and mystery, and whose defining...  more


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Groucho : The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx by Stefan Kanfer
This definitive biography of one of the world’s greatest comedians unflinchingly yet affectionately uncovers the man behind the cigar. Here is the amazing career of the man the world recognized as Groucho: the improbable disasters of the vaudeville years; the Marx Brothers, an act so...  more


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Heart and Soul by Sally Mandel
Bestselling author Sally Mandel writes vibrant novels peopled with richly-drawn characters whose lives move readers to both laughter and tears. Now she has created a remarkable story about the profound risks that are taken in the pursuit of a dream. For pianist Bess Stallone, a self-taught...  more


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Hilda and Pearl : A Novel by Alice Mattison
To Frances, an only child living in McCarthy-era Brooklyn, her mother, Hilda, and her aunt Pearl seem as if they have always been friends. Frances does not question the love between the two women until her father's job as a teacher is threatened by anti-Communism, just as Frances begins to learn...  more


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Holiday Hope: Twice Loved / Everlasting Song by DiAnn Mills & Wanda E. Brunstette...
Love Has Much to Give in Two Stories from the 1940s A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF COMFORT In the midst of life's trials and tribulations, a patchwork quilt is crafted to bring lasting comfort, but it also ends up tying together four lives that are in a state of uncertainty. Bev Winters, a...  more


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I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Po...
The remarkable saga of the wine and people of Beaujolais and Georges Duboeuf, the peasant lad who brought both world recognition. Every third week of November, wine shops around the world announce “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé” and in a few short weeks, over seven million bottles are sold...  more


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I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis
"My name is Lisa di Antonio Gherardini Giocondo, though to acquaintances, I am known simply as Madonna Lisa. My story begins not with my birth but a murder, committed the year before I was born..." Florence, April 1478: The handsome Giuliano de' Medici is brutally assassinated...  more


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In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
Renaissance Italy enchants in Dunant's delicious second historical (after The Birth of Venus), as a wily dwarf Bucino Teodoldo recounts fantastic escapades with his mistress, celebrated courtesan Fiammetta Bianchini. Escaping the 1527 sacking of Rome with just the clothes on their backs (and a...  more


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Is Paris Burning? by Dominique Lapierre & Larry Collins
''Is Paris burning?'' is the question Hitler asked over and over as the French Second and American Fourth Divisions battered their way into the city. Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris, yet few people are aware of how narrowly -- and how...  more


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Italian Fever by Valerie Martin
A secluded Tuscan villa, a mysterious death, a missing manuscript, a whiff of a ghost, and a smart young American woman tumbling helplessly into an unexpected affair--these are the ingredients of this beguiling and acutely observed new novel by the author of Mary Reilly.Lucy Stark--clever,...  more


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Jack and Rochelle : A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance by Jack Sutin & Roch...
Jack and Rochelle Sutin crossed paths in the winter of 1942-43, when, after separate escapes from Nazi ghetto labor camps, they discovered each other in the wooded lands of Poland. The forest where they remained in hiding was a place where many Jews and Russians, the so-called partisans, had...  more


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Josephine: A Life of the Empress by Carolly Erickson
In 1804, when Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband, Napoleon, to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets hidden behind the imperial façade. To her subjects, she appeared to vet hew most favored woman in France: alluring,...  more


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Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb
"I left my wedding dress hanging in a tree somewhere in North Dakota. I don't know why that particular tree appealed to me. Perhaps it was because it looked as if it had given up and died years ago and was still standing because it didn't know what else to do." In her deliciously funny,...  more


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Lilla's Feast : One Woman's True Story of Love and War in the Orient by Frances Osbor...
At the end of her life, Frances Osborne’s one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother Lilla was as elegant as ever–all fitted black lace and sparkling-white diamonds. To her great-grandchildren, Lilla was both an ally and a mysterious wonder. Her bedroom was filled with treasures from...  more


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Little Women by Louise May Alcott
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Losing Julia by Jonathan Hull
Jonathan Hull's debut novel is an epic story of love found and lost, of life in all its joy and tragedy, that takes readers as far as a French battlefield during World War I and as near as a California nursing home. Spanning the twentieth century in time, and forever in heartfelt emotion, Losing...  more


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Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe by Anita Higman & Irene Brand
An Appalachian Christmas A promise to her dying sister compels Julia Mayfield to take her young nephew to Mistletoe, Kentucky, a tiny town tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains. Sparks fly when she meets David Armstrong, a World War II veteran like herself. Even as shadows from the past...  more


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Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
It is 1950 in glittering, vibrant New York City. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five year old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming...  more


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Lucrezia Borgia : Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford
The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new...  more


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Magda's Daughter : A Hidden Child's Journey Home (The Helen Rose Scheuer Jewish Women...
To survive the long shadow of the Third Reich, many Jewish children were placed in hiding, forced to keep their true identities -- names, religion, places of birth, even gender -- absolutely secret. Although these "hidden children" avoided capture and murder, many of their -family members did...  more


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Motherland: Writings by Irish American Women About Mothers and Daughters by Unknown A...
The writings in this collection, fiction and nonfiction, are written from the perspectives of Irish American mothers and daughters. From Angela's Ashes to Riverdance, Irish literature and art are capturing the American imagination as never before.Ireland's literary legacy has taken root in...  more


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New York: Hearts Are Entwined in Four Complete Novels by Kjersti Hoff Baez & Elly...
New York. The state of diversity-from crowded cities to lazy towns to beautiful backwoods. Home to America's busiest attractions, but also to bluebirds, roses, and sugar maples-and breathtaking mountains. This colorful state is the setting of New York, four complete novels in which four women...  more


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Nectar from a Stone by Jane Guill
It is 1351 in Wales, a country subjugated by England, beaten down by superstition, war, and illness. Elise, prone to strange visions and the sole survivor of a plague-ravaged family, has fled her village for distant Conwy with her servant Annora, running from a murder she was forced to commit in...  more


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On Persephone's Island : A Sicilian Journal by Mary Taylor Simeti
An American woman residing in Sicily for the past twenty years portrays the Sicilian landscape and customs--both rural and urban--from the perspectives of both a "foreigner" and a resident.


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On the Road with Francis of Assisi: A Timeless Journey Through Umbria and Tuscany, an...
On the Road with Francis of Assisi offers a unique and lively travelogue of parallel journeys: that of Francis of Assisi on his way to sainthood in the thirteenth century, and that of author Linda Bird Francke, who followed his path through the beauty of central and coastal Italy?and even on to...  more


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Our Farm: A Year in the Life of a Smallholding by Rosie Boycott
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Quite A Year for Plums : A Novel (Random House Large Print) by Bailey White
Make it easy on yourself, read Bailey White in Large PrintTrade PaperbackAnyone who has read the bestselling Mama Makes Up Her Mind or listened to Bailey White's commentaries on NPR knows that she is a storyteller of inimitable wit and charm.  Now, in her stunningly accomplished first...  more


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Rococo by Adriana Trigiani
New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, beloved by millions of readers around the world for her humor, warmth, and captivating storytelling in the Big Stone Gap trilogy and Lucia, Lucia, takes on love, lust, tricky family dynamics, and home decorating in Rococo, the uproarious tale...  more


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Roughing It by Mark Twain
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Royal Blue by Christina Oxenberg
The problems of a child of Europe's abolished royalty. She is Maria Moses, the daughter of a Yugoslav princess and an American father. Early on, the mother parks Maria in a boarding school where Maria has a horrid time and she repays her mother by conspiring to deprive her of a castle.  


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Sarah Churchill: Duchess of Marlborough: The Queen's Favourite by Ophelia Field
A brilliant new biographer presents an unforgettable portrait of Sarah Churchill, first Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), the glamorous and controversial founder of the Spencer-Churchill dynasty that produced both Winston Churchill and Lady Diana Spencer. Tied to Queen Anne by an intimate...  more


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Sea Change by Jeremy Page
After experiencing a devastating tragedy, Guy sets out to sea in an old Dutch barge that has now become his home. Every night, he writes the imagined diary of the man he might have been-and the family he should have had. As he embarks upon the stormy waters of the North Sea -- writing about...  more


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Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
The author retraces the journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend.


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Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria Mckernan
On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one. Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a...  more


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Stones From The River by Ursula Hegi
Stones from the River is a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical...  more


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Somewhere in France by John Rolfe Gardiner
As John Rolfe Gardiner's gripping and elegant new novel opens, World War I is raging and letters home from Major William Lloyd describe his life as a volunteer doctor in charge of a base hospital in the "zone of advance."        The Major's new command is...  more


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Susie, Sadly, and the Black Torpedo of Doom by John S. Littell
In his "charmingly related" (Publishers Weekly) book French Impressions, John Littell chronicled his family's hilarious adventures abroad. Now, Susie, Sadly, and the Black Torpedo of Doom finds the Littells back on U.S. soil-and firmly planted in the peaceful 1950s New York suburbs. Or at least...  more


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Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker - everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read. This diary is a love letter...  more


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The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on occupied land, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they...  more


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Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl
At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world. . . . If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir, Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in...  more


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Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler
It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last...  more


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The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison
On the first page of The Book Borrower, Toby Ruben and Deborah Laidlaw meet in 1975 in a New York City playground, where the two women are looking after their babies. Deborah lends Toby a book, Trolley Girl,--a memoir about a long ago trolley strike and three Jewish sisters, one a fiery...  more


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The Jew Store by Stella Suberman
The Bronsons were the first Jews to ever live in the small town of Concordia, Tennessee-a town consisting of one main street, one bank, one drugstore, one picture show, one feed and seed, one hardware store, one beauty parlor, one barber shop, one blacksmith, and many Christian churches. That...  more


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The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis
When free-spirited Batsheva moves into the close-knit Orthodox community of Memphis, Tennessee, the already precarious relationship between the Ladies Auxiliary and their teenage daughters is shaken to the core. In this extraordinary novel, Tova Mirvis takes us into the fascinating and insular...  more


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The Last Knight: The Twilight Of The Middle Ages And The Birth Of The Modern Era by N...
There may be no more fascinating historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. Chaucer wrote brilliant satire, lords and ladies...  more


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The Letter (Christmas Box, Bk 3) by Richard Paul Evans
The Letter, the final book of the Christmas Box collection is, most simply stated, the love story of David and MaryAnne Parkin. But it is also everyone's love story, for it is about the storms that all relationships must face when the blissful state of romance vanishes into one of real-life...  more


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The Miracles of Prato: A Novel by Laurie Albanese & Laura Morowitz
Italy, 1456. The Renaissance is in glorious bloom, an age of unbridled creativity, commerce, art, and innovation. One of the most colorful men of this astonishing time is Fra Filippo Lippi, equally revered as a painter and reviled as a rogue. A great artist, he serves Cosimo de' Medici and the...  more


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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Julie Lane
As the preface and the book puts it, "Draw close to the fire, all those who believe in the spirit of Christmas, whether you call it Santa Claus, or simply good will to men; and listen to the story of Nicholas the Woodcarver, a lover of little children. Follow him through his first years as a...  more


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The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock
Sophie Heller's family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before WWII began. Now that the war has affected the town, the townspeople discriminate against Sophie and her family. When a train derails, it is an accident but the Heller family is blamed. Coming to Sophie's...  more


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The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the nineteenth century. In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of...  more


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The Poellenberg Inheritance by Evelyn Anthony
The Poellenberg Salt is a priceless masterpiece of gold and jewels which was given during the rise of the Hitler regime by Princess Margaret von Hessel to General Bronsart. The general is now living secretly in Spain and one day he sends one of his friends, a mysterious Mr Black, to see his...  more


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The Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg & Nadia Christensen (Translator)
A mysterious order of nuns promises Kaspar Krone, a circus clown with a gambling debt and wanted for tax evasion, a reprieve from the authorities in exchange for his help in safeguarding children with mystical abilities -- talents that he also shares.  


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The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story by Alfred J. Garrotto
A Roman Catholic nun, Mother Marie-Thérèse, is the surviving victim of one of Belgium?s most notorious crimes, involving kidnap, torture, and murder. It all took place in enchanting, picturesque Bruges, Belgium, the Venice of the North. Her co-victim, an American priest, Father Thomas Jensen,...  more


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The Real Messiah: Prophecies Fulfilled by Jerry Newcombe DMin & D. James Kennedy ...
Take a close look at how God directed history toward the appearance of His chosen deliverer! You will be thrilled and amazed as you discover the pin-point precision of Old Testament prophecy concerning Jesus Christ. This powerful volume shows how God has fulfilled His prophetic word and why...  more


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The Summer of Katya by Trevanian
In the quiet Basque countryside in 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, a handsome young doctor, is bewitched by the seductive, beautiful Katya. He is driven to know everything about her. He is devastated by the unspeakable secret horror buried in her past."A most exquisite, elegant, ingenious thriller."...  more


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This Side of the Sky by Elyse Singleton
Their friendship began in Nadir, Mississippi. But the twentieth century would take Lilian Mayfield and Myraleen Chadham far beyond that rural town-to segregated Philadelphia, to an Army base in England during the Blitz; to the excitement of postwar Paris. Throughout their long journey, they...  more


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The Serpent and the Moon : Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King by Princess ...
Set against the stunning backdrop of Renaissance France and peopled by the titans of European history, The Serpent and the Moon is a true story of love, war, intrigue, betrayal, and persecution. At its heart is one of the world's great love stories: the life-long devotion of King Henri II of...  more


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To My Daughter in France... by Barbara Keating & Stephanie Keating
An epic tale of impossible love, of families torn apart and a whole world of hidden secrets -- "And to my daughter in France, I bequeath the remainder of my Estate." These words, read from the will of Irish academic Richard Kirwan, come as a complete surprise to his grieving family....  more


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Too Much Tuscan Sun by Dario Castagno
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The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld, Bk 2) by Alexander McCa...
Invited to lecture in America, von Igelfeld envisions a visit to California or New York. Instead, he finds himself at the University of Arkansas. Still, in von Igelfeld's view, one American state is very like the other. An expert philologist, von Igelfeld prepares to deliver a talk on verbs,...  more


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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in...  more


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The Giant Bathroom Book of Cartoons (Giant Bathroom Reader) by Karl Shaw
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Bar...
January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written...  more


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The Girl at the Lion d'Or by Sebastian Faulks
"Beautifully written and--extraordinarily moving."--The Sunday Times (London) From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars. This Vintage Original edition marks its first...  more


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The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo by Paula Huntly
In 2000, one year after the NATO bombings in Kosovo, Paula Huntley took a job in Prishtina, teaching English as a Second Language to a group of Kosovo Albanians. A war story, a teacher's story, but most of all a story of hope, The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo is the journal Huntley kept in...  more


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The Messengers of Death (Commissaire Laviolette, Bk 2) by Pierre Magnan & Patrici...
Emile Pencenat is in a cemetery, designing his own ornate tomb. In a disused postbox by the gate he discovers an envelope addressed to a Mlle Veronique Champourcieux. He is puzzled, but being a former postman, he dutifully purchases a stamp and posts the letter. When the body of this same Mlle...  more


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The Parisian Diet: How to Reach Your Right Weight and Stay There by Dr. Jean-Michel C...
France?s leading nutritionist Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen pinpoints why you struggle with weight loss diets and offers a plan for achieving your ideal weight while embracing life?s pleasures. Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen, France?s most popular dietician, has helped over two million patients worldwide reach...  more


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The Shakers (Perspectives on History) by Unknown Author
In 1774, a band of English religious dissenters came to America seeking redemption and earthly paradise through hard work and good deeds. They were called Shakers, and their leader was a mysterious and charismatic woman known as Mother Ann Lee. They founded their first community in Watervliet,...  more


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The Trompe L'Oeil Home by Roberta Gordon-Smith
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The Unlikely Lavender Queen: A Memoir of Unexpected Blossoming by Jeannie Ralston
?I couldn?t help but question how I?d gotten to this strange spot in my life, so far from what I?d expected for myself. Yes, there had been a heady romance a few years back. Then a slew of subsequent decisions, fueled by love and yearnings I didn?t even know I had. But I never, ever would have...  more


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Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Gr...
The New York Times bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and her daughter. Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her beloved novels and acclaimed nonfiction. Now, in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, she and...  more


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Tuscany for Beginners by Imogen Edwards-Jones
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Voices of a Summer Day by Irwin Shaw
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Two for the Summit: My Daughter, the Mountains, and Me by Geoffrey Norman
For his fiftieth birthday journalist Geoffrey Norman set a goal: to climb the 14,000 feet of the treacherous Grand Teton summit. As a man who always craved adventure, Norman was both delighted and terrified when his teenage daughter, Brooke, offered to join him. Rock climbing--perhaps more than...  more


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When Elephants Weep : The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson &am...
This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall.The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning...  more


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Wait Till Next Year : A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Wait Till Next Year is the story of a young girl growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, when owning a single-family home on a tree-lined street meant the realization of dreams, when everyone knew everyone else on the block, and the children gathered in the streets to play from sunup...  more


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When the Elephants Dance : A Novel by Tess Uriza Holthe
“Papa explains the war like this: ‘When the elephants dance, the chickens must be careful.’ The great beasts, as they circle one another, shaking the trees and trumpeting loudly, are the Amerikanos and the Japanese as they fight. And our Philippine Islands? We are the small...  more


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When in France by Christopher Sinclair-stevenson
From Publishers Weekly:  It's a pleasure to join Sinclair-Stevenson's journeys through France, via his stylish evocations of storied people and places, past and present. The British author broadens one's views on French kings, authors, composers and artists as well as on...  more


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When in Rome... : A Novel of Piazzas and Passion by Gemma Townley
When in Rome, do as Audrey Hepburn would do. Failing that, run off with your ex-boyfriend, carry suspicious packages through customs, and lie to the person who loves you. . . .Georgie Beauchamp is totally happy and in love with her wonderful, dependable boyfriend, David. So why does she always...  more


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Two-Hour Quilted Christmas Projects by Cheri Saffiote
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Tea Time Friends by Unknown Author
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Murder in Montmartre (Aimee Leduc Investigation, Bk 6) by Cara Black
Aimee's childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to a rooftop, where he is shot to death. Laure's gun has been fired, gunpowder residue is on her hands, and she...  more


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Madame Sarah / Sarah Bernhardt by Cornnelia Otis Skinner
Sarah Bernhardt was born in Paris in 1844, the illegimate daughter of a pretty milliner. Her childhood was not a happy one, for her health was dangerously frail and her mother had little time for her. The book tells of her love of the theatre, her selfless work in behalf of the wounded during...  more


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Emma's Gift by Leisha Kelly
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Favorite Foods from the Ozark Woods by Marlene Wyatt & Pauline Dillard & Sybl...
The American dream has become a reality for the Wood family of Yellville, Arkansas. A cleaver idea and family members who work together are the ingredients for their success. The No Mess Dough Disc was created by Marlene Wyatt and is introduced in this book. Favorite Foods from the Ozark Woods...  more


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Rorey's Secret (Country Road Chronicles, Bk 1) by Leisha Kelly
The Worthams and Hammonds are as close as two families could be, sharing almost everything on their Depression-era Illinois farms. So when a raging fire breaks out and threatens to destroy the Hammond farm, both families are affected by the tragedy. But how did the fire start? Several of the...  more


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Johanna by Claire Cooperstein
At the heart of the novel is the struggle between Johanna's commitment to her husband's faith in his brother and her recognition of the primacy of Theo's love for Vincent. When she married Theo van Gogh, Johanna had everything she wanted - a husband who adored her, an exciting life as part of...  more


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Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine
Recently divorced, Anna Fox decides to cheer herself up by retracing a Nile cruise her great-great-grandmother, Louisa, made in the mid-nineteenth century. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions -- an ancient Egyptian scent bottle and an illustrated diary of the original cruise, a...  more


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Bare Barging in Burgundy: Boating, Exploring, Wining and Dining by Erasmus Kloman
When Erasmus Kloman and his family chartered a barge and piloted it themselves down along the lovely Burgundy and Nivernais canals in France, a delightful adventure awaited them. Ras and his wife had taken two previous barge trips before this one, both in floating hotel barges, with the...  more


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The Secret Papers of Madame Olivetti by Annie Vanderbilt
The coast of Southern France sparkles in this sexy, mature, and engaging debut novel.Lily has come to southern France in search of a new perspective, hoping that the sun?s soft rays and the fragrant sea breezes will provide a relaxing respite from the demands of her lively daughter and her...  more


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The Choir That Couldn't Sing: And Other Merry Tales by Bob Reed
The stories in Bob Reed's delightful book are surefire spirit lifters that celebrate life and enrich the soul. Reed's seven tales not only come alive with hilarity and warmth, they show how God works through even the most bumbling and misdirected human efforts. Reed's humor is laced...  more


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Missing Emily: Missing Emily Croatian Life Letters by Jodie Toohey
By February of 1991, when Amicus Shoemacher is assigned to correspond with Nada, who lives in Rijeka in the Republic of Croatia, Yugoslavia, her life has already begun to unravel. The only bright spot in her life is her favorite baby cousin, Emily. Ami's life further unravels on March 25 of that...  more


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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust by Loren...
Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, but his real passion was for rare books and literary manuscripts. From the time he was a young man, he frequented the antiquarian bookshops of Paris in search of lost, forgotten...  more


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Easy to Make Cloth Dolls and All the Trimmings (Easy-To-Make) by Jodie Davis
Written for both the beginner and more advanced crafter in mind and includes: basics of making soft dolls; lists of tips and sources; 23 clear and easy doll patterns-to-size; step-by-step instructions; 50 clothing and accessory patterns; photographs of each doll.  


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The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
In 1860, a somewhat simple-minded fifteen-year-old boy attempts to herd one thousand turkeys from Missouri to Denver, Colorado, in hopes of selling them at a profit.


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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier: Simple, Scrumptious, Satisfying by Re...
I'm Pioneer Woman. And I love to cook. Once upon a time, I fell in love with a cowboy. A strapping, rugged, chaps-wearing cowboy. Then I married him, moved to his ranch, had his babies . . . and wound up loving it. Except the manure. Living in the country for more than fifteen years...  more


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Crochet for Babies by Unknown Author
This book includes plenty to crochet for every season and every occasion for both boys and girls. Softcover.


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The Everything Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Creative and Healthy Recipes That Put the Fun B...
Preparing healthy meals for you and your family is easy! Are you or one of your family members among the estimated 15.7 million people suffering from diabetes? Diabetics have special needs, and cooking for them can be a frustrating and daunting task. The Everything® Diabetes Cookbook puts...  more


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Hoosier Cabinets by Philip D. Kennedy
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Jazzy Gift Baskets by Marie Browning
Over 24 Theme Gift Baskets for Different Occasions. Custom-created gift baskets are always greatly appreciated and fondly remembered. Whether you want to send season's greetings or surprise and avid gardener, these projects are as much fun to make as they are to receive. Try a variety of...  more


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Jazzy Jars : Glorious Gift Ideas by Marie Browning
“More than 45 one-page patterns, complete with color photographs and directions....Of inordinate help, even more so than the jars, are the ideas for filling the packaged jar....A good source.” —Booklist. “Turn a humble glass container into a great gift with dozens of...  more


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The Red Thread: A Love Story by Nicholas Jose
A seductive literary love story set in contemporary Shanghai, The Red Thread intertwines the lives of two pairs of lovers across the centuries. Shen, a young, American-educated appraiser in a Shanghai auction house, is captivated by Ruth, a self-possessed Australian artist who happens into one...  more


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The Price of Water in Finistere by Bodil Malmsten
At the age of 55, Swedish writer Bodil Malmsten abandons her native country and settles in Brittany. Embroidered in this memoir are poignant, outraged, thought-provoking observations on a sweeping range of subjects?the elicit pleasures of bargain-hunting, the misery of writer?s block, social...  more


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In the Memory of the Forest by Charles T. Powers
When the body of Tomek, a young distillery worker, is found brutally murdered in the forest outside Jadowia in Poland, his boyhood friend, Leszek, decides to uncover the mystery behind Tomek's death. Assuming the role of amateur sleuth, Leszek embarks on a clue-finding mission that takes...  more


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A Romantic Education by Patricia Hampl
A now classic memoir, described by Doris Grumbach as "unusually elegant and meditative," once more available with an updated afterword by the author. Golden Prague seemed mostly gray when Patricia Hampl first went there in quest of her Czech heritage. In that bleak time, no one could have...  more


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The Year Is '42 : A Novel (Vintage International) by Nella Bielski
In this intimate novel about ordinary lives lived under the extraordinary circumstances of war, we meet Karl Bazinger, a sophisticated Wehrmacht officer who is living the high life in Occupied Paris. With his French girlfriend, his glamorous dinner companions (Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, and a...  more


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The March to Victory: A Guide to World War II Battles and Battlefields from London to...
Travelers to Europe who have a keen interest in the Allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany during World War II will find they need only one guide - the newest edition of The March to Victory: A Guide to World War II Battle and Battlefields from London to the Rhine. All of the tours in The March to...  more


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Sweet Days & Beyond: The Morse Family - Eight Generations of Maple Sugaring by Burr M...
In his charming account of growing up in a maple sugaring operation in Northern Vermont, Burr Morse, a seventh generation maple sugar farmer, shares wonderful stories and folk tales that offer a deeper understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to live such a lifestyle. Delightful...  more


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Corrie Ten Boom's Prison Letters by Corrie Ten Boom
The deeply-moving letters that were the only tie between Corrie, her loved ones and the outside world during her time of trial and triumph.


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Resistance by Anita Shreve
This tale of impossible love unfolds in a Nazi-occupied Belgian village where the wife of a resistance worker shelters a wounded American bomber pilot in a secret hideaway. As she nurses him back to health, Claire is drawn into a passionate love affair that seems capable of conquering all --...  more


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French Children Dont Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman
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A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart
This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of butterflies includes a call to action to protect these beautiful insects. MELISSA STEWART SHARES shares with young readers the basic facts about butterflies, including how they transform from caterpillar to butterfly, where they live,...  more


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Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman
In the summer of '76, the Shulmans and the Melishes migrate to Kaaterskill, the tiny town in upstate New York where Orthodox Jews and Yankee year-rounders live side by side from June through August. Elizabeth Shulman, a devout follower of Rav Elijah Kirshner and the mother of five daughters, is...  more


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A Man in Uniform: A Novel by Kate Taylor
At the height of the Belle Epoque, François Dubon leads a well-ordered life in the bourgeois quarters of Paris? eighth arrondissement. When not busy with his prosperous legal practice, he enjoys both a contented marriage to his aristocratic wife, Geneviève, and satisfying afternoon encounters...  more


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Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey
Actress-writer Jaffrey gives us a memoir of her childhood in Delhi in an age and a society that has since disappeared. Madhur (meaning sweet as honey) grew up in a large family compound where her grandfather often presided over dinners with forty or more members of his extended family....  more


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Homemade Biography: How to Collect, Record, and Tell the Life Story of Someone You Lo...
How well do you really know the older people in your family? And how will you make sure their stories will be preserved for generations to come? Homemade Biography is a fun and practical guide to recording a relative?s story so it will never be forgotten. New York Times bestselling author Tom...  more


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Abandoned War Bride by Monique D. Downs
Abandoned War Bride is the life story of 3 generations. Back in time we view the 30's, 40's, 50's, and beyond, starting in the city of Marseille in south France and continuing in three states: Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, located in Dixieland. It has an expanded geography...  more


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The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an...  more

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