Publisher's WeeklyMorgan Kinneson is both hunter and hunted. The sharp-shooting 17-year-old from kingdom County, is determined to track down his brother Pilgrim, Vermont, a doctor who has gone missing from the Union Army. But first morgan must elude a group of murderous escaped convicts in pursuit of a mysterious stone that has fallen into his possession.
Walking to Gatlinburg: A Novel - It’s 1864, and the country is in the grip of the bloodiest war in American history. Meanwhile, the kinneson family has been quietly conducting passengers on the Underground Railroad from Vermont to the Canadian border. One snowy afternoon morgan leaves an elderly fugitive named Jesse Moses in a mountainside cabin for a few hours so that he can track a moose to feed his family.
In his absence, jesse is murdered, and thus begins Morgan’s unforgettable trek south through an apocalyptic landscape of war and mayhem. Along the way, a blind cobbler, a pacifist gunsmith, including a weeping elephant, Morgan encounters a fantastical array of characters, a woman who lives in a tree, and a beautiful and intriguing slave girl named Slidell who is the key to unlocking the mystery of the secret stone.
At the same time, he wrestles with the choices that will ultimately define him – how to reconcile the laws of nature with religious faith, how to temper justice with mercy.
Days Without End: A NovelPenguin Books - Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Army in the 1850s. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.
. Moving from the plains of wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. Costa book of the year award winnerlonglisted for the 2017 man booker prize"a true leftfield wonder: days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making.
Days Without End: A Novel - Kazuo ishiguro, comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the american indian and civil wars thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried GiantFrom the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” Wall Street Journal, signs up for the U.
S. With his brother in arms, thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, John Cole, the Civil War.
Cathedral of the Sea: A NovelBerkley - But when he is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with Joanet. As a young man, arnau joins the powerful guild of stoneworkers and helps to build the church with his own hands, while his best friend and adopted brother Joanet studies to become a priest. An unforgettable fresco of a golden age in fourteenth-century Barcelona, plague and hope, Cathedral of the Sea is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, love and war.
With time, arnau prospers and falls secretly in love with a forbidden woman. Will he lose his life just as his beloved cathedral of the sea is finally completed, or will his brother save him? MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE! Arnau estanyol arrives in barcelona to find a city dominated by the construction of the city’s great pride—the cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar—and by its shame, the deadly Inquisition.
Lark and Termite Vintage ContemporariesVintage - Told with enormous imagination and deep feeling, the novel invites us into the hearts and thoughts of each of the leading characters; even into Termite’s intricate, shuttered consciousness. We are with Leavitt, trapped by friendly fire. We see lark’s hopes for herself and Termite, and how she makes them happen.
A rich, many-layered novel from one of our major writers, her first in nine years. Set in the 1950s in west virginia and korea, and the unseen, dreams and ghosts, it is a story of the power of loss and love, family secrets, the echoing ramifications of war, almost magical bonds that unite and sustain us.
Lark and Termite Vintage Contemporaries - At its center: lark and her brother, lola; their aunt, who raises them; and Termite’s father, Nonie, Corporal Robert Leavitt, Termite, a child unable to walk and talk but full of radiance; their mother, who finds himself caught up in the chaotic early months of the Korean War. We discover the lasting connections between past and future on the night the town experiences an overwhelming flood, and we follow Lark and Termite as their lives are changed forever.
We learn of lola’s love for her soldier husband and children, and unravel the mystery of her relationship with Nonie.
Ride Away A Corrigan Brothers Western Book 1Pinnacle Books - And taking a chance on a dangerous outlaw named Holt Corrigan—their long-lost brother…. With the help of his older brother blue, Deed turns the Rafter C homestead into a successful, a Civil War veteran who lost his arm in battle, working cattle ranch. Settling old scores. But when a land-grubbing banker tries to wipe out the competition—slaughtering ranchers, robbing farmers, and building an army of hired killers—Deed and Blue have no choice but to fight back with everything they’ve got.
From acclaimed western author cotton smith comes a trailblazing new series about three Texas brothers risking their lives to stake their claim in the great American dream… RIDE AWAY Deed Corrigan earned his reputation as a gunfighter—the hard way. But now, after forging cattle trails and fighting off the Comanche, he’s setting his sights on a brighter future.
Ride Away A Corrigan Brothers Western Book 1 - That means bringing in the big guns.
MotherlandCounterpoint - Motherland is inspired by stories from the author’s father and his German childhood, and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years. Alone in the house, liesl must attempt to keep the children fed with dwindling food supplies, safe from the constant Allied air attacks, and protected against the swell of desperate refugees flooding their town.
When one child begins to mentally unravel, Liesl must discover the source of the boy’s infirmity or lose him forever to Hadamar, the infamous hospital for unfit” children. It is the author’s attempt to reckon with the paradox of her fathera product of her grandparents’ fiercely protective love and their status as Mitläufer, Germans who went along” with Nazism, first reaping its benefits and later its consequences.
Motherland - This page-turning novel focuses on the kappus family: Frank is a reconstructive surgeon who lost his beloved wife in childbirth and two months later married a young woman who must look after the baby and his two grieving sons when he is drafted into medical military service. The novel bears witness to the shame and courage of third Reich families during the devastating last days of the war, as each family member’s fateful choices lead them deeper into questions of complicity and innocence, to the novel’s heartbreaking and unforgettable conclusion.
The Virgin Cure: A NovelHarper - From #1 international bestselling author ami mckay comes The Virgin Cure, the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post-Civil War New York City. Mckay, whose debut novel the birth house made headlines around the world, returns with a resonant tale inspired by her own great-great-grandmother’s experiences as a pioneer of women’s medicine in nineteenth-century New York.
In a powerful novel that recalls the evocative fiction anita Shreve, Ami McKay brings to light the story of early, creating a narrative that readers will find inspiring, Annie Proulx, and Joanne Harris, adventure-filled, forward-thinking social warriors, poignant, and utterly unforgettable.
The Color of Lightning: A NovelHarperCollins e-books - History. One of only twelve books longlisted for the 2009 scotiabank Giller Prize—one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards—The Color of Lightning is a beautifully rendered and unforgettable re-examination of one of the darkest periods in U. S. This is glorious work. Washington post “A gripping, deeply relevant book.
New york times book review from paulette jiles, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Enemy Women and Stormy Weather, comes a stirring work of fiction set on the untamed Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. Meticulously researched and beautifully crafted.
Worthy Brown's DaughterHarper - When gillette appears to die from natural causes, Sharon Hill produces a forged contract of marriage and Tyler must decide if he will sacrifice his reputation to defend that of the woman who inspired his irrational obsession. At worthy's trial, matthew saves Worthy by producing a stunning courtroom surprise and his attempt to stop the deadly fortune hunter ends in a violent climax.
Known for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers, a compelling historical drama, New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown's Daughter, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.
Worthy Brown's Daughter - One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of oregon, a newly freed slave, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, from their former master, rescue his fifteen year old daughter, Roxanne, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.
At the same time, becomes infatuated with a beautiful gold-digger who is scheming to murder Benjamin Gillette, hanging judge Jed Tyler, a powerful politician with a barren personal life, Oregon's wealthiest businessman.
The Twelfth Child: A Southern Saga The Serendipity Series Book 1Bent Pine Publishing - An uplifting tale of trust, a piece of pride, a chunk of heart, but he surely knew how to destroy a woman from the inside…a slice of spirit, love and friendship from a USA Today Bestselling Author of Women’s Fiction… Papa wasn’t someone who’d flat out kill a person, until one day there’s nothing left but a walking around shell to do the cooking and laundry…thus begins the story of Abigail Anne Lannigan, a willful daughter determined to overcome the past.
Leaving the shenandoah valley of the early 1900’s behind, Abigail finds a way to survive in a world of joblessness and speakeasy’s. She knows the truth of what happened, but will never have the chance to tell. Now, at the tail end of her years, her best friend is accused of embezzling one million dollars and Abigail is helpless to save her.
The Twelfth Child: A Southern Saga The Serendipity Series Book 1 - Reminiscent of fannie flagg's "fried Green Tomatoes" the May-December friendship of these two unforgettable women is sure to settle in the soft spot of your heart. The twelfth child, is a novel rich with emotion, told in the timeless tradition of Southern Fiction, humor and tenderness. A historical mystery set in the 20th century, this is a story of love, friendship and one woman’s struggle to survive America's Great Depression.
This award winning book is the recipient of the FPA President’s Book Award Silver Medal and the Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction.
The Twelve-Mile StraightEcco - But soon it becomes clear that the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, emotionally resonant, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, and magnificent tour de force.
From new york times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition. Cotton county, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, Georgia, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter.
In the aftermath, the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured. Despite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople, Juke, and with the help of Nan, under the roof of her mercurial father, Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, the young black housekeeper who is as close to Elma as a sister.
The Twelve-Mile Straight - As startling revelations mount, a web of lies begins to collapse around the family, destabilizing their precarious world and forcing all to reckon with the painful truth. Acclaimed author eleanor henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga.
Accused of her rape, field hand genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town.