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After the Bloom by Leslie Shimotakahara
Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 10 hours, 49 minutes.
1984. Rita has returned to the neighborhood where she grew up, in search of her missing mother, Lily, who has memory issues. Lily's past as an internment camp prisoner in California during World War II is revealed as it affects Rita's present. Some strong language. 2017.
Careers for Women by Joanna Scott
Read by Carolyn Cook. Reading time: 8 hours, 58 minutes.
In 1950s New York, Maggie Gleason joins the wave of women entering the workforce by joining the staff of the Port Authority's public relations department. Also joining the team is Pauline Moreau, who is running from her past and hiding secrets. 2017.
Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
Read by Alana Kerr. Reading time: 9 hours, 3 minutes.
Clara Kelley travels to America from Ireland to better her family's lot in life, but when she arrives, she is mistaken for another Clara Kelley, who died on the trip. She takes the other Clara's position as lady's maid to Margaret Carnegie--mother to industrialist Andrew. Unrated. 2018.
Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Elizabeth Miller
Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time: 13 hours, 38 minutes.
LP033062; 570 pages.
Caroline Ingalls is faced with moving her family--husband, Charles, and daughters, Mary and Laura--from Wisconsin to Kansas Territory while pregnant. The pioneer life has its challenges as well as its joys. Caroline must discover untapped wells of strength inside herself. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.
The Dress in the Window by Sofia Grant
Read by Carol Dines. Reading time: 10 hours, 33 minutes.
In the years after World War II, Jeanne lives with her widowed sister Peggy, niece Tommie, and Peggy's mother-in-law, Thelma. Jeanne creates dresses from Peggy's drawings, and they begin a business. But simmering sibling rivalry and secrets threaten all they hold dear. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.
The Drowning King: A Fall of Egypt Novel by Emily Holleman
Read by Mark Ashby. Reading time: 13 hours, 27 minutes.
Following the events of Cleopatra's Shadows (DB 82844), Pharaoh Ptolemy dies, leaving daughter Cleopatra and son Ptolemy sharing the throne of Egypt. Daughter Arsinoe is torn between her siblings, and a forbidden love beckons. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Fall of Egypt, book 2. 2017.
The English Wife by Lauren Willig
Read by Barrie Kreinik. Reading time: 14 hours, 55 minutes.
LP033204; 677 pages.
New York, 1899. Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil are the golden couple of the high society of the Hudson Valley--until their Twelfth Night Ball, when Annabelle goes missing and Bayard is found stabbed to death. Bayard's sister, Janie, investigates the tragedy with a reporter and uncovers secrets. Unrated. 2018.
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
Read by Karen Chilton. Reading time: 10 hours, 3 minutes.
BR 22107; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.
Freed slave Elle Burns spies for the Loyalty League in Richmond during the Civil War. Her mission is complicated when she meets fellow spy and Pinkerton detective Malcolm McCall, who is posing as a Confederate officer. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.
Fools and Mortals: A Novel by Bernard Cornwell
Read by George Holmes. Reading time: 12 hours, 46 minutes.
Life for William Shakespeare's younger brother, Richard, is not one of wine and roses. He makes a living through small acting parts, some petty theft, and a very quick tongue. When he is suspected of stealing a priceless manuscript, he must clear his name. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.
The Girls in the Picture: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
Read by Kimberly Farr. Reading time: 16 hours, 34 minutes.
LP033214; 551 pages.
1914. Frances Marion has left her second husband in hopes of making it as an artist in Los Angeles. She soon becomes embroiled in the burgeoning film industry as a writer and befriends actress Mary Pickford. The two women fight for their happiness. Unrated. 2018.
The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper
Read by Jake Tapper. Reading time: 10 hours.
LP033352; 569 pages.
Unlikely congressman Charlie Marder is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young zoologist wife, Margaret. A mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. Unrated. 2018.
The It Girls by Karen Harper
Read by MacKenzie Beyer. Reading time: 10 hours, 44 minutes.
Lucy and Elinor Sutherland grow up on the island of Jersey, but dream of escaping it. One becomes fashion designer Lucile, the other novelist Elinor Glyn. Adventures with careers and men carry them through the years to the Titanic, Hollywood, and beyond. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2017.
The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 12 hours, 30 minutes.
North Carolina, 1929. Mill worker Ella May Wiggins is caring for her four children after her husband has run off. She is drawn into a unionization effort that is violently opposed. Seventy-five years later, her daughter, Lilly, reflects on how the family was changed. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.
The Lost Letter: A Novel by Jillian Cantor
Read by Betsy Struxness. Reading time: 9 hours, 7 minutes.
LP033079; 443 pages.
1989. Katie Nelson sorts through her father's belongings after he enters a nursing home. She has his stamp collection appraised and discovers a distinctive Austrian stamp from World War II. She works to uncover the story of the stamp-maker and the intended recipient of the letter. Some strong language. 2017.
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
Read by January LaVoy. Reading time: 11 hours, 24 minutes.
LP033298; 527 pages.
1937. Twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels to Madrid to report on the Spanish Civil War. She finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people and longs to prove herself as a journalist. She falls in love with married Ernest Hemingway, but their affair and eventual marriage is turbulent. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.
Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan
Read by Emily Ellet. Reading time: 16 hours, 35 minutes.
As a child, Anna observes the uneasy relationship her father has with Dexter Styles. Years later, working as a diver repairing Navy ships during World War II, she once again encounters Dexter. Secrets are revealed. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.
Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
Read by Euan Morton. Reading time: 8 hours, 11 minutes.
LP033143; 393 pages.
Depressed about the failure of his most recent book, feeling pressured by his publisher to write a Christmas book, and worried over his family's financial stability, Charles Dickens seeks refuge in nightly walks. On one, he meets Eleanor Lovejoy, who takes him on a Scrooge-like journey. Unrated. 2017.
Osmond by John Banville
Read by Amy Finegan. Reading time: 12 hours, 5 minutes.
Man Booker Prize-winning author extends the story of Isabel Archer, from Henry James's Portrait of a Lady (DB 51264). After Isabel discovers the dispiriting truth about her new husband, Gilbert, she returns to London to sort out her feelings. There, she begins a grand tour to evaluate her options. 2017.
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray
Read by Cassandra Campbell. Reading time: 23 hours, 9 minutes.
LP033278; 979 pages.
Eliza Schuyler, the daughter of a general, comes of age on the eve of the American Revolution. When she meets Alexander Hamilton, she is entranced by him and eventually marries him. Their marriage faces many tests as the nation surrounding them grows. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018.
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
Read by Terry Donnelly. Reading time: 13 hours, 27 minutes.
Sixteen-year-old Noa rescues a Jewish infant from a railcar on its way to the concentration camps. Missing the baby that was taken from her, she cares for Theo as her own, and she joins a circus to escape. While there, she befriends aerialist Astrid. Some violence. 2017.
The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
Read by Kate Kiley. Reading time: 10 hours, 55 minutes.
LP033088; 487 pages.
May Alcott, younger sister to Louisa May, is hurt by the characterization of Amy in Little Women, who she knows is modeled on her. When her drawings for the book are panned by critics, she decides to make a life of her own as an artist. 2017.
The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch
Read by Yelena Shmulenson. Reading time: 30 hours, 27 minutes.
St. Petersburg, 1916. Aspiring poet Marina Makarova comes from a well-to-do family. When she gets caught up in revolutionary fervor, her father kicks her out of the house. Attempting to make her way in the world, she faces challenges and tests the limits of love. Unrated. 2017.
Savage Country by Robert Olmstead
Read by Danny Campbell. Reading time: 8 hours, 49 minutes.
In 1873, widowed Elizabeth Coughlin embarks upon a buffalo hunt with her mysterious brother-in-law, Michael, in a last-ditch attempt to save her late husband's land. After the pair cross into Indian Territory, they face endless dangers and difficult decisions. Violence and strong language. 2017.
The Stolen Marriage: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain
Read by Susan Bennett. Reading time: 14 hours, 9 minutes.
Nurse Tess DeMello breaks off her longstanding engagement in 1944 after getting pregnant from a drunken rendezvous. She marries Henry Kraft and moves to his hometown in North Carolina. Henry is secretive, his family and friends view Tess as an outsider, and tragedy lurks. Unrated. 2017.
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
Read by Terry Donnelly. Reading time: 16 hours, 3 minutes.
Mary Jekyll is penniless after her mother's death and decides to seek the reward for finding her father's old partner, Edward Hyde. She asks Sherlock Holmes for help, and forms a circle with four other women who were also the children of mad scientists. Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series, book 1. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.
There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon
Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time: 11 hours, 33 minutes.
As a young woman, Marian traveled to Spain to help fight for the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War. Approaching the end of her life, she reveals her hidden past to her granddaughter and encourages her to find a purpose in her life. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.
The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson
Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 18 hours, 31 minutes.
Georgia, 1930. Young Elma Jesup gives birth to twins--one white, one black. The field hand accused of raping her is lynched. As she raises the twins with the help of Nan, the housekeeper, secrets and lies are revealed. Violence and strong language. 2017.
The Unquiet Grave: A Novel by Sharyn McCrumb
Read by Abigail Maupin. Reading time: 11 hours, 40 minutes.
West Virginia. In 1930, attorney James Gardner is committed to a sanitarium, where he tells his doctor about one of his first cases--a murder prosecution based on the testimony of a ghost. In 1896, Mary Jane Heaster's daughter, Zona, marries a man she disapproves of; weeks later, Zona is dead. 2017.
Where We Belong by Lynn Austin
Read by Mary Beth Light. Reading time: 15 hours, 20 minutes.
Sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes rebel against Victorian society in their desire for adventure. They head to the Sinai Desert with their butler and maid in search of a biblical manuscript. Challenges and wonders await them on their journey. 2017.
Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole
Read by Erin Jones. Reading time: 8 hours, 57 minutes.
1952. Actress Louise Wilde receives an inheritance from screenwriter Florence "Florrie" Daniels. Louise barely knew Florrie, but finds out Florrie was her mother's best friend. As Louise digs into their pasts, she discovers answers that may help her own troubled marriage. 2017.