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  • Auteur:
    Choi, Susan
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    Tennessee, 1955. New student Chuck will not speak of his earlier life in Korea. Then he meets Katherine, who is also haunted by her past. Each senses in the other the possibility of salvation.

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    Auci, Stefania
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    Driven by an insatiable desire to rise above his station and fueled by a nobility that scorns him, Vincenzo sacrifices family and love to transform his tiny spice shop into a trading empire. The name Florio soon instills fear and respect. In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as.

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    Harper, Karen
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    Joan plots to scandalize Edward, Prince of Wales, and the royal family, for she has learned they engineered her father's downfall and death. But what begins as a calculated strategy soon grows into love. When Joan learns that Edward returns her feelings, she is soon fighting her own, for how can she love the man that ruined her family? And, if she does, what will be the cost?

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    Kline, Christina Baker
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    Seduced by her employer's son, Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she is sentenced to "the land beyond the seas," Van Diemen's Land, a penal colony in Australia. Though uncertain of what awaits, Evangeline knows one thing: the child she carries will be born on the months-long voyage to this distant land.

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    Follett, Ken.
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    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel-a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth -set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages "Just as transporting as [ The Pillars of the Earth ] ... A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series." - The Washington Post It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in... . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic... . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

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    Laurens, Stephanie
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    To prove his worth, Caleb Frobisher, hedonistic son of a seafaring dynasty, joins a covert mission his brothers have been pursuing at Freetown, where he helps complete the mission's next stage. He stays on to rescue captives--among whom is Katherine Fortescue, and thus is a daredevil snared.

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    Wiggs, Susan
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    An awkward misfit and a temperamental sea captain sail from Boston to Rio de Janeiro aboard the Swan. It soon becomes clear to the ship's motley crew that the tides of attraction flow between the two.

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    Moriarty, Laura
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    Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and icon, fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks heads to New York to make it big, accompanied by a chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Ultimately, the time they spend together changes both their lives.

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    Little, Judithe
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    Antoinette and Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel set out with a determination to prove themselves. Their journey propels them out of poverty and into extravagance. But when World War I breaks out, their lives are irrevocably changed, and the sisters must gather the courage to fashion their own places in the world, even if apart from each other.

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    Castellan, E. M.
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    In 1922's England, eighteen-year-olds Vita and Izzy hope to spend the summer dancing to jazz. But Vita is kidnapped, flappers are found dead all over London, and the carefree summer turns dangerous.

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    Wingate, Lisa
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    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students' lives. Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual "Lost Friends" advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia's Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

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    Kidd, Sue Monk
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    "An extraordinary novel ... a triumph of insight and storytelling." - Associated Press " A true masterpiece. " -Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

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    Stewart, Andrea
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    The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands. And when the emperor refuses to recognize his daughter, Lin, as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering bone shard magic, but such power carries a great cost, for herself and her people.

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    May, James L.
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    A political prisoner incarcerated on the island of Solovetsky, the most notorious Russian prison camp of the 1920s, is mysteriously conscripted to solve the murder of a fellow inmate.

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    Robards, Karen
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    A celebrated singer in WWII occupied France joins the Resistance to save her family from being killed in a Nazi prison. Familial love lasts forever, and Genevieve is willing to risk everything for it.

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    Chase, Loretta Lynda
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    The last shreds of Cassandra Pomfret's reputation are about to disintegrate, taking her sister's future and her family's good name along with them. The Duke of Ashmont knows that damaging a lady's good name isn't sporting. The only way to right the wrong is to marry her, and hope she doesn't smother him in his sleep on their wedding night.

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    Kleypas, Lisa
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    Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, though she longs for normalcy. Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner and inventor with wealth, power, and a dangerous hidden life. When their flirtation compromises her own reputation, Poppy shocks everyone by accepting his proposal, only to find that her new husband offers his passion, but not his trust.

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    Sapkowski, Andrzej
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    In this collection of short stories, join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons, and prejudices alike.

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    McCarthy, Cori, Capetta, Amy Rose
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    Ari Helix may have won her battle against the tyrannical Mercer corporation, but the larger war has just begun. Ari and her cursed wizard Merlin must travel back in time to the Middle Ages and steal King Arthur's Grail, the very definition of impossible. But somehow Merlin forgot that the past can be even more dangerous than the future.

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    McCarthy, Cori, Capetta, Amy Rose
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    Ari Helix may have won her battle against the tyrannical Mercer corporation, but the larger war has just begun. Ari and her cursed wizard Merlin must travel back in time to the Middle Ages and steal King Arthur's Grail, the very definition of impossible. But somehow Merlin forgot that the past can be even more dangerous than the future.

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