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The Moment of Tenderness

by Madeleine L’Engle, Caitlin Davies & Charlotte Jones Voiklis Grand Central Publishing (April 21, 2020)

From the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time comes a deeply personal, genre-bending short story collection that transcends generational divides and reminds readers that hope, above all, can transform suffering...


Pale

by Edward A. Farmer & Stephanie Weeks Blackstone Publishing (May 19, 2020)

"Some things just don't keep well inside this house ..."

The summer of 1966 burned hot across America but nowhere hotter than the cotton fields of Mississippi. Finding herself in a precarious position as a black...


A Corpse at St Andrew's Chapel

by Mel Starr & Steven Crossley Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2020)

A further episode in the Unquiet Bones series, following the life and fortunes of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon in medieval Bampton, Oxfordshire

Alan, the beadle of the manor of Bampton, had gone out at dusk to...


Blame the Dead

by Ed Ruggero Forge Books (March 02, 2020)

Ed Ruggero's Blame the Dead is the thrilling start of an action-packed and timely World War II series by a former Army Officer for fans of compelling historical fiction.

Set against the heroism and heartbreak...


Remembrance

by Rita Woods Forge Books (January 20, 2020)

"Stunning. ... Family is at the core of Remembrance, the breathtaking debut novel by Rita Woods." -- The Boston Globe. This breakout historical debut with modern resonance is perfect for the many fans of The...


Light Changes Everything

by Nancy E. Turner Thomas Dunne Books (January 13, 2020)

"I adored stepping into to the world of the Prines through tough-as-rawhide Mary Pearl. Light Changes Everything is a novel as gritty and authentic as the women of the Arizona Territory. Nancy E. Turner brings...


The Other Bennet Sister

by Janice Hadlow Henry Holt and Co. (March 30, 2020)

"Jane fans rejoice! . . . Exceptional storytelling and a true delight." --Helen Simonson, author of the New York Times bestselling novels Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and The Summer Before the War

Mary, the bookish...


The American People: Volume 2

by Larry Kramer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 06, 2020)

In The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, Larry Kramer completes his radical reimagining of his country's history. Ranging from the brothels of 1950s Washington, D.C., to the activism of the 1980s...


The Yellow Bird Sings

by Jennifer Rosner Flatiron Books (March 02, 2020)

"Rosner's exquisite, heart-rending debut novel is proof that there's always going to be room for another story about World War II....This is an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel, full of heartbreak but...


The Mirror & the Light

Thomas Cromwell #3

by Hilary Mantel Henry Holt and Co. (March 09, 2020)

The brilliant #1 New York Times bestseller

With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up...


The Paris Hours

by Alex George Flatiron Books (May 04, 2020)

"Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Paris Hours explores the brutality of war and its lingering effects with cinematic intensity. The ending will leave you breathless." --Christina Baker Kline, author of...


Westering Women

by Sandra Dallas St. Martin's Press (January 06, 2020)

From the bestselling author of Prayers for Sale, Sandra Dallas' Westering Women is an inspiring celebration of sisterhood on the perilous Overland Trail

AG Journal's RURAL THEMES BOOKS FOR WINTER READING | Hasty...


Miss Austen

by Gill Hornby Flatiron Books (April 06, 2020)

A #1 International Bestseller

"A deeply imagined and deeply moving novel. Reading it made me happy and weepy in equally copious amounts." --Karen Joy Fowler

"You can't help feeling that Jane would have approved."...


A Hundred Suns

by Karin Tanabe St. Martin's Press (April 06, 2020)

Named A Best Book of Spring 2020 by Real Simple · Parade · PopSugar · New York Post · Entertainment Weekly · Betches · CrimeReads · BookBub

"A transporting historical novel, and a smart thriller."-- Washington...


The Catherine Wheel

by Jean Stafford & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2020)

The first time in audio, Jean Stafford's final novel, The Catherine Wheel, is a mordant tour de force concerning the gradual disintegration of a woman under pressures both societal and self-imposed.

Katharine...


Summer Darlings

by Brooke Lea Foster & Rebekkah Ross Simon & Schuster Audio (May 05, 2020)

Set during the splendid summer days of 1960s Martha’s Vineyard, this page-turning debut novel pulls back the curtain on one mysterious and wealthy family as seen through the eyes of their nanny--a college...


The Age of Witches

by Louisa Morgan & Polly Lee Redhook (April 07, 2020)

In Gilded Age New York, a centuries-long clash between two magical families ignites when a young witch must choose between love and loyalty, power and ambition, in this magical novel by Louisa Morgan.

In 1692,...


Refuge

by Dot Jackson & Elizabeth Wiley Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2020)

Early one morning in 1929, Mary Seneca Steele spontaneously packs a suitcase, gathers up her son and daughter, and drives away in her abusive and dissolute husband's brand-new Auburn Phaeton automobile, leaving...


A Thousand Moons

by Sebastian Barry & Kyla Garcia Blackstone Publishing (April 21, 2020)

A dazzling new novel about memory and identity set in Paris, Tennessee, in the aftermath of the American Civil War from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author

Winona Cole, an orphaned child of the Lakota Indians,...


To Have and to Hoax

by Martha Waters, Anais Inara Chase & Joel Froomkin Simon & Schuster Audio (April 07, 2020)

Named a Best Romance of April by Goodreads, Popsugar, Bustle, and more!

In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt...


Raphael, Painter in Rome

by Stephanie Storey Arcade (April 07, 2020)

Another Fabulous Art History Thriller by the Bestselling Author of Oil and Marble, Featuring the Master of Renaissance Perfection: Raphael!

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most iconic masterpieces...


Sin Eater

by Megan Campisi & Shiromi Arserio Simon & Schuster Audio (April 07, 2020)

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Alice in Wonderland in this gripping and imaginative historical novel about a shunned orphan girl in 16th-century England who is ensnared in a deadly royal plot and must turn her...


Vivaldi's Virgins

by Barbara Quick & Cassandra Campbell Blackstone Publishing (March 31, 2020)

Rich in history, color, and imagination, a remarkable novel that pairs the seductive lost world of a creative legend with the coming of age of a young girl guided by an artistry all her own

In Barbara Quick's...


The Sun Sister

by Lucinda Riley Atria Books (May 19, 2020)

An epic and transporting novel, the latest installment of the “heart-wrenching, uplifting, and utterly enthralling” (Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List) Seven Sisters series, unravelling between the dazzling...


Three Apples Fell from the Sky

by Narine Abgaryan & Lisa C. Hayden Oneworld Publications (March 05, 2020)

An unforgettable story of friendship and feuds in a remote Armenian mountain village

In an isolated village high in the Armenian mountains, a close-knit community bickers, gossips and laughs. Their only connection...


The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton & Colm Toibin Scribner (January 14, 2020)

Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is an elegant, masterful portrait of desire and betrayal in old New York--now with a new introduction from acclaimed author Colm Tóibín for the novel’s...


JFK and Mary Meyer: A Love Story

by Jesse Kornbluth Skyhorse (January 21, 2020)

“A breezy, tantalizing view of the woman who, through wiles and a complete lack of scruples, briefly transcended the role of presidential mistress—and may have paid for it with her life.”

The New York...


Without a Trace

by Mel Starr, Steven Crossley & Jayme Mattler Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

Lady Philippa, the wife of Sir Aymer, a knight of the realm, disappears while traveling from her husband's manor to Bampton. She and her maid are traveling in an enclosed wagon, while her husband and his grooms...


Whither Thou Goest

by Anna Belfrage & Greg Patmore Timelight Press (February 25, 2020)

In their rural home in the Colony of Maryland, Matthew and Alex Graham are still recovering from the awful events of the previous years when Luke Graham, Matthew's estranged brother, asks them for a favor.

Alex...


Lost Boy Found

by Kirsten Alexander & Andi Arndt Grand Central Publishing (March 10, 2020)

Perfect for fans of the NYT bestseller Sold on a Monday, this Southern historical novel based on the true story of a boy's mysterious disappearance examines despair, loyalty, and the nature of truth. In 1913,...


The Forgotten Home Child

by Genevieve Graham, Alana Kerr Collins & James Langton Simon & Schuster (March 03, 2020)

The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way...


Northern Hunt

by Daniel Greene & Bradford Hastings Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

It was a surefire raid to free prisoners, but it will soon become a battle for Wolf's heart and soul.

When an escaped Northern prisoner reaches Union lines, his tales of abuse at Libby Prison set up the perfect...


The Whispers of War

by Julia Kelly & Mary Woodvine Simon & Schuster Audio (January 14, 2020)

The start of World War II looms over three friends who struggle to remain loyal as one of them is threatened with internment by the British government, from the author of the “sweeping, stirring” (Kristin...


Cartier's Hope

by M. J. Rose & Tavia Gilbert Simon & Schuster Audio (January 28, 2020)

From M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of Tiffany Blues, “a lush, romantic historical mystery” (Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale), comes a gorgeously wrought novel of ambition and betrayal set...


The Mercies

by Kiran Millwood Hargrave Little, Brown (February 11, 2020)

After the men in an Arctic Norwegian town are wiped out, the women must survive a sinister threat in this "perfectly told" 1600s parable of "a world gone mad" (Adriana Trigiani).

Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old...


The Welsh Fasting Girl

This Passing World

by Michael B. Herzog, Antony Ferguson & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (January 21, 2020)

It is 1398, and all of Europe is abuzz about the duel to be fought in September between Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, and Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, to settle the question of which one has committed...


Remembered

by Yvonne Battle-Felton Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2020)

It is 1910 and Philadelphia is burning.

The last place Spring wants to be is in the run-down, colored section of a hospital surrounded by the groans of sick people and the ghost of her dead sister. But as her...


The Absinthe Earl

Watershed

by Mark Barr & Christian Baskous Blackstone Publishing (January 07, 2020)

Set in 1937 in rural Tennessee, with the construction of a monumental dam serving as background--a cinematically biblical effort to harness elemental forces and bring power to the people--Watershed delivers...


A Witch in Time

by Constance Sayers, Claire Christie, Courtney Patterson & Brittany Wilkerson et al. Redhook (February 11, 2020)

A witch is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist, in this haunting debut novel.

Helen Lambert has lived several lives-a young piano virtuoso...


A Duke by Any Other Name

by Grace Burrowes & James Langton Forever (April 28, 2020)

A brooding duke finds his beautiful new neighbor way too intriguing for his liking in this delightful Regency romance from a New York Times bestselling author.

Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion,...


The Highland Rogue

by Amy Jarecki & Dave Gillies Forever (March 24, 2020)

A courageous Highlander falls for a strong-willed lass on the treacherous high seas in this action-packed Scottish romance.

After a vicious attack on his ship, Sir Kennan Cameron washes ashore on a deserted...