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The Boston Girl

The Boston Girl

by Anita Diamant

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the ea...

Narrator: Linda Lavin
Published: 12/09/2014
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Pegasus

Pegasus

by Danielle Steel

#1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel delivers one of her strongest books to date with this trans-generational narrative that draws inspiration from her own family history. Opening on the cusp of World War II and following an aristocrati...

Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartne...
Published: 10/28/2014
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The Girl Who Came Home

The Girl Who Came Home

by Hazel Gaynor

A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman. . . .Ireland, 1912 . . .Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, th...

Narrator: Alana Kerr
Published: 04/01/2014
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The House Girl

The House Girl

by Tara Conklin

Two remarkable women, separated by more than a century, whose lives unexpectedly intertwine. . . 2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. 185...

Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Published: 02/12/2013
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The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni

by Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When he...

Narrator: George Guidall
Published: 04/23/2013
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The Kingmakers Daughter

The Kingmaker's Daughter

by Philippa Gregory

In The Kingmaker’s Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes.The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tra...

Narrator: Bianca Amato
Published: 08/14/2012
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Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*Memphis, 1939. Twelve-y...

Narrator: Emily Rankin
Published: 06/06/2017
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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

“The book is like a salve. I think the world feels disordered right now. The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for.” —Ann Patchett“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours th...

Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith...
Published: 09/06/2016
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Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls

by Martha Hall Kelly

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.  New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her p...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 04/05/2016
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Hawaii

Hawaii

by James A. Michener

The saga of a land from the time when the volcanic islands rose out of the sea to the decade in which they become the 50th state. Michener uses individuals' experiences to symbolize the struggle of the various races to establish themselves in the isla...

Narrator: Larry McKeever
Published: 08/04/2015
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The Orphans Tale

The Orphan's Tale

by Pam Jenoff

A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after beco...

Narrator: Jennifer Wydra
Published: 02/21/2017
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A Column of Fire

A Column of Fire

by Ken Follett

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington PostAs Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? International bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world...

Kingsbridge
Narrator: John Lee
Published: 09/12/2017
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The Indigo Girl

The Indigo Girl

by Natasha Boyd

The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their familys three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the Briti...

Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Published: 10/03/2017
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A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

by Diana Gabaldon

A worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies in print, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series has produced #1 best-selling novels and earned a fiercely devoted fan base. Another spellbinding entry in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes c...

The Outlander series #6
Narrator: Davina Porter
Published: 09/21/2005
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Gates of Fire

Gates of Fire

by Steven Pressfield

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - "An incredibly gripping, moving, and literate work of art, rarely does an author manage to re-create a moment in history with such mastery, authority, and psychological insight." - Nelson DeMilleAt Thermopylae, a rocky mountain p...

Narrator: Derek Jacobi
Published: 07/05/2000
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The Velvet Hours

The Velvet Hours

by Alyson Richman

As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young Frenchwoman closes the door to her late grandmothers treasure-filled apartment, unsure if shell ever return. An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian had cultivated a life of art and beaut...

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert; Kat...
Published: 09/06/2016
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The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House

by Kathleen Grissom

Gone with the Wind is turned upside down in this stunning debut novel of the antebellum South, a tragic story of pageturning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail.When a white servant girl violates the order of plan...

Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy and...
Published: 04/26/2010
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The Alice Network

The Alice Network

by Kate Quinn

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in...

Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Published: 06/06/2017
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The Time In Between

The Time In Between

by Maria Duenas

This reading group guide for The Time in Between includes an introduction and discussion questions for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for y...

Narrator: Zilah Mendoza
Published: 11/08/2011
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The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear

by Jean M. Auel

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are sw...

Earth's Children Series #1
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Published: 09/14/2004
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Predator

Predator

by Wilbur Smith

Former operative Major Hector Cross must face off against a pair of lethal enemies and prevent an international catastrophe in this gripping contemporary adventure-thriller—perfect for fans of Clive Cussler, Ted Bell, and Vince Flynn—from ...

Narrator: Ben Onwukwe
Published: 03/22/2016
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War Cry

War Cry

by Wilbur Smith

The saga of the legendary Courtney family continues in this fourteenth installment in Wilbur Smith’s bestselling series—the sequel to 2009’s Assegai—a thrilling tale of espionage, adventure, and danger, set in Africa and spanni...

Narrator: Sean Barrett
Published: 04/04/2017
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Orphan 8

Orphan #8

by Kim van Alkemade

A stunning debut novel in the vein of Sarah Waters’ historical fiction and inspired by true events, it tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous...

Narrator: Ginny Auer
Published: 08/04/2015
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The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen

by Philippa Gregory

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name.Why would a woman ...

Narrator: Bianca Amato
Published: 08/25/2015
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The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom

by Bernard Cornwell

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England's four k...

Narrator: Jonathan Keeble
Published: 12/02/2014
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News of the World

News of the World

by Paulette Jiles

National Book Award Finalist—FictionIt is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought ...

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 03/29/2016
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Pharaoh

Pharaoh

by Wilbur Smith

An epic historical adventure set in Ancient Egypt from the New York Times bestselling legend Stephen King has called the "best historical novelist."One of the world’s bestselling authors, Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a breathtaking e...

Narrator: Mike Grady
Published: 10/18/2016
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Warriors of the Storm

Warriors of the Storm

by Bernard Cornwell

The ninth installment in the New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales, the epic saga of the making of England, magnificently brought to life by “the reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today).A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia an...

Narrator: Matt Bates
Published: 01/19/2016
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A Place Called Freedom

A Place Called Freedom

by Ken Follett

Larger-than-life characters, and an epic plot brimming with the energy of his internationally-acclaimed thrillers make Ken Folletts A Place Called Freedom an experience not to be missed. This lush novelset in 1766 England and Americaevokes an era ripe...

Narrator: Simon Prebble
Published: 04/07/2015
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The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

by Ken Follett

If you liked the Century Trilogy, you’ll love the “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece.”—Booklist, that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. “Follett risks all and comes out a c...

Narrator: John Lee,Richard E...
Published: 10/09/2007
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The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women  Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the q...

Narrator: Jenna Lamia
Published: 01/07/2014
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The Lady of the Rivers

The Lady of the Rivers

by Philippa Gregory

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses. Descended from ...

Narrator: Bianca Amato,Tracy...
Published: 10/18/2011
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Forgotten Tales of China

Forgotten Tales of China

by Lisa April Smith

For the first time, author Lisa April Smith merges her proven skill at delivering unforgettable characters and page-turning suspense with historic fiction. Based on exhaustive research and set in the Chinese cradle of civilization, the Yellow River b...

Narrator: Nancy Wu
Published: 02/01/2016
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Other Boleyn Girl

Other Boleyn Girl

by Philippa Gregory

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how mu...

Narrator: Susan Lyons
Published: 03/15/2011
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The Valley of Horses

The Valley of Horses

by Jean M. Auel

This odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancien...

Earth's Children Series #2
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Published: 09/14/2004
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The Award

The Award

by Danielle Steel

Capturing historical events, terrifying moments of danger, tragedy, the price of war, and the invincible spirit of a woman of honor, The Award is a monumental tale from one of our most gifted storytellers—Danielle Steel’s finest, most emot...

Narrator: Adam Verner
Published: 11/01/2016
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Lord John and the Private Matter

Lord John and the Private Matter

by Diana Gabaldon

The epic, multivolume Outlander saga is the starting point for a brilliant new series that begins with the novel Lord John and the Private Matter. Filled with intrigue and mystery and starring one of the most popular Outlander characters, Lord John Gr...

The Lord John series #1
Narrator: Jeff Woodman
Published: 09/24/2003
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Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders

by Geraldine Brooks

An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated vil...

Narrator: Geraldine Brooks
Published: 08/05/2010
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The Auschwitz Escape

The Auschwitz Escape

by Joel C. Rosenberg

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans—especially Jews like Jacob and his family̵...

Narrator: Christopher Lane
Published: 03/18/2014
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The Mammoth Hunters

The Mammoth Hunters

by Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.Riding Whinney with Jondalar, the man she loves, and followed by the mare’s colt, Ayla ventures into the land o...

Earth's Children Series #3
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Published: 09/14/2004
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The Painted Girls

The Painted Girls

by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Paris, 1878. Following the death of their father from overwork, the three van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without their fathers wages, and with what little their mother earns as a laundress disappearing down the absinthe bottle, eviction...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 01/10/2013
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The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer

by Bernard Cornwell

The tenth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Las...

Narrator: Matt Bates
Published: 11/29/2016
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Where Dead Men Meet

Where Dead Men Meet

by Mark Mills

A return to the period adventure thriller in Where Dead Men Meet reestablishes Mark Mills as a master storyteller for fans of William Boyd, Charles Cumming, or Robert Harris Paris, 1937. Luke Hamiltona junior air intelligence officer at the British E...

Narrator: David Linski
Published: 05/30/2017
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The Empty Throne

The Empty Throne

by Bernard Cornwell

The eighth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America tel...

Narrator: Matt Bates
Published: 01/06/2015
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A Land Remembered

A Land Remembered

by Patrick Smith

In this best-selling novel, Patrick D. Smith tels the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The st...

Narrator: George Guidall
Published: 09/24/2003
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Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh...

Narrator: John Lee,Dan Steve...
Published: 09/28/2010
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A Christmas Hope

A Christmas Hope

by Anne Perry

Anne Perrys vastly entertaining (Newark(NJ)Star-Ledger) holiday novels are as delicious as mince pie and plum pudding (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).A Christmas Hopeis just as delectable, the gripping story of an unforgettable battle between goodness an...

The Christmas Novellas #11
Narrator: Simon Prebble
Published: 11/12/2013
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Americas First Daughter

America's First Daughter

by Stephanie Dray

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 03/01/2016
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The White Princess

The White Princess

by Philippa Gregory

The newest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle fo...

Narrator: Bianca Amato
Published: 07/23/2013
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The Land of Painted Caves

The Land of Painted Caves

by Jean M. Auel

Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage.As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jon...

Earth's Children Series #6
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Published: 03/29/2011
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