Historical Fiction August 2015
New in August 2015
A Little in Love by Susan E. Fletcher
The story of Eponine Thenardier, a side character from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, is told here, from early childhood to untimely death. Born to almost cartoonishly money-hungry parents, Eponine is taught to steal from a young age. She feels uncomfortable cheating people, but she loves the way a successful night of thievery elicits her mother's pride and affection.
New in May 2015
Lion Heart by A.C. Vaughan
After escaping Prince John's clutches and longing to return to Rob in Nottingham, Scarlet learns that King Richard's life is in jeopardy and accepts Eleanor of Aquitaine's demand that Scarlet spy for her and help bring Richard home safe.
Anastasia and Her Sisters by Carolyn Meyer
A novel in diary form in which the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II describes the privileged life her family led up until the time of World War I and the tragic events that befell them.
Deception's Pawn by Esther Friesner (Princesses of Myth, book 2)
Maeve begins her royal fosterage but her new companions are full of secrets and jealousy, her only friends are an elderly lady-in-waiting and Kian, the prince who rescued her kestrel, Ea, and her future promises only household management and childbearing until someone from her past brings a message about her true love.
New in April 2015
Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
Having moved to Ethopia to avoid the prejudice of 1930s America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.
New in March 2015
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
In 1932, in Sydney's deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, where crime and razor-wielding men rule, two girls with contrasting lives who share the ability to see ghosts meet over a dead body and find themselves on the run from mob bosses.
New in January 2015
Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli (Companion book to Hush)
When a marauding slave ship captures her sister, Melkorka, eight-year-old Brigid is lost at sea but survives, disguised as a boy, and sets out to rescue Melkorka, and as the years pass she becomes a woman, reputed to be fierce enough to conquer a man, but desirous only of reuniting with her family.
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabass with Kekla Magoon
A novel based on the events of Malcolm X's early life.