Travel back in time!
1794 : the city between the bridges : a novel
Natt och Dag, Niklas, 1979- author.
Stockholm, 1794: riddled with guilt, a young nobleman, Eric Three Roses, writes down the memories of his lost love - his beautiful wife who died on their wedding night. The young woman's mother also mourns her death and, desperate for justice, begs for help from the only person who will listen to her: Jean Mickel Cardell, the one-armed watchman. Emil, younger brother to the brilliant lawyer and detective Cecil Winge, finds the watchman to demand his late brother's pocket watch back. Instead, Cardell enlists Emil's help to discover what really happened at the Three Roses estate that dreaded wedding night.
The covenant of water : a novel
Verghese, Abraham, 1955- author
Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, set in Kerala, on South India's Malabar Coast, this novel follows three generations of a family that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning. A shimmering evocation of a lost India and of the passage of time itself, this is a hymn to progress in medicine and to human understanding, and a humbling testament to the hardships undergone by past generations for the sake of those alive today.
Jones, Dan, 1981- author.
The Hundred Years' War has begun, and King Edward and his lords are on the march through France. But this war belongs to the men on the ground. Swept up in the bloody chaos, a tight-knit company from Essex must stay alive long enough to see their home again. With sword, axe and longbow, the Essex Dogs will fight, from the landing beaches of Normandy to the bloodsoaked field of Crécy. There's Pismire, small enough to infiltrate enemy camps. Scotsman, strong enough to tear down a wall. Millstone, a stonemason who'll do anything to protect his men. Father, a priest turned devilish by the horrors of war. Romford, a talented young archer on the run from his past. And Loveday FitzTalbot, their battle-scarred captain, who just wants to get his boys home safe. Some men fight for glory. Others fight for coin. The Essex Dogs? They fight for each other.
Hang the moon : a novel
Walls, Jeannette, author
When Sallie tries to teach young Eddie to be more like their father, her daredevil coaching leads to an accident, and Sallie is cast out. Nine years later, she returns, determined to reclaim her place in the family. That's a lot more complicated than Sallie expected, and she enters a world of conflict and lawlessness. Sallie confronts the secrets and scandals that hide in the shadows of the Big House, navigates the factions in the family and town, and finally comes into her own as a bold, sometimes reckless bootlegger.
The housekeepers : a novel
Hay, Alex (Writer), author
Born into a world of con artists and thieves, Mrs. King has made herself respectable, running the grandest home in Mayfair. The place is packed with treasures, a glittering symbol of wealth and power, but dark secrets lurk in the shadows. When Mrs. King is suddenly dismissed from her position, she recruits an eclectic group of women to join her in revenge. The plan: on the night of the house's highly anticipated costume ball, they will rob it of its every possession. But there's one thing Mrs. King wants even more than money: the truth. And she'll run any risk to get it.
Lessons in chemistry
Garmus, Bonnie, author
Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. But it's the 1960s and despite the fact that she is a scientist, her peers are very unscientific when it comes to equality. As events are never as predictable as chemical reactions, three years after meeting Calvin, a legend and Nobel nominee, Elizabeth is an unwed, single mother and the star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's singular approach to cooking and independent example are proving revolutionary. Because Elizabeth isn't just teaching women how to cook, she's teaching them how to change the status quo.
The librarian of burned books : a novel
Labuskes, Brianna, author
"For fans of The Rose Code and The Paris Library, The Librarian of Burned Books is a captivating WWII-era novel about the intertwined fates of three women who believe in the power of books to triumph over the very darkest moments of war" - amazon.ca.
The metropolitan affair
Green, Jocelyn, author
"With a notorious forger preying on New York's high society, Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Lauren Westlake is just the expert needed to track down the criminal. As she and Detective Joe Caravello search for the truth, the closer they get to discovering the forger's identity, the more entangled they become in a web of deception and crime"-- Provided by publisher.
The Mitford affair
Benedict, Marie, author
"Between the World Wars, the six Mitford sisters-each more beautiful, brilliant, and eccentric than the next-dominate the English scenes. Though they've weathered scandals before, the family falls into disarray when Diana divorces her wealthy husband to marry a fascist leader and Unity follows her sister's lead all the way to Munich, inciting rumors that she's become Hitler's mistress. As the Nazis rise in power, novelist Nancy Mitford grows suspicious of her sisters' constant visits to Germany and the high-ranking fascist company they keep. When she overhears alarming conversations and uncovers disquieting documents, Nancy must make excruciating choices as Great Britain goes to war with Germany. "-- Provided by publisher.
The secret keeper of Jaipur
Joshi, Alka, author
It's the spring of 1969, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé Malik to intern at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema's balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel - it's a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.
The wind knows my name : a novel
Allende, Isabel, author
Vienna, 1938. Samuel Adler is five years old when his mother secures a spot for him on a Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria. He boards alone. Arizona, 2019. Anita Diaz and her mother board a train, fleeing looming danger in El Salvador. But their arrival coincides with the new family separation policy, and seven-year-old Anita finds herself alone at a camp in Nogales. Intertwining past and present, this novel is both a testament to the sacrifices that parents make, and a love letter to the children who survive the most unfathomable dangers.
The world and all that it holds
Hemon, Aleksandar, 1964-, author
"From literary powerhouse Aleksandar Hemon, author of The Lazarus Project, comes a big, brilliant, sweeping novel of love, memory, and history in the making. It tells of the relationship between Pinto and Osman, who cross the battlefields of the First World War, find love, and fight to survive"-- Provided by publisher.