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Popular Historical Fiction Books

Eye of the Needle: A Novel

Ken Follett

$7.46

The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author ofThe Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire
His code name was "The Needle." He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence-a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . .

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The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge Book 1)

Ken Follett

$7.46

#1New York TimesBestseller
Oprah's Book Club Selection
The "extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece" (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett's already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book,A Column of Fire, available now.

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Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy, Book 2)

Ken Follett

$7.46

"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." -The Huffington Post

Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off,Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War.

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Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, Book 3)

Ken Follett

$7.46

Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion.
InFall of Giants andWinter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution-and rock and roll.

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Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, Book 1)

Ken Follett

$7.46

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.

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Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home (Henry Kreisel Memorial Lecture Series)

Esi Edugyan

$7.55

Home, for me, was not a birthright, but an invention.. It seems to me when we speak of home we are speaking of several things, often at once, muddled together into an uneasy stew. We say home and mean origins, we say home and mean belonging. These are two different things: where we come from, and where we are. Writing about belonging is not a simple task. Esi Edugyan chooses to intertwine fact and fiction, objective and subjective in an effort to find out if one can belong to more than one place, if home is just a place or if it can be an idea, a person, a memory, or a dream. How "home" changes, how it changes us, and how every farewell carries the promise of a return. Readers of Canadian literature, armchair travellers, and all citizens of the global village will enjoy her explorations and reflections, as we follow her from Ghana to Germany, from Toronto to Budapest, from Paris to New York.

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Who Killed Little Johnny Gill?: A Victorian True Crime Murder Mystery

Kathryn McMaster

$2.99

A Heart-Wrenching British Murder Story covering the True Murder of Young John Gill in Yorkshire,1888.
One foggy morning, just a few days after Christmas, John Gill's mother waves goodbye to her eldest son that morning with no idea that this will be the last time she will see him. Johnny doesn't come home for his lunch and his mother starts to worry about him. The family search frantically for him for three days and nights. They search Manningham, and wider Bradford until someone finds him early on the Saturday morning, just meters from their home. His little body has been hacked up, drained of blood, thoroughly washed, his organs displaced and his intestines are draped around his neck eerily similar to the murders that have been happening in London done by Jack the Ripper. Several letters were sent by Jack stating that he would murder a little boy soon. After the murder another letter was sent stating that he had been up to Bradford. However, was this murder committed by the infamous Jack the Ripper? There are other clues involving Masonic rituals found in a local house at the same time of Johnny's death that point to the possibility that it was. And yet, William Barrett was the last one to see Johnny. The modus operandi could well be a copy-cat murder. In addition, William Barrett isn't saying much.

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