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Popular Historical Fiction Books

Catherine Of Siena

Sigrid Undset

$9.99

Sigrid Undset'sCatherine of Siena is critically acclaimed as one of the best biographies of this well known, and amazing fourteenth-century saint. Known for her historical fiction, which won her the Nobel Prize for literature in 1928, Undset based this factual work on primary sources, her own experiences living in Italy, and her profound understanding of the human heart.

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Kristin Lavransdatter, I: The Wreath

Sigrid Undset

$12.99

"[Sigrid Undset] should be the next Elena Ferrante." -Slate
Kristin Lavransdatter
interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, however, is more than a journey into the past. Undset's own life-her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with a wide range of medieval literature, her experiences as a daughter, wife, and mother, and her deep religious faith-profoundly influenced her writing. Her grasp of the connections between past and present and of human nature itself, combined with the extraordinary quality of her writing, sets her works far above the genre of "historical novels." This new translation by Tina Nunnally-the first English version since Charles Archer's translation in the 1920s-captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, retains the natural dialog and lyrical flow of the original Norwegian, with its echoes of Old Norse legends, while deftly avoiding the stilted language and false archaisms of Archer's translation. In addition, she restores key passages left out of that edition.

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Kristin Lavransdatter, II: The Wife (The Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy Book 2)

Sigrid Undset

$11.99

"[Sigrid Undset] should be the next Elena Ferrante." -Slate
Kristin Lavransdatter
interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, however, is more than a journey into the past. Undset's own life-her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with a wide range of medieval literature, her experiences as a daughter, wife, and mother, and her deep religious faith-profoundly influenced her writing. Her grasp of the connections between past and present and of human nature itself, combined with the extraordinary quality of her writing, sets her works far above the genre of "historical novels." This new translation by Tina Nunnally-the first English version since Charles Archer's translation in the 1920s-captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, retains the natural dialog and lyrical flow of the original Norwegian, with its echoes of Old Norse legends, while deftly avoiding the stilted language and false archaisms of Archer's translation. In addition, she restores key passages left out of that edition.

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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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