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Popular Historical Fiction Books

The Thorn Birds

Colleen McCullough

$7.99

"Beautiful….Compelling entertainment."
-New York Times

"A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous."
-Chicago Tribune

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Angel

Colleen McCullough

$3.49

The bestselling author of THE THORN BIRDS returns with a novel of laughter, passion and more than a little magic …
1960, Sydney's Kings Cross. Harriet Purcell leaves her conventional, respectable home and respectable, passionless boyfriend and moves into a rooming house owned by Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz.

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On, Off (Carmine Delmonico series Book 1)

Colleen McCullough

$4.99

The captivating novel from the international bestselling author of 'The Thorn Birds'.
Innocence is no protection…
In Holloman, Connecticut, someone is preying on the innocent. At a prestigious research centre fondly known by its staff as the 'Hug', parts of a mutilated body are found. Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico of the Holloman Police learns that a string of horrifying murders - each with the same modus operandi as the one at the Hug - have been commited throughout the state. When another body is found, the medical staff become prime suspects.

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Novel (FSG Classics)

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

$9.94

The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
First published in the Soviet journalNovy Mir in 1962,One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps,One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury

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Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan

James A. Michener

$12.99

First published in 1963, James A. Michener's gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after World War II, with a dangerous assignment: finding and returning a young American woman living in Afghanistan to her distraught family after she suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A timeless tale of love and emotional drama set against the backdrop of one of the most important countries in the world today,Caravanscaptures the tension of the postwar period, the sweep of Afghanistan's remarkable history, and the inescapable allure of the past.

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Alaska: A Novel

James A. Michener

$12.99

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska's fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska's story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world,Alaskatraces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people.

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The Source: A Novel

James A. Michener

$12.99

In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people-from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith,The Sourceis a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.

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Centennial: A Novel

James A. Michener

$11.99

Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener's magnificent saga of the Westis an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America's past, the story of Colorado-the Centennial State-is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. InCentennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West-and the entire country.

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Chesapeake: A Novel

James A. Michener

$13.99

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man's dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom.

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The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

Enid Shomer

$10.45

Before she became the nineteenth century's greatest heroine, before he had written a word ofMadame Bovary,Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert traveled down the Nile at the same time. In the imaginative leap taken by award-winning writer Enid Shomer'sThe Twelve Rooms of the Nile,the two ignite a passionate friendship marked by intelligence, humor, and a ravishing tenderness that will alter both their destinies.

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