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Popular Historical Fiction Books

Tipping the Velvet: A Novel

Sarah Waters

$8.95

"Erotic and absorbing…Written with startling power."-The New York Times Book Review
Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.

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Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage Contemporaries)

Arthur Golden

$8.21

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS'sThe Great American Read

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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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