May 15, 2013
New Arrivals · Biographical Fiction
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
May 14, 2013
Estleman, Loren D.
New York : Forge, 2013.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
May 7, 2013
Lyon, Annabel, 1971-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
"Originally published in Canada by Random House Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto, in 2012."
April 17, 2013
Healey, John J.
xi, 238 pages ; 22 cm.
April 10, 2013
Spargo, R. Clifton.
New York, NY : Overlook Duckworth, 2013
366 p. ; 21 cm.
In 1939 Scott is living in Hollywood, a virulent alcoholic and deeply in debt. Despite his relationship with gossip columnist Sheila Graham, he remains fiercely loyal to Zelda, his soul mate and muse. In an attempt to fuse together their fractured marriage, Scott arranges a trip to Cuba, where, after a disastrous first night in Havana, the couple runs off to a beach resort outside the city. But even in paradise, Scott and Zelda cannot escape the dangerous intensity of their relationship.
April 10, 2013
New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c2013.
326 p. ; 21 cm.
April 9, 2013
353 pages ; 24 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
March 27, 2013
Johnstone, William W.
282 pages ; 24 cm
Asking the question "What if Butch Cassidy wasn't killed in the infamous Bolivian shootout in 1908?", an exciting novel of the Old West follows Butch as he, after fleeing South America, is pulled into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted along with a new Wild Bunch.
March 20, 2013
Nashville, Tenn. : Howard Books, 2013.
317 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes a Reading Group Guide.
Transformed through marriage into Helena, the Marchioness of Northampton, seventeen-year-old Elin von Snakenborg becomes the highest-ranking woman in Elizabeth Tudor's circle. But in a court that is surrounded by Catholic enemies who plot the queen's downfall, Helena is forced to choose between her unyielding monarch and the husband she's not sure she can trust--a choice that will provoke catastrophic consequences. Set in 1565.
February 26, 2013
375 pages ; 25 cm
Seventeen-year-old Zelda Sayre meets Lieutenant Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald at a country club dance. Fitzgerald isn't rich or settled, and he wants, of all things, to be a writer in New York. No matter how wildly in love they may be, Zelda's father firmly opposes the match. But when Scott finally sells his first novel, Zelda defies her parents to board a train to New York and marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
February 1, 2013
Greene, Linda Lee.
[S.l.] : Saga Books, c2012.
240 p. ; 22 cm.
"A novel inspired by a true story"--Cover.
"Drawn from oral history, and the inclusion of a remarkable collection of authentic private letters spanning 1936 to 1941, this story recounts astoundingly dramatic, as well as heartwarming, day to day experiences of two American families during the Great Depression and World War II"--[P. 4] of cover.
January 25, 2013
Gratz, Alan, 1972-
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013.
260 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes a biographical afterword.
"Based on the true story by Ruth and Jack Gruener"--T.p.
Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.
January 23, 2013
New York : Amy Einhorn Books, 2013.
385 p. ; 24 cm.
Originally published: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2012.
Blending historical facts with imaginative fiction, interweaves the story of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest and a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return.
January 14, 2013
Bracewell, Patricia, 1950-
New York : Viking, 2013.
xi, 416 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Marrying the much-older king of England in the year 1002, sixteen-year-old Emma of Normandy is surrounded by a treacherous court and regarded as a threat by her husband before drawing on her wits to gain a few friends and protect her station.
January 7, 2013
Bogdan, D. L.
New York : Kensington Books, c2013.
324 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes reading group guide.
January 7, 2013
Barber, Ros, 1964-
xiv, 445 p. ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Sceptre/Hodder & Stoughton, Hachette" -- Title page verso.
"On May 30, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was the official version. Now Christopher Marlowe reveals the truth: that his "death" was an elaborate ruse to avoid a conviction of heresy; that he was spirited across the English Channel to live on in lonely exile; that he continued to write plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colorless man from Stratford--one William Shakespeare. With the grip of a thriller and the emotional force of a sonnet, this remarkable novel in verse gives voice to a man who was brilliant, passionate and mercurial. A cobbler's son who counted nobles among his friends, a spy in the Queen's service, a fickle lover and a declared religious skeptic, Christopher Marlowe always courted trouble. Memoir, love letter, confession, and settling of accounts, The Marlowe Papers brings Christopher Marlowe and his era to vivid life"-- Provided by publisher.
January 2, 2013
New York : Faber and Faber, 2013.
312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Originally published in 2012 by Fourth Estate, Great Britain"--T.p. verso.
In late 1970 a boy named Saadi is born into a large, defiantly Bengali family in eastern Pakistan. Months later the country splits in two, in what will become one of the most ferocious twentieth-century civil wars. Saadi tells the story of his childhood and of the ingenious ways his family survived the violence and conflicts: from his aunts stuffing him endlessly with sweets to stop marauding soldiers from hearing him cry, to street games based on American television shows; from the basement compartment his grandfather built to hide his treasured books, pictures, and music until after the war, to the daily gossip about each and every one of the relatives, servants, and neighbors. Scenes from Early Life is a beautifully detailed novel of profound empathyâan attempt to capture the collective memory of a family and a country. At once heartbreaking and surprisingly funny, Scenes from Early Life is based on the life of Philip Hensherâs husband, and as such it is at once a memoir, a novel, and a history. As this remarkable writer brings the past to life, we come to feel, vividly and viscerally, that Saadiâs familyâand its struggles and triumphsâare our own.
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