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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Eric Jay Dolin

Dolin reveals the dramatic history of American piracy’s “Golden Age" from the late 1600s through the early 1700s, when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. He also shows how American colonists at first supported these pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, but then violently opposed them. Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and the sadistic Edward Low. A perfect read for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th!

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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Tilar J. Matteo

Fans fell in love with Eliza Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton’s devoted wife, in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, Hamilton (coming to the Aronoff Center in February 2019), but they don’t know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister, a caring mother, and in her later years, a generous philanthropist, Eliza had many sides, and this fascinating biography brings her multi-faceted personality to life.

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The Glass Ocean

Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

2013--Sarah Blake opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. 1915--Southern belle Caroline Hochstetter's marriage is in crisis, and she's hoping a trip to London in Lusitania's lavish accommodations will help them reconnect. Meanwhile, Tennessee Schaff and her partner are planning on pulling off one last heist aboard the Lusitania. As the boat steams towards its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives...and history itself. A captivating historical mystery by the authors of The Forgotten Room (2016).

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is transported to the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He is put to work as a tattooist, tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. One day in July, Lale comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to be tattooed. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor Sokolov. An unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

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When the Lights Go Out

Mary Kubica

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother in Chicago. When she applies for college and learns her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she's ever known. Plagued by insomnia and grief, Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what's real and what she's only imagined. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and 250 miles away, another woman's split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie's secret past. Has Jessie's whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her? Spine-tingling suspense from the bestselling author of Every Last Lie (2017).

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