Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America


Berkley - All her life, submit to her husband, Mary has been taught to fear God, and abhor Indians. Battling cold, and exhaustion, hunger, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer.

. She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath. A historical novel based on the life of Mary Rowlandson“An authentic drama of Indian captivity…A compelling, emotionally gripping tale. Eliot pattison, author of the mystery of Colonial America seriesShe suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again.

Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America - She has learned to live in a new, free way. Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. She can interpret the cries of birds. Even before mary rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her children lost to her, her home destroyed, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people.

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America's First Daughter: A Novel


William Morrow Paperbacks - As thomas jefferson's oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, and constant companion in the wake of her mother's death, protector, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in paris, that fifteen-year-old patsy learns about her father's troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, a slave girl her own age.

Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William's wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. William Morrow Co. And as scandal, patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, and poverty threaten her family, tragedy, but that of the nation he founded.

America's First Daughter: A Novel - Meanwhile, patsy has fallen in love--with her father's protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. The new york times & usa today bestsellerin a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

From her earliest days, patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still.

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The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932


Hachette Books - As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever. Now in paperback, he heads west, a stirring historical novel from the author of One Thousand White Women When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, hoping to leave his troubles behind.

He joins the 1932 great apache expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. With prose so vivid that the road dust practically rises off the page, and romance, peril, The Wild Girl is an epic novel filled with drama, told by a master.

The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 - This is the novel your reading group will be talking about long past your discussion! William Morrow Co. In this novel based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes readers on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence peopled with unforgettable characters. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak.

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The Midwife's Revolt The Midwife Series


Lake Union Publishing - Soon, word spreads of lizzie’s extraordinary midwifery and healing skills, and she begins to channel her grief into caring for those who need her. On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. But when two traveling patriots are poisoned, Lizzie finds herself with far more complicated matters on her hands—she suspects a political plot intended to harm Abigail and her family.

. William Morrow Co. Determined to uncover the truth, lizzie becomes entangled in a conspiracy that could not only destroy her livelihood—and her chance at finding love again—but also lead to the downfall of a new nation. Revised edition: This edition of The Midwife's Revolt includes editorial revisions.

The Midwife's Revolt The Midwife Series - Lake Union Publishing. From a hill south of boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husband’s life. Alone in a new town, lizzie grieves privately but takes comfort in her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams.

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Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland


Broadway Books - Soon imprisoned and charged with witchcraft and treason, Eva learns that Queen Margaret—counseled by the furious king and his powerful priests—will decide her fate and that of her kinswoman Lady Macbeth. Yet even as the king and queen build a passionate and tempestuous partnership, the Scots distrust her.

Lake Union Publishing. But can the proud queen forgive such deep treachery?Impeccably researched, a dramatic page-turner, Queen Hereafter is an unforgettable story of shifting alliances and the tension between fear and trust as a young woman finds her way in a dangerous world. When her husband brings eva, a celtic bard, to court as a hostage for the good behavior of the formidable Lady Macbeth, Margaret expects trouble.

Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland - Queen. Saint. Refugee. He promises to aid edgar and the Saxon cause in return for the hand of Edgar’s sister, Margaret, in marriage. A foreign queen in a strange land, bears princes, Margaret adapts to life among the barbarian Scots, and shapes the fierce warrior Malcolm into a sophisticated ruler. William Morrow Co.

Based on the lives of saint margaret of scotland and her husband, King Malcolm III, in eleventh-century Scotland, a young woman strives to fulfill her destiny despite the risks.

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Mr. Emerson's Wife: A Novel


St. Martin's Griffin - In the course of the book, faces devastating personal loss, she deals with overwhelming social demands, and discovers the deepest meaning of love. Drawn to the erotic energy and intellect of close family friend Henry David Thoreau, she struggles to negotiate the confusing territory between love and friendship while maintaining her moral authority and inner strength.

Lidian eventually discovers the truth of her own character and learns that even our faults can lead us to independence. Lake Union Publishing. William Morrow Co. Living in the shadow of one of the most famous men of her time, Lidian becomes deeply disappointed by marriage, but consigned to public silence by social conventions and concern for her children and her husband's reputation.

Mr. Emerson's Wife: A Novel - In this novel about ralph waldo Emerson's wife, Lidian, Amy Belding Brown examines the emotional landscape of love and marriage.

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Mustard Seed


Lake Union Publishing - Jordan and mattie return to Fair Oaks, too, to save the family they left behind, who still toil in oppression. The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home. Oberlin, ohio, 1868. There she must face the Confederate family she betrayed by marrying an abolitionist.

William Morrow Co. Lake Union Publishing. For jordan and Mattie, it’s time for liberation. As the johnsons and freedmans confront the injustice that binds them, as well as the bitterness and violence that seethes at its heart, the women must find the courage to free their families—and themselves—from the past.

Mustard Seed - Jordan freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth’s beloved nurse. Three years after the civil war, lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she’s summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up.

The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. For lisbeth, it’s a time for reconciliation. Lisbeth johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South.

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My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton


William Morrow Paperbacks - They fall in love, despite Hamilton's bastard birth and the uncertainties of war. And when she meets alexander hamilton, Washington's penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she's captivated by the young officer's charisma and brilliance. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all--including the political treachery of America's first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness.

A founding Father's wife. But the union they create--in their marriage and the new nation--is far from perfect. Lake Union Publishing. Not since i read erik larson's Dead Wake have I had such an edge-of-my-seat immersion into historical events.  . No study of alexander Hamilton would be complete without reading this book.

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton - Karen white, new york times bestselling authorfrom the new york times bestselling authors of America's First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton--a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, betrayal, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, and tragedy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, she's left with one last battle--to understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her.

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Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion


Free Press - Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. For twenty years, gregory boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. From ten-year-old Lula we learn the importance of being known and acknowledged.

Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity, these essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally. William Morrow Co. Lake Union Publishing. In each chapter we benefit from Boyle’s gentle, hard-earned wisdom.

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion - In tattoos on the heart, he distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another. From giant, tattooed cesar, shopping at JCPenney fresh out of prison, we learn how to feel worthy of God's love.

From pedro we understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the darkness. These essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair.

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Yellow Crocus


Lake Union Publishing - Moments after lisbeth is born, mattie, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity.

Revised edition: This edition of Yellow Crocus includes editorial revisions. Lake Union Publishing. Lake Union Publishing. As she grows older, mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl’s visits to the slaves’ quarters—and their lively and loving community—bring them closer together than ever.

Yellow Crocus - Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. William Morrow Co. Though lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

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The Fever Tree


G.P. Putnam's Sons - William Morrow Co. Lake Union Publishing. Lake Union Publishing. 1880 south africa is a country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men—one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. There is nothing more exciting than a new writer with a genuine voice.

Essays universal kinship redemption unconditional love fighting despair. I loved it. Julian fellowes, creator of downton abbeyfrances irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa.

The Fever Tree - . Only when the rumor of an epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines does Frances see her road to happiness. But before she can follow that path, frances must choose between passion and integrity, between her desire for the man who captured her heart and her duty to the man who saved her from near ruin, a decision that will have devastating consequences.

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