The Third Daughter

14 October 2019 | By Talia Carner | Filed in: 20th century.

From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a remarkable story, inspired by little known true events, about the thousands of young Jewish women who were trafficked into prostitution at the turn of the 20th century, and whose subjugation helped build Buenos Aires.The turn of the 20th century finds four

The Shadow King

14 October 2019 | By Maaza Mengiste | Filed in: 20th century.

A gripping novel set during Mussolini s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record With the threat of Mussolini s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles

Memories of Glass

14 October 2019 | By Melanie Dobson | Filed in: 20th century.

Reminiscent of Diane Ackerman s The Zookeeper s Wife, this stunning novel draws from true accounts to shine a light on a period of Holland s darkest history and bravest heroes 1942 As war rips through the heart of Holland, childhood friends Josie van Rees and Eliese Linden partner with a few darin

A Cruel Deception (Bess Crawford, #11)

14 October 2019 | By Charles Todd | Filed in: 20th century.

In the aftermath of World War I, nurse Bess Crawford attempts to save a troubled former soldier from a mysterious killer in this eleventh book in the beloved Bess Crawford mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd The Armistice of November 1918 ended the fighting, but the G

All the Forgivenesses

14 October 2019 | By Elizabeth Hardinger | Filed in: 20th century.

A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Books selection Set in Appalachia and the Midwest at the turn of the twentieth century, this exquisite debut novel paints an intimately rendered portrait of one resilient farm family s challenges and hard won triumphs helmed by an unforgettable heroine Growing up on t

The Women of the Copper Country

14 October 2019 | By Mary Doria Russell | Filed in: 20th century.

In July 1913, twenty five year old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair She s spent her whole life in the copper mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their back

Singapore Sapphire (Harriet Gordon Mystery #1)

14 October 2019 | By A.M. Stuart | Filed in: 20th century.

Harriet Gordon stumbles into a murderous web of stolen gems and cutthroat thieves as she runs from her tragic past in an enthralling new historical mystery series set in early twentieth century Singapore Singapore 1910 Desperate for a fresh start and to distance herself from her tragic past, Harr

The Ventriloquists

14 October 2019 | By E.R. Ramzipoor | Filed in: 20th century.

In this triumphant debut inspired by true events, a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters risk everything for an elaborate scheme to undermine the Reich.Brussels, 1943 Twelve year old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country s most popular news

One Good Deed

14 October 2019 | By David Baldacci | Filed in: 20th century.

The 1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable new character Archer, a straight talking former World War II soldier fresh out of prison for a crime he didn t commit It s 1949 When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poc

A Single Thread

14 October 2019 | By Tracy Chevalier | Filed in: 20th century.

1932 After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fianc , Violet Speedwell has become a surplus woman, one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered

The Dearly Beloved

14 October 2019 | By Cara Wall | Filed in: 20th century.

Charles and Lily, James and Nan They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart Charles is destined to succeed his father as an

Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1)

14 October 2019 | By Marlowe Benn | Filed in: 20th century.

In 1920s New York, the price of a woman s independence can be exorbitant even fatal In 1924 Manhattan, women s suffrage is old news For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life s too short for politics With her cropped hair and penchant for independent living, Julia wants only to launch her own n

The Spitfire Girls

14 October 2019 | By Soraya M. Lane | Filed in: 20th century.

Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war Three brave women who know their place is not at home At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don t end on the tarmac Things are