Search
Type
Sort

Baker, Jo

Summary: From the best selling author of 'Longbourn', comes a stunning new novel that follows an unnamed writer, Samuel Beckett, whose life and extraordinary literary gift are permanently shaped in the forge of war.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 1372

Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hotel Ritz in Paris--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. In March 1940, the Nazis sweep Paris and immediately take up...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Benedict, Marie

Summary: The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Mitza Maric has always been a little different...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2016

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

McLain, Paula

Summary: After meeting and falling in love while she covered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, Martha Gellhorn is forced to choose between her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her career as a war correspondent.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 1574

O'Farrell, Maggie

Summary: "A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman--a wild creature who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Coelho, Paulo

Summary: "A novel of Mata Hari's final days, as written by the woman herself while accused of espionage"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION COELHO

Adimi, Kaouther

Summary: "Our Riches celebrates quixotic devotion and the love of books in the person of Edmond Charlot, who at the age of twenty founded Les Vraies Richesses (Our True Wealth), the famous Algerian bookstore/publishing house/lending library. He more than fulfilled its motto 'by the young, for the young', discovering the twenty-four-year-old Albert Camus in 1937. His entire archive was twice destroyed by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions Publishing Corporation 2020

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 843 ADIMI

McLain, Paula.

Summary: "Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 1306

Haeger, Diane.

Summary: As the beautiful daughter of courtiers, Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount is overjoyed when she secures a position as maid of honor to Katherine of Aragon. But when she captures the attention of the king himself, there are whispers that the queen ought to be worried for her throne. When Bess gives birth to a healthy son the whispers become a roar. But soon the infamous Boleyn girls come to court and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2011

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION HAEGER

Kidd, Sue Monk

Summary: "In her fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for her considerable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION KIDD

Gross, Andrew

Summary: A stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women's garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION GROSS

Winterson, Jeanette

Summary: "Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2019

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION WINTERSON

Russell, Mary Doria

Summary: "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 coal-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 backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Callahan, Patti

Summary: "The love story of C.S. Lewis and his wife, Helen Joy Davidman Gresham, was improbable--and seemingly impossible. Their Eros-story led to some of Lewis's greatest works, yet Joy is most commonly known for how she died. Becoming Mrs. Lewis allows us to see how this brilliant and passionate woman lived--and why she stole Jack's heart"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CALLAHAN

May, Antoinette.

Summary: Claudia's dreams have an uncanny way of coming true. She often "sees" things, real things, before they happen. But her gift can also be a curse in a time of deadly politics and social unrest. While destiny leads her to the temple of Isis, to Pompeii's Villa of Mysteries, the infamous snake pit of Pergamon, and into the arms of the Roman magistrate, Pontius Pilate, her heart always seems to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2006

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION MAY

Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends--screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife. It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 1553

Gregory, Philippa.

Summary: In this compelling saga of passion, political intrigue, and betrayal, Mary Queen of Scots struggles to rejoin her young son and regain her kingdom despite being imprisoned at the command of her cousin Queen Elizabeth.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 533

George, Margaret

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Margaret George has brought history to vivid life with her chronicles of queens and kings. Now, she turns her gaze to an Emperor ... Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar's imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman--or child....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 1447

Benedict, Marie

Summary: Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to a powerful Austrian arms dealer, allowing her to evade Nazi persecution despite her Jewish heritage. But Hedy is also intelligent. At lavish Vienna dinner parties, she overhears the Third Reich's plans. One night in 1937, desperate to escape her controlling husband and the rise of the Nazis, she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2019

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BENEDICT

Benedict, Marie

Summary: Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ruse, that is....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BENEDICT

Gregory, Philippa.

Summary: Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine of Aragon has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. But tragically, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his young bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother Henry, become Queen, and fulfill their dreams and her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2006

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 234

Frazier, Charles

Summary: "Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION FRAZIER

Andrić, Ivo

Summary: A sweeping epic by Nobel Prize-winner Ivo Andrić about power, identity, and Islam set in 19th-century Ottoman Bosnia and Istanbul. This previously untranslated historical novel by the Nobel Prize-winner Andrić tells the story of Omer Pasha Latas, born Mihailo Latas, a Serbian Christian who rose to a position of power in the Ottoman Empire. When Mihailo's chances of a military career in Austria...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ANDRIC

Dunant, Sarah.

Summary: "By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy are matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children but by his blood: he is a Spanish Pope in a city of Italians. If...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

Copies Available at Kalkaska

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION DUNANT

Back to Top