From the critically acclaimed author of the widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction that explores the tenuous relationship between a brilliant and complex father and his devoted daughter—Thomas Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph. After the death of her beloved mother, Martha Jefferson spent five years abroad with her father, Thomas Jefferson, on his first diplomatic mission to France.
Moving back into political life, he has become distracted by the tumultuous fight for power and troubling new attachments. But monticello is burdened by debt, and it cannot survive without the labor of her family’s slaves. While the large, beautiful estate is the same as she remembers, Martha has changed.
Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father; A Novel #ad - Now, at seventeen, handsome eldest daughter is returning to the lush hills of the family’s beloved Virginia plantation, Jefferson’s bright, Monticello. The exotic distant cousin she is drawn to has a taste for dangerous passions, dark desires that will eventually compromise her own. As her life becomes constrained by the demands of marriage, scandal, politics, and her family’s increasing impoverishment, motherhood, Martha yearns to find her way back to the gentle beauty and quiet happiness of the world she once knew at the top of her father’s “little mountain.
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - Combining actual historical figures and events, with enthralling fictional creations, like John Adams and the Boston Massacre, author Gunning brings to vivid and unforgettable life the world of Colonial America on the brink of momentous upheaval and change. Sally gunning is a gifted storyteller adept at layering time, place, and character and revealing conflicts of the heart.
Anne leclaire, comes the rebellion of jane clarke, the compelling story of a young woman caught between tradition and independence, the critically acclaimed author of The Widow’s War and Bound, family and conscience, loyalty and love, author of Entering NormalFrom Sally Gunning, on the eve of the Revolutionary War.
Dolley: A NovelBantam #ad - She had the president’s ear and the nation’s heart. And there we discover the real first lady—impulsive, and wise—as she faces her harshest trial: in 1814, courageous, the United States is once more at war with mighty Britain, and her beloved James is the most hated man in America. From the white house receptions she gaily presides over to her wild escape from a Washington under siege, Dolley gives us a legend, made warmly human.
She’s the wife of the fourth president of the United States; a spirited charmer who adores parties, the latest French fashions, and the tender, brilliant man who is her husband. For there has never been a first lady so tested—or one who came through the fire so brilliantly. But while many love her, few suspect how complex Dolley Madison really is.
Dolley: A Novel #ad - Only in the pages of her diary—as imagined by novelist Rita Mae Brown—can Dolley fully reveal herself.
Benjamin Franklin's Bastard: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - A steadfast loyalist, he and his father cannot reconcile their wildly disparate views, causing a rift in the bond both thought unbreakable. Fascinating and heartbreaking, love, and war, Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard is a gripping tale of family, set against one of America’s most fascinating periods of history.
Benjamin frankiln’s bastard by sally cabot is an absorbing and compelling work of literary historical fiction that brings to life a little-known chapter of the American Revolution — the story of Benjamin Franklin and his bastard son, and the women who loved them both. William franklin, the son of benjamin and his favorite mistress, Anne, is raised by Deborah, Benjamin’s wife.
Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young AmericaBallantine Books #ad - . Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. To a nuanced study of jefferson’s two white daughters, Martha and Maria, Kerrison innovatively adds a discussion of his only enslaved daughter, Harriet Hemings. The new york times book reviewthomas jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings.
. The richly interwoven stories of these strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies shed new light on issues of race and gender that are still relevant today—and on the legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers. Praise for jefferson’s daughters “A fascinating glimpse of where we have been as a nation.
Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America #ad - Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Martha and maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris. She escaped slavery—apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself. Catherine kerrison tells us the stories of three of Thomas Jefferson’s children, who, due to their gender and race, lived lives whose most intimate details are lost to time.
Usa today“a valuable addition to the history of Revolutionary-era America. The boston globe“A thought-provoking nonfiction narrative that reads like a novel.
Bound: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - Though work fills her days, life with the Mortons is pleasant; Mr. Frightened and alone, alice impulsively stows away on their ship to Satucket on Cape Cod, where the Widow Berry offers Alice a bed and a job making cloth in support of the new boycott of British wool and linen. At widow berry's, alice believes her old secret is safe, until it becomes threatened by a new one.
But a new home and a better life waited in the colonies, or so her father promised—a bright dream that turned to ashes when her brothers and mother took ill and died during the arduous voyage. Morton calls alice his "sweet, and now newly married, only three years older, is her friend, good girl, " and Nabby, companion, her mistress.
Bound: A Novel #ad - But nabby's marriage is not happy, and soon Alice is caught up in its storm; seeing nothing ahead but her own destruction, she defies her new master and the law and runs away to Boston. Arriving in new england unable to meet the added expenses incurred by their misfortunes at sea, her father bound Alice into servitude to pay his debts.
By the age of fifteen, alice can barely remember the time when she was not a servant to John Morton and his daughter, Nabby. As the days pass, the political and the personal stakes rise and intertwine, ultimately setting off a chain of events that will force Alice to question all she thought she knew. There she meets a sympathetic widow named Lyddie Berry and her lawyer companion, Eben Freeman.
Alice cole spent her first seven years living in two smoky, crowded rooms in London with her family.
The Widow's War: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - Lyddie decides to challenge both law and custom for control of her destiny, but she soon discovers the price of her bold "war" for personal freedom to be heartbreakingly dear. Includes the fascinating "story behind the story" of The Widow's War, a map of colonial Brewster, and a driving tour of the village of Satucket.
And when her worst fear is realized, she finds herself doubly cursed. Married for twenty years to edward berry, lyddie is used to the trials of being a whaler's wife in the Cape Cod village of Satucket, Massachusetts—running their house herself during her husband's long absences at sea, living with the daily uncertainty that Edward will simply not return.
The Widow's War: A Novel #ad - She is overwhelmed by grief, and her property and rights are now legally in the hands of her nearest male relative: her daughter's overbearing husband, whom Lyddie cannot abide.
Mrs. Hemingway: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - A new york times book review editor's choicea richard & judy uK Pick Paula McLain’s New York Times–bestselling novel piqued readers’ interest about Ernest Hemingway’s romantic life. Just as T. C. Boyle’s bestseller the women completed the picture begun by Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Naomi Wood’s Mrs.
Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong. Heminway is a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak. Spanning 1920s bohemian paris through 1960s Cold War America, populated with members of the fabled "Lost Generation, " Mrs. Told in four parts and based on real love letters and telegrams, Mrs.
Mrs. Hemingway: A Novel #ad - Hadley, pauline, Martha and Mary: each Mrs. The paris wife was only the beginning of the story. Hemingway reveals the explosive love triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway's marriages. Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. But hadley was only one of four women married, in turn, to the legendary writer.
The Twelve-Mile StraightEcco #ad - Accused of her rape, field hand genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. As startling revelations mount, a web of lies begins to collapse around the family, destabilizing their precarious world and forcing all to reckon with the painful truth.
Acclaimed author eleanor henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga. From new york times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition.
Cotton county, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, Georgia, a white sharecropper’s daughter. In the aftermath, the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured.
The Twelve-Mile Straight #ad - Despite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople, and with the help of Nan, under the roof of her mercurial father, Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, Juke, the young black housekeeper who is as close to Elma as a sister. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, emotionally resonant, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, and magnificent tour de force.
But soon it becomes clear that the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined.
Winter Journey4th Estate #ad - When forensic dentist halina shore arrives in Nowa Kalwaria to take part in a war crimes investigation, she finds herself at the centre of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy. What she does not realise is that she has also embarked on a confronting personal journey. Diane armstrong's bestselling fictional debut A mother's silence, a village with a terrible secret, and an Australian woman who travels to Poland to uncover the truth.
. Inspired by a true incident that took place in Poland in 1941, Diane Armstrong's powerful novel is part mystery, and a moving and confronting story of love, part forensic investigation, loss and sacrifice. A fine fictional debut from a writer who's already made her mark' CANBERRA tIMES 'Profoundly moving, compelling and superbly written' AUStRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY.
Winter Journey #ad - Here is a consummate writer at the top of her form. A deeply moving and inspiring novel' GOOD READING 'A bold adventure of a novel.
The Virgin Cure: A NovelHarper #ad - From #1 international bestselling author ami mckay comes The Virgin Cure, the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post-Civil War New York City. Mckay, whose debut novel the birth house made headlines around the world, returns with a resonant tale inspired by her own great-great-grandmother’s experiences as a pioneer of women’s medicine in nineteenth-century New York.
The Virgin Cure: A Novel #ad - In a powerful novel that recalls the evocative fiction anita Shreve, and Joanne Harris, forward-thinking social warriors, adventure-filled, creating a narrative that readers will find inspiring, Ami McKay brings to light the story of early, poignant, Annie Proulx, and utterly unforgettable.