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Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson Summary: A blend of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester's Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they...

Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick by David Frye   Summary: In Walls historian David Frye tells the epic story of history's greatest manmade barriers, from ancient times to the present. It is a haunting and frequently eye-opening saga--one that reveals a startling link between what we...

Brolliology: A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature by Marion Rankine Summary:  A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella's surprising place in life and literature Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and...

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Bonds will form and enemies will emerge as four refugees fight for survival in this historical fiction book set during WWII. Thrown together as they  flee their war-torn homelands, they think the worst is behind them. Then tragedy strikes. You’ve heard about...

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer Summary: Inspired by author Tori Telfer's Jezebel column “Lady Killers,” this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages. When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind...

'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda QuickSummary: Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only...

Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier by Jeffrey A. LockwoodSummary: In 1876, the U.S. Congress declared the locust “the single greatest impediment to the settlement of the country between Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains.” Throughout the nineteenth...

A Buccaneer at Heart by Stephanie LaurensSummary:  After a decade of captaining diplomatic voyages for Frobisher Shipping, alongside covert missions for the Crown, Captain Robert Frobisher decides that establishing a home—with hearth and wife—should be his next challenge. But an unexpected mission intervenes. Although Robert sees...

Skin Like Silver by Chris NicksonSummary: The third intriguing historical mystery to feature Detective Inspector Tom Harper Leeds, England. October, 1891. An unclaimed parcel at the Central Post Office is discovered to contain the decomposing body of a baby boy. It’s a gruesome case for DI Tom...

The final book in Mary Balogh's Survivors' Club series is here! Read these Regency romances featuring heroes and heroines who sacrificed everything in the Napoleonic Wars.First Novel: The ProposalFeaturing Hugo EmesRequest this itemSecond Novel: The ArrangementFeaturing Vincent HuntRequest this itemThird Novel: The EscapeFeaturing Benedict HarperRequest this itemFourth...

Lady Bridget's Diary by Maya RodaleSummary: In the first novel of Maya Rodale's stunning new series, an American heiress must learn to navigate London society and an infuriatingly irresistible rake . . .Lord Darcy is the quintessential Englishman: wealthy, titled, impossibly proper, and horrified that a...

Heirs and Assigns by Marjorie EcclesSummary: Introducing Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon in a new mystery series, set in the Downton Abbey period.November, 1928. Family and friends have gathered at the Shropshire country home of Penrose Llewellyn to celebrate the retired wealthy businessman’s 60th birthday. But the...

Heirs and Assigns by Marjorie EcclesSummary: Introducing Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon in a new mystery series, set in the Downton Abbey period.November, 1928. Family and friends have gathered at the Shropshire country home of Penrose Llewellyn to celebrate the retired wealthy businessman’s 60th birthday. But the...

The Evening Spider by Emily ArsenaultSummary: A gripping blend of psychological suspense and historical true crime, this riveting novel—inspired by a sensational real-life murder from the 1800s—by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault delivers a heart-stopping mystery linking two young mothers from different centuries.Frances Barnett and Abby...

The Evening Spider by Emily ArsenaultSummary: A gripping blend of psychological suspense and historical true crime, this riveting novel—inspired by a sensational real-life murder from the 1800s—by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault delivers a heart-stopping mystery linking two young mothers from different centuries.Frances Barnett and Abby...

The Scribe by Matthew GuinnSummary: "It's a whodunit with a twist…a heady mix of history, sizzle, punch, and danger. A definite keeper." ―Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot ThreatAfter leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city...

The Scribe by Matthew GuinnSummary: "It's a whodunit with a twist…a heady mix of history, sizzle, punch, and danger. A definite keeper." ―Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot ThreatAfter leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city...

The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our House Became Our Home by Judith FlandersSummary: The 500-year story of how, and why, our homes have come to be what they are, from the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Murder and The Victorian CityThe...

The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our House Became Our Home by Judith FlandersSummary: The 500-year story of how, and why, our homes have come to be what they are, from the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Murder and The Victorian CityThe...

My American Duchess by Eloisa JamesSummary: The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.But after one provocative encounter with the captivating...

My American Duchess by Eloisa JamesSummary: The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.But after one provocative encounter with the captivating...

Check out the Downton Abbey display at the library, full of books that appeal to Downton Abbey fans. If you like Downton Abbey, you might want to try one of these books:Fay WeldonThe Love and Inheritance TrilogyHabits of the House (Book 1)Request this itemSebastian FaulksJeeves and the Wedding...

Check out the Downton Abbey display at the library, full of books that appeal to Downton Abbey fans. If you like Downton Abbey, you might want to try one of these books:Fay WeldonThe Love and Inheritance TrilogyHabits of the House (Book 1)Request this itemSebastian FaulksJeeves and the Wedding...

A Shameful Murder by Cora HarrisonSummary: Introducing the Reverend Mother Aquinas in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.Cork, Ireland. 1923. When, one wet March morning, Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel washed up after a flood ‘like...

A Shameful Murder by Cora HarrisonSummary: Introducing the Reverend Mother Aquinas in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.Cork, Ireland. 1923. When, one wet March morning, Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel washed up after a flood ‘like...

Language Visible: Unraveling the Mystery of the Alphabet from A to Z by David SacksSummary: Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a...

Language Visible: Unraveling the Mystery of the Alphabet from A to Z by David SacksSummary: Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a...

If you like Downton Abbey, you might want to try one of these books:Fay WeldonThe Love and Inheritance TrilogyHabits of the House (Book 1)Request this itemSebastian FaulksJeeves and the Wedding BellsRequest this itemDaisy GoodwinThe American HeiressRequest this itemT. J. BrownSummerset AbbeyRequest this itemIf you want...

My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell AllenSummary: Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining...

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah VowellSummary: To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means-and what it should mean. What she discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoebuckles- and-corn reputation might suggest-a highly literate, deeply...

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah VowellSummary: To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means-and what it should mean. What she discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoebuckles- and-corn reputation might suggest-a highly literate, deeply...

The theme for the Adult Winter Reading this year is Moments in Time, celebrating the 1940s through the 1990s. Here are some picks from the 1950s:On the Waterfront DVDRequest this itemNorth by NorthwestRequest this itemRebel Without A CaseRequest this itemVladimir NabokovLolitaRequest this itemErnest HemingwayThe Old...

The theme for the Adult Winter Reading this year is Moments in Time, celebrating the 1940s through the 1990s. Here are some picks from the 1950s:On the Waterfront DVDRequest this itemNorth by NorthwestRequest this itemRebel Without A CaseRequest this itemVladimir NabokovLolitaRequest this itemErnest HemingwayThe Old...

Spirit of the Valley by Jane ShoupSummary: In Virginia, 1883, some things you can run from. . . some you have to fight.Pauline Ray is on the run, and she won't get far. With thirty-four dollars, two small children to feed, the cold coming in fast,...

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them by Nancy Marie BrownSummary: In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse...

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them by Nancy Marie BrownSummary: In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse...

The theme for the Adult Winter Reading this year is Moments in Time, celebrating the 1940s through the 1990s. Here are some picks from the 1940s:A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty SmithRequest this itemRequest this item in audioDeath of a Salesman by Arthur MillerRequest this...

A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May AlcottSummary: "I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries impetuous Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. Then, one stormy night, a brooding stranger appears in her remote island home, ready to take Rosamond...

Forgotten Tales of Indiana by Keven McQueenSummary: Author Keven McQueen recalls a time when skunk farms, which allegedly produced a cure for rheumatism, were speckled throughout the countryside and a miserable woman tied her husband to a fence post, coated him with salt and intended to...

Goodreads gave participants the chance to vote for their favorite books of the year. The winners are available at https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2015. Here are some winners that Tipton County Public Library owns! Here is the continuation of the Goodreads winners blog from yesterday.Non-Fiction: Modern Romance by Aziz AnsariRequest this itemMemoir and Autobiography: A Work...

Goodreads gave participants the chance to vote for their favorite books of the year. The winners are available at https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2015. Here are some winners that Tipton County Public Library owns! The rest of the Goodreads award winners will be on the blog tomorrow. Fiction: Go Set a Watchman by Harper LeeRequest...

Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson FarjeonSummary: “No observer, ignorant of the situation, would have guessed that death lurked nearby, and that only a little distance from the glitter of silver and glass and the hum of voices, two victims lay silent on a studio floor.” On...

The Reckoning by Rennie AirthSummary: Inspector John Madden—who debuted in River of Darkness—returns in a gripping post–World War II murder mysteryOn a quiet afternoon in 1947, retired bank manager Oswald Gibson is shot in the head while fishing. In Scotland, a respectable family doctor is killed in...

A Thorn Among the Lilies by Michael HiebertSummary: In Michael Hiebert’s haunting and powerful novel, a long-ago tragedy echoes through small-town Alabama as one woman tries to track down a serial killer.Detective Leah Teal is privy to most of the secrets in her hometown of Alvin,...

Superfluous Women by Carola DunnSummary: In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. The three, all unmarried, have recently bought a house together. They are a...

Only a Kiss by Mary BaloghSummary: Since witnessing the death of her husband during the wars, Imogen, Lady Barclay, has secluded herself in the confines of Hardford Hall, their home in Cornwall. The new owner has failed to take up his inheritance, and Imogen desperately hopes...

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa DareSummary: On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage...

The Dead of Winter by Rennie AirthSummary:  On a freezing London night in 1944, Rosa Novak is brutally murdered during a blackout. Scotland Yard suspects the young Polish refugee was the victim of a random act of violence and might have dropped the case if...

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