A tale inspired by the lives of Borgia siblings Lucrezia and Cesare traces the notorious family's rise in Renaissance Italy, during which war, a terrifying sexual plague and the family's reputation forge an intimate bond between brother and sister.
A recently retired family patriarch clears out his bank account and disappears during the sweltering summer of 1976. His three children converge at their mother's home and track clues to an ancestral village in Ireland.
A tale spanning 150 years and two continents re-imagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Sen. George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women.
A 16th-century Renaissance woman and renowned physician named Gabriella Mondini searches across Europe for her missing father. Without him, she can't treat her Venetian patients, who need her desperately.
Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck has just moved to a new town where he doesn't have any friends. His teachers and the police think of him as a "skinny thug." He finds his way to the library, where he discovers John James Audubon's Birds of America. When he notices that some of the pages are missing, he resolves to track them down.
Resisting the social mores imposed on women in fourth century B.C., Pythias, the daughter of Aristotle, is forced to flee Athens with her family after the death of Alexander the Great and discovers a hostile world of superstition that forces her to test the boundaries of her father's logical methods and her own sharp wits. By the award-winning author of The Golden Mean.
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.
Henry is a young slave living in the mid-19th-century Kansas Territory whose life takes a major turn when he meets the legendary abolitionist John Brown — who mistakes Henry for a girl. Henry continues to hide his true identity for his own safety as he travels with Brown's militia, through the historic 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry.
Re-imagining the life of Jesus, this novel presents the story of Yehoshuah, who wandered Roman-occupied Judea giving sermons and healing the sick. Now, a year after his death, the four people closest to him tell their stories. His mother grieves, his friend Iehuda loses his faith, the High Priest of the Temple tries to keep the peace, and a rebel named Bar-Avo strives to bring that peace tumbling down.
In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment, and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children, whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. Their lives tell the story of a mother's monumental courage and the journey of a nation.
Exiled to an equestrian boarding school in the South at the height of the Great Depression for her mysterious role in a family tragedy, strong-willed teen Thea Atwell grapples with painful memories while acclimating to the school's strict environment.