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  • Ariadne Jacket
    Ariadne
    by Jennifer Saint

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 05/04/2021
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    320 pages

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    About this Book
    Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne forges a new epic, outside the traditional narratives of heroism and glory that leave no room for women: A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.

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  • The Girl in His Shadow Jacket
    The Girl in His Shadow:
    A Novel
    by Audrey Blake

    Sourcebooks Landmark
    Publishes: 05/04/2021
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    384 pages

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    About this Book
    "A suspenseful story of a courageous young woman determined to become a surgeon in repressive Victorian England. Fluidly written, impeccably researched, The Girl in His Shadow is a memorable literary gift to be read, reread, and treasured." - Gloria Goldreich, author of The Paris Children

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  • The Book of Lost Names Jacket
    The Book of Lost Names
    by Kristin Harmel

    Gallery Books
    Publishes: 05/25/2021
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    416 pages

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    About this Book
    Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the "epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale" (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author) The Winemaker's Wife.

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  • Morningside Heights Jacket
    Morningside Heights:
    A Novel
    by Joshua Henkin

    Pantheon Books
    Publishes: 06/15/2021
    Genre: Novels
    304 pages

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  • The Temple House Vanishing Jacket
    The Temple House Vanishing
    by Rachel Donohue

    Algonquin Books
    Publishes: 07/06/2021
    Genre: Novels
    304 pages

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    About this Book
    "Rachel Donohue is an enchanting writer. Her words seem, at first, innocent and straightforward, but then it becomes apparent that they are doing mischievous things. As Mr. Lavalle, a central character in her impressive debut The Temple House Vanishing, points out: 'It's important to remember that here, nothing is ever as it seems.'" - The Sunday Business Post (Ireland)

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