Results for General Fiction + Mid-Life Onwards + 1940s & '50s

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  • Before We Sleep
    Jeffrey Lent
    Hardcover: 05/02/2017
     
    The sweeping, intergenerational story of a Vermont family, from WWII to the dawning of the '60s - the most ...
  • The Women in the Castle
    Jessica Shattuck
    Hardcover: 03/28/2017
     
    Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold.
  • Beneath the Abbey Wall
    A. D. Scott
    Paperback: 11/13/2012
     
    As a decade of change comes to a close, murder hits close to home in a small Scottish town...

    On a dark, ...
  • Home: A Novel
    Marilynne Robinson
    Paperback: 09/01/2009
     
    Home parallels the story told in Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead. It is a moving and healing book ...
  • The Madonnas of Leningrad
    Debra Dean
    Paperback: 02/20/2007
     
    The ravages of age are taking their toll on Marina, an elderly Russian woman. While she cannot hold on to ...
  • A Slight Trick of The Mind
    Mitch Cullin
    Paperback: 05/09/2006
     
    This subtle and wise work is more than a re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes but a profound meditation on ...
  • Sophie and The Rising Sun
    Augusta Trobaugh
    Paperback: 09/01/2002
     
    A radiant novel that gets the rhythms and cadences of small-town life exactly right. An unforgettable story of...

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