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Sheepeater

by Edith Wairimu

An evocative historical novel, "Sheepeater" sees a family fighting for survival in foreign and unnerving territories. Joseph Dorris’s historical coming-of-age story "Sheepeater" follows a family west toward the Salmon River in Idaho.... Read More

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Infants of the Brush

by Karen Rigby

"Infants of the Brush" is a captivating, emotional story that speaks to the powerful will to survive. A novel about indentured boys who fight to earn five guineas for their freedom, Infants of the Brush: A Chimney Sweep’s Story... Read More

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Topping Out

by Susan Waggoner

Without sugarcoating the harshness of ranchers’ lives, "Topping Out" is a broad-canvas memoir about a way of life valued for the freedom, beauty, and independence it provided. Katherine Wonn Harris’s winning memoir, "Topping Out",... Read More

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Veins of Gold

by Karen Rigby

Fantasy novelist Charlie N. Holmberg fuses melodrama, romance, and magic in "Veins of Gold", a fanciful tale set in nineteenth-century Utah. Anime flourishes and unpredictable marvels pave a young woman’s path toward belief. Gentry... Read More

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A Hangman for Ghosts

by Claire Foster

Set in the roiling, corrupt world of an 1829 prison colony, Andrei Baltakmens’s "A Hangman for Ghosts" is a historical mystery that brings regency-era Australia to life. Gabriel Carver, the hangman of Sydney, is a dark, lonely figure.... Read More

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