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The Songs We Hide

by Amy O'Loughlin

Enriching and evocative, Connie Hampton Connally’s historical "The Songs We Hide" is about the redemptive potency of beauty, love, and music in post-World War II Hungary. It’s 1951, and Stalinist repression rules society. Fear is... Read More

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The Blues Walked In

by Aimee Jodoin

Spanning ten years, this inspiring biographical novel illuminates the personal life of jazz singer and civil rights activist Lena Horne. Lena Horne was a woman to be reckoned with. She lived a long, eventful life, but this novelization... Read More

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Riley and the Great War

by John M. Murray

Captivating and engaging, James Anderson O’Neal’s "Riley and the Great War" is a blend of historical fiction and nonstop adventure. The novel follows two teens on a lifelong journey that weaves through history. Riley and Cornelius... Read More

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The Hidden Side

by Meg Nola

The historical intrigue of Revolutionary War New York parallels the all-too-familiar modern nightmare of a high school shooting in Heidi Chiavaroli’s compelling "The Hidden Side", a novel about tragedy, faith, and personal courage. The... Read More

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My Mother's Son

by Meg Nola

This colorful and complex portrait of a 1950s Jewish family is warm and nostalgic, yet grounded by deep history. David Hirshberg’s My Mother’s Son centers on a vibrant postwar Boston neighborhood that is a veritable melting pot. Its... Read More

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Runaway Ray

by Joseph S. Pete

The storytelling shows real flair, conjuring up the personal history of a man who shrouded his truths from those closest to him. Lorena Weaver’s multigenerational saga "Runaway Ray" is a full-bodied novel that draws upon a captivating... Read More

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