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Beginning with Cannonballs

by Suzanne Kamata

"Beginning with Cannonballs" is an encouraging novel about a friendship that endures despite time and challenges. Jill McCroskey Coupe’s historical novel "Beginning with Cannonballs" tracks the ups and downs of an interracial... Read More

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Father Divine's Bikes

by Mari Carlson

Father Divine’s Bikes is a haunting historical novel about a city’s coming of age. Steve Bassett’s novel, Father Divine’s Bikes, exposes postwar Newark’s underbelly. Following two related murders, circulation wars between major... Read More

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The Ultra Betrayal

by John M. Murray

"The Ultra Betrayal" is a masterful historical spy thriller where morality pushes people to their breaking points. In Glenn Dyer’s espionage-drenched novel "The Ultra Betrayal", a missing Allied cryptographer puts the fate of the war... Read More

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Soldiers of Freedom

by Eileen Gonzalez

The World War II novel "Soldiers of Freedom" is filled with fascinating historical information and lesser-known heroes from the war. In the waning days of World War II, three freedom fighters remain devoted to the cause in Samuel... Read More

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Freedom Dues

by Aimee Jodoin

Enlivened by captivating historical details, "Freedom Dues" is a riveting coming-of-age love story. Steeped in thorough research, Indra Zuno’s historical novel "Freedom Dues" concentrates on indentured servants in eighteenth-century... Read More

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The Talking Drum

by Eileen Gonzalez

Lisa Braxton’s historical novel "The Talking Drum" captures a vibrant immigrant community in its death throes. Petite Africa is in trouble. The city of Bellport plans to demolish this rundown, immigrant-majority neighborhood and build... Read More

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Ship of Fates

by Meg Nola

Caitlin Chung’s wondrous "Ship of Fates" begins with the ancient legend of Wong Zhi Mei, a Chinese bride promised by her family to a foreign suitor. But teenage Mei yearns for true love, and she steals the suitor’s proffered gold and... Read More

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