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Michelangelo the Florentine
by Alexander, Sidney

About Michelangelo as one would expect.
Call Number:
PS3501 .L4 M5 1965

Culture:
Italy

Period:
16th Century




Daughter of Fortune
by Allende, Isabel

California goldfields. 1846-1850
Call Number:
PQ8098.1 .L54 Z66
Publication Date:
1999

Culture:
Chile ; United States

Period:
19th Century




Portrait in Sepia
by Allende, Isabel

Family saga set during Chilean revolution. 1824-1920
Call Number:
PQ8098.1 .L54 R4813 2001
Publication Date:
2001

Culture:
Chile

Period:
19th and 20th Centuries




Zorro
by Allende, Isabel

Adventures in colonial California
Call Number:
PQ8091.1 .L54 Z4613
Publication Date:
2005

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




In the Time of the Butterflies
by Alvarez, Julia

Women revolutionaries; martyrs. 1930-1960
Call Number:
PS3551 .L845 I5

Culture:
Dominican Republic

Period:
20th Century




Chains
by Anderson, Laurie Halse

Slavery. New York City. Revolutionary War. 1770s
Call Number:
PZ7.A54385 CH 2008

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Bridge on the Drina
by Andric, Ivo

Lives of Muslims, Christians, and Jews near a bridge in Bosnia
Call Number:
PG1596 .A5 B7

Culture:
Bosnia

Period:
16th Century




Clan of the Cave Bear, The
by Auel, Jean M.

30,000 years ago
Call Number:
PS3551 .U36 C57

Culture:
Europe

Period:
Ice Age




Plains of Passage
by Auel, Jean M.

30,000 years ago
Call Number:
PS3551 .U36 P57 1990

Culture:
Europe

Period:
Ice Age




Shelters of Stone, The
by Auel, Jean M.

SW France 30,000 years ago
Call Number:
PS3551 .U36 S54 2002

Culture:
Europe

Period:
Ice Age




Valley of the Horses
by Auel, Jean M.

30,000 years ago
Call Number:
PS3551 .U36 V3 2001

Culture:
Europe

Period:
Ice Age




Pride and Prejudice
by Austen, Jane

Regency Period
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION AUS

Culture:
England

Period:
19th Century




Crispin: the Cross of Lead
by Avi

Edward III. 1327-1377
Call Number:
PZ7.A953 Cr

Culture:
England

Period:
14th Century




Sot-Weed Factor
by Barth, John

Humorous literary novel about a seventeenth century Englishman in America.
Call Number:
PS3552 .A75 S6 1967

Culture:
Englishman in America

Period:
17th Century




Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The
by Bassani, Giorgio

Italian Jewish family
Call Number:
PQ4807 .A76G3

Culture:
Italy

Period:
1930s




Drums
by Boyd, James

American Revolution
Call Number:
PS3503 .O93 D7

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Mists of Avalon, The
by Bradley, Marion Zimmer

Arthurian legend
Call Number:
PS3552 .R228 M5

Culture:
England

Period:
5th - Early 6th Century




Caddie Woodlawn
by Brink, Carol Ryrie

Frontier life in Wisconsin. 1864
Call Number:
PZ7 .B78 Cad

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Wuthering Heights
by Bronte, Emily

Gothic novel. 1757-1803
Call Number:
PR4172 .W7

Culture:
England

Period:
18th and 19th Centuries




Good Earth, The
by Buck, Pearl S.

Rural life before the revolution. 1920s
Call Number:
PS3503 .U198 G6

Culture:
China

Period:
19th and 20th Centuries




Nothing Like the Sun
by Burgess, Anthony

Shakespeare's love life
Call Number:
PR6052 .U638 N6 1964

Culture:
England

Period:
16th Century




Death Comes for the Archbishop
by Cather, Willa

American Southwest, Santa Fe
Call Number:
PS3505 .A87A6

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




My Antonia
by Cather, Willa

Immigrant families in Nebraska. Early 1900s
Call Number:
PS3505.A87

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




O Pioneers!
by Cather, Willa

Swedish immigrants in Nebraska. Early 1900s
Call Number:
PS3505 .A87 O6

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Sapphira and the Slave Girl
by Cather, Willa

Virginia; slavery, jealousy
Call Number:
PS3505.A87 A6 1990

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




Shadows on the Rock
by Cather, Willa

Colonial Quebec
Call Number:
PS3505.A87 A6 1990

Culture:
Canada

Period:
17th Century




Deerslayer, The
by Cooper, James Fenimore

American frontier
Call Number:
PS1406 .A1

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Last of the Mohicans, The
by Cooper, James Fenimore

French and Indian Wars. 1757
Call Number:
PS1408 .A1 Literacy Library

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Pathfinder, The
by Cooper, James Fenimore

French and Indian Wars. 1750s-1760s
Call Number:
PS1410 .A2 R8 EB

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Pioneers, The
by Cooper, James Fenimore

New York State
Call Number:
PS1414 .A1

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Red Rover, The
by Cooper, James Fenimore

Naval adventure. 1820s
Call Number:
PS1417 .R3

Culture:
England and France

Period:
19th Century




Spy, The
by Cooper, James Fenimore

Revolutionary War. 1770s
Call Number:
PS1417 .S7

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Bloody Ground
by Cornwell, Bernard

Battle of Antietam. 1862
Call Number:
PR6053 .O75 B56

Culture:
Maryland

Period:
19th Century




High Towers
by Costain, Thomas

French in Canada
Call Number:
PS3505 .O818 H5

Culture:
Canada

Period:
17th Century




Red Badge of Courage, The
by Crane, Stephen

U.S. Civil War. 1863
Call Number:
PS1449 .C85 R3 Literacy Library

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Incas
by Daniel, A. B.

Conquest Conquest of Peru. 1522-1548
Call Number:
PQ2704 .A55 I5313

Culture:
South America

Period:
16th Century




Red Tent, The
by Diamant, Anita

9780312195519Anita DiamantThe Red TentHer name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's society. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3554 .I227 R43

Culture:
Middle East

Period:
Biblical times




Tale of Two Cities, A
by Dickens, Charles

French Revolution. 1789-1799
Call Number:
PR4571.A2 G65

Culture:
France

Period:
18th Century




March, The
by Doctorow, E. L.

Sherman's March during the Civil War. 1864
Call Number:
PS3445 .O3 M37 2005

Culture:
Georgia

Period:
19th Century




Morning Girl
by Dorris, Michael

Arawak Indians before and after Columbus. 1490s-1500
Call Number:
PZ7 .D7287 Mo 1992

Culture:
Caribbean Islands

Period:
15th-early16th Centuries




Robe, The
by Douglas, Lloyd

Biblical saga. 33-100
Call Number:
PS3507 .O7573 R6

Culture:
Rome

Period:
1st Century A.D.




King's General
by du Maurier, Daphne

Set in the period between the First and Second English Civil Wars.
Call Number:
PR6007 .U47 K54

Culture:
England

Period:
17th Century




Rebecca
by du Maurier, Daphne

Suspense. 1930s
Call Number:
PR6007 .U47 R4

Culture:
England

Period:
20th Century




Count of Monte Cristo
by Dumas, Alexander

France, Italy, Mediterranean. 1825-1838
Call Number:
PQ2226 .A6 E6

Culture:
International

Period:
19th Century




Three Musketeers, The
by Dumas, Alexander

Louis XIII.1626
Call Number:
PQ2228 .A6

Culture:
France

Period:
17th Century




Culture:
Holland

Period:
17th Century




Twenty Years After
by Dumas, Alexandre

French soldiers in 17th century France
Call Number:
PS2229 .V6 E5

Culture:
France

Period:
17th Century




Name of the Rose, The
by Eco, Umberto

Murder in a monastery
Call Number:
PQ4865 .C6 N613 1983

Culture:
Italy

Period:
14th Century




Castle Rackrent
by Edgeworth, Maria

Family drama
Call Number:
PR4644 .C3 1910a

Culture:
Ireland

Period:
18th Century




Drums Along the Mohawk
by Edmunds, Walter D.

Revolution's impact on civilians
Call Number:
PS3509 .D564 D7

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Romola
by Eliot, George

Florence, love, etc.
Call Number:
PR4652 .A1

Culture:
Italy

Period:
15th Century




Game of Silence, The
by Erdrich, Louise

Sequel to The Birchbark House. Ojibwe encounters with white culture.Lake Superior region. 1849
Call Number:
PZ7.E72554 GAM

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, The
by Erdrich, Louise

Priest on Ojibwe reservation and his secret, 1910-1996
Call Number:
PS3555 .R42 L37 2001

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Master Butchers Singing Club, The
by Erdrich, Louise

German American in post W.W.II U.S. 1940s
Call Number:
PS3555 .R42 M37 2003

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Half-blood blues : a novel
by Esi Edugyan

World War II; Europe & America
Call Number:
PR9199.4.E35 H35 2012
Publication Date:
2012

Culture:
European / American

Period:
20th Century




Like Water for Chocolate
by Esquivel, Laura

Magical realism
Call Number:
PQ7298.15.S638 C6613

Culture:
Mexico

Period:
20th Century




Salammbo
by Flaubert, Gustav

9781420944280Gustave FlaubertSalammboGustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist and short story writer, was considered to be a master of style, obsessively devoted to finding the right word (-le mot juste-), in every piece of literature he produced. As a child he expressed great imagination and took in all the stories he could from his nurse and neighbors, and in doing so, he prepared himself for a life consumed by literature and history. In addition to his -Madame Bovary-, his first published novel and the one considered to be his masterpiece, Flaubert is remembered for his great historical romance, -Salammbo-. This novel draws largely from Book I of Polybius' -Histories-, and combines the history of the First Punic War and the mythology of ancient Carthage in a fashion that has never been equaled. Flaubert sealed his reputation with the publication of this sophisticated novel in 1862, as audiences were entranced with its lush and brilliantly detailed descriptions of a little-known, but fascinating, period of history. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PQ2246 .S3

Culture:
Carthage

Period:
3rd century




Bull Run
by Fleischman, Paul

Civil War; Battle of Bull Run. Manassas, Virginia. July 21, 1861
Call Number:
PZ7.F59919 BU

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Pillars of the Earth, The
by Follett, Ken

Cathedral construction
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION FOL

Culture:
England

Period:
12th Century




World Without End
by Follett, Ken

Black Death
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION FOL

Culture:
England

Period:
14th Century




Johnny Tremaine
by Forbes, Esther

American Revolution. 1770s
Call Number:
PZ7 .F749 Jo

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Fifth Queen
by Ford, Ford Madox

Catherine Howard, 5th queen of Henry VIII
Call Number:
PR6011 .O53 F5

Culture:
England

Period:
16th Century




African Queen, The
by Forester, C. S.

Central Africa during W.W. I, 1914-1918
Call Number:
PR6011 .O56 A35

Culture:
Africa

Period:
20th Century




Gun, The
by Forester, C. S.

Napoleonic Wars
Call Number:
PR6011.O56 G8

Culture:
Spain

Period:
19th Century




Lord Hornblower
by Forester, C. S.

Napoleonic Wars
Call Number:
PR6011.O56 L6

Culture:
England

Period:
19th Century




Captain from Connecticut, The
by Forester, C.S.

War of 1812
Call Number:
PR6011.O56 C3

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Slave Dancer, The
by Fox, Paula

Slave trade, New Orleans to Africa. 1840
Call Number:
PZ7.F838 SL

Culture:
African-bound slaver ship

Period:
19th Century




Cold Mountain
by Frazier, Charles

U.S. Civil War. 1860s
Call Number:
PS3556 .R3599 C6

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Old Gringo
by Fuentes, Carlos

Ambrose Bierce, Mexican Revolution (book lost-2009)
Call Number:
PQ7297 .F793 G713

Culture:
Mexico

Period:
20th Century




Breath of Snow and Ashes, The
by Gabaldon, Diana

Time Travel. North Carolina, American Revolution
Call Number:
PS3557.A22 B74 2005

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Lord John and the Hand of the Devils
by Gabaldon, Diana

London; Seven Years' War
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION GAB

Culture:
England

Period:
18th Century




Lord John and the Private Matter
by Gabaldon, Diana

London; Seven Years' War
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION GAB

Culture:
England

Period:
18th Century




Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
by Gaines, Ernest

Life of black woman from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement
Call Number:
PS3557 .A355 A8

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th-20th Centuries




Lesson Before Dying
by Gaines, Ernest

Cajun community in Louisana
Call Number:
PS3557 .A355 L47

Culture:
United States

Period:
1940s




Memoirs of Cleopatra, The
by George, Margaret

9780312154301Margaret GeorgeThe Memoirs of Cleopatra: A NovelBestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this luch, sweeping, and richly detailed saga. Told in Cleopatra's own voice, this is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayl, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen seeks out the most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, and does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death rather than be paraded in triumph through the streets of Rome. Most of all, in its richness and authenticity, it is an irresistible story that reveals why Margaret George's work has been widely acclaimed. - Description from Syndetics
Call Number:
PS3557 .E49 M4

Culture:
Egypt

Period:
Ancient




Memoirs of a Geisha
by Golden, Arthur

Kyoto 1930s-post W.W.II
Call Number:
PS3557.O35926 M45

Culture:
Japan

Period:
20th Century




Spire, The
by Golding, William

Building a cathedral
Call Number:
PR6013 .O35 S6

Culture:
England

Period:
5th - 16th Centuries




I, Claudius
by Graves, Robert

Emperor Claudius and politics
Call Number:
PR6013 .R35 I24

Culture:
Rome

Period:
Ancient




Snow Falling on Cedars
by Guterson, David

Pacific Northwest / Japanese Internment/mystery. 1940s
Call Number:
PS3557.U846 S65

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Big Sky, The
by Guthrie, A. B., Jr.

American West
Call Number:
PS3513.U855 B52 C3

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Roots
by Haley, Alex

Family saga from slavery to civil rights
Call Number:
E185.97 .H24 A33

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th-20th Centuries




Scarlet Letter, The
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Puritans; Massachusetts Colony
Call Number:
PE1127.L6 H3822 Literacy Library

Culture:
United States

Period:
17th Century




Farewell to Arms, A
by Hemingway, Ernest

W.W.I. 1914-1918
Call Number:
PS3515.E37 F3

Culture:
Italy

Period:
20th Century




For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Hemingway, Ernest

Spanish Civil War. 1930s
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION HEM

Culture:
Spain

Period:
20th Century




Java Head
by Hergesheimer, Joseph

Sailor returns to Salem, Mass. In 1840 with Chinese bride. Oh Boy.
Call Number:
PS3515 .E628 J3

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




Out of the Dust
by Hesse, Karen

Oklahoma; Dust Bowl; Depression era. 1930s
Call Number:
PZ7.H4364 OU

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Simple Habana Melody
by Hijuelos, Oscar

Jewish musician returns to Cuba after Holocaust. 1947
Call Number:
PS3558 .I376 S56 2002

Culture:
Cuba

Period:
20th Century




Culture:
England

Period:
19th Century




Thousand Spendid Suns, A
by Hosseini, Khaled

Family saga. Kabul.
Call Number:
PS3608.O832 T56

Culture:
Afghanistan

Period:
20th Century




Hunchback of Notre Dame
by Hugo, Victor

Quasimodo rescues Esmerela, 1482.
Call Number:
PQ2288 .A68

Culture:
France

Period:
15th Century




Moses, Man of the Mountain
by Hurston, Zora Neale

Allegory about black America
Call Number:
PS3515 .U789 M6 1991

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Remains of the Day
by Ishiguro, Kazuo

English buter and social order
Call Number:
PR6059 .S5R46 1990
Publication Date:
1989

Culture:
England

Period:
1950s




Aztec
by Jennings, Gary

Just before and after the Spanish conquest. 1515-1521
Call Number:
PS3560 .E518 A9916

Culture:
Mexico

Period:
16th Century




Known World, The
by Jones, Edward

African American Plantation/Slave Owners. Manchester County, Virginia. 1830-1850
Call Number:
PS3560 .O4813 K58

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Three day road : a novel
by Joseph Boyden

World War I; Native American (Canada)
Call Number:
PR9199.4.B69 T48 2006
Publication Date:
2006

Culture:
Native American (Canada); Europe

Period:
20th Century




Unfinished Season, An
by Just, Ward

Boy coming-of-age story set in Chicago in the 1950s
Call Number:
PS3560.U75 U54 2004

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Andersonville
by Kantor, MacKinlay

Prison at Sumter County, Virginia. U.S. Civil War. 1864-5
Call Number:
PS3521.A47 A5

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Ironweed
by Kennedy, William

1938 Albany, NY
Call Number:
PS3561 .E428 .I7 1983

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Ru
by Kim Thuy

Vietnamese refugee in Canada.
Call Number:
PQ3979.3 .T489 R8 2012
Publication Date:
2009

Culture:
Vietnam / Canada / America

Period:
20th Century




Green Glass Sea, The
by Klages, Ellen

Girls at Los Alamos during W.W.II. 1940s
Call Number:
PZ7.K6768 GR

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Worth
by LaFaye, A.

Boy's experience on Orphan Train and life in Nebraska
Call Number:
PZ7.L1413 WO 2004

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th-20th Century




To Kill a Mockingbird
by Lee, Harper

United States, South. 1930s
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION LEE

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Art of Keeping Cool, The
by Lisle, Janet Taylor

W.W.II; Rhode Island. 1940s
Call Number:
PZ7.L6912 AR 2000

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Coffee Trader, The
by Liss, David

Jews in the Netherlands, 1648-1714
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION LIS

Culture:
Holland

Period:
17th and 18th Centuries




Feast of the Goat, The
by Llosa, Mario Vargas

Regime of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. 1961-6
Call Number:
PQ8498.32 .A65 F5413 2001

Culture:
Dominican Republic

Period:
20th Century




King's Pleasure
by Lofts, Norah

Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of Henry VIII
Call Number:
PR6023 .O35 K5

Culture:
England

Period:
16th Century




Number the Stars
by Lowry, Lois

Rescue of the Jews. W.W.II. 1940s
Call Number:
PZ7.L9673 NU

Culture:
Denmark

Period:
20th Century




Ancient Evenings
by Mailer, Norman

Pharoahs
Call Number:
PS3525 .A4152 A79

Culture:
Egypt

Period:
Ancient




Fixer, The
by Malamud, Bernard

Late Tsarist Russia; Jewish experiences
Call Number:
PS3563 .A4 F5

Culture:
Russia

Period:
19th-20th Century




Henry, King of France
by Mann, Heinrich

Henry IV of France
Call Number:
PT2625 .A43 V613

Culture:
France

Period:
16th Century




Joseph and His Brothers
by Mann, Thomas

Joseph….etc.
Call Number:
PT2625 .A44 J62

Culture:
Middle East, Egypt-Holy Land

Period:
Biblical times




Santa Evita
by Martinez, Tomas Eloy

Eva Peron, post Peron-ist period
Call Number:
PQ7798.23 .A692 S35

Culture:
Argentina

Period:
20th century




Shadow Country
by Matthiessen, Peter

Watson, Edgar (1855-1910)
Call Number:
PS3563 .A8584 S53

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th-20th Century




Folded Leaf, the
by Maxwell, William

1920s Illinois
Call Number:
PS3525 .A9464 F6

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




So Long, See You Tomorrow
by Maxwell, William

Murder in 1920s Illinois
Call Number:
PS3525 .A9464 .A6

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Thorn Birds, The
by McCullough, Colleen

Ill-fated love. 1920s-1930s
Call Number:
PR9619.3 .M25 T48

Culture:
Australia

Period:
20th Century




Sarah, Plain and Tall
by McLachlan, Patricia

Mail order bride. Kansas prairie and coast of Maine. Late 1800s
Call Number:
PZ7 .M2225 Sar

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Lonesome Dove
by McMurtry, Larry

Life of two cowboys in the American West
Call Number:
PS3563 .A319 L6 1985

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Alaska
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga. 1724-1980s
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 A79

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th-20th Centuries




Bridges at Toko-Ri, The
by Michener, James A

Korean War. 1950-53
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 B7

Culture:
Korea

Period:
20th Century




Caribbean
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga. 1410-1950
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 C38

Culture:
Caribbean

Period:
15th-20th Centuries




Centennial
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga of Colorado. Prehistory-1976
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 C4

Culture:
United States

Period:
Ancient - 20th Century




Chesapeake
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga of Maryland. 1583-1978
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 C5

Culture:
United States

Period:
16th-20th Centuries




Hawaii
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga of Hawaii. Prehistory-1950s
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 H3

Culture:
United States

Period:
Ancient - 20th Century




Journey
by Michener, James A

Klondike Gold Rush. 1890s
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 J68

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Mexico
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga of Mexico
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 M48

Culture:
Mexico

Period:
6th-20th Centuries




Poland
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga of Poland
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 P6

Culture:
Poland

Period:
13th-20th Centuries




Sayonara
by Michener, James A

Japan, Post War-1950s
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 S3

Culture:
Japan

Period:
1950s




Source, The
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga of the Middle East
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 S6

Culture:
Middle East, Israel

Period:
Ancient - 1970s




Tales of the South Pacific
by Michener, James A

W.W.II. 1942-1945
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 T3

Culture:
Islands in Pacific Ocean

Period:
20th Century




Texas
by Michener, James A

Sweeping saga ofTexas
Call Number:
PS3525 .I19 T48

Culture:
United States

Period:
16th-20th Centuries




Gone With the Wind
by Mitchell, Margaret

Civil War. Atlanta, Georgia. 1860s
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION MIT

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Beloved
by Morrison, Toni

Ghost of murdered child and former slave. Years after Civil War. 1865+
Call Number:
PS3563 .O8749 B4

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Jazz
by Morrison, Toni

1920s Harlem
Call Number:
PS3563 .O8749 J38 1993

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Love
by Morrison, Toni

1940s-50s
Call Number:
PS3563 .O8749 L68

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Mercy
by Morrison, Toni

About a young woman sold into slavery in a farming household in 1680 Maryland, when slavery was not yet entrenched in America or specific to a particular race.
Call Number:
Leisure Reading
Publication Date:
2008

Culture:
American Slavery

Period:
17th Century




Mutiny on the Bounty
by Nordhoff, Charles and James Norman Hall

High seas mutiny
Call Number:
PS3527 .O437M8

Culture:
England

Period:
19th century




Master and Commander
by O'Brian, Patrick

British Royal Navy. Napoleonic Wars. 1800-1815
Call Number:
PR6029 .B55 M37

Culture:
On a ship at sea

Period:
19th Century




Island of the Blue Dolphins
by O'Dell, Scott

Juana Marie - "The Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island." 1840s-1850s
Call Number:
PZ7 .O237 lS

Culture:
Channel Islands

Period:
19th Century




Streams to the River, River to the Sea
by O'Dell, Scott

Sacajawea c.1788-1812. Lewis & Clark Expedition. 1804-1806
Call Number:
PZ7 .O237 St 1986

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Scarlet Pimpernel, The
by Orczy, Baroness Emmuska

French Revolution, 1789-1799
Call Number:
PR6029 .R25 S33

Culture:
France

Period:
18th Century




When the Emperor Was Divine
by Otuska, Julie

Japanese Internment. W.W.II. 1940-1945
Call Number:
PS3615 .T88 W48 2002

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Single Shard, A
by Park, Linda Sue

Koryo Period. 935-1392
Call Number:
PZ7 .P22115 Si 2007

Culture:
Korea

Period:
10th-14th Centuries




Doctor Zhivago
by Pasternak, Boris

Tragic love affair. Russian Revolution, 1917. Russian Civil War, 1918-1920
Call Number:
PG3476 .P27 D63

Culture:
Russia

Period:
20th Century




Jip, His Story
by Paterson, Katherine

Fugitive Slaves. Vermont. 1855-early 1900s.
Call Number:
PZ7 .P273 Ji 2005

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century-early 20th Centuries




Dante Club, The
by Pearl, Matthew

Mystery. Boston, 1865.
Call Number:
PS3616 .E25 D36

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Trouble Don't Last
by Pearsall, Shelley

Fugitive Slaves. Underground railroad. Kentucky to Canada. 1859
Call Number:
PZ7.P3166 TR

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




River Between Us, The
by Peck, Richard

Racially mixed couples; Civil War- W.W.I. New Orleans, Illinois. 1861-1916
Call Number:
PZ7.P338 RI 2003

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th-20th Centuries




Ship of Fools
by Porter, Katherine Anne

Pre-war prejudices and politics of passengers on ocean voyage
Call Number:
PS3531 .O752S5

Period:
20th century




Chosen, The
by Potok, Chiam

Brooklyn, Jewish Community. 1940s
Call Number:
PS3566 .O757 C47

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Cloister and the Hearth, The
by Reade, Charles

Romance and adventure and politics
Call Number:
PR5214 .C6

Culture:
Europe

Period:
15th Century




Shades of Gray
by Reeder, Carolyn

Boy living in post-Civil War Virginia. 1860s
Call Number:
PZ7 .R25416 Sh

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




All Quiet on the Western Front
by Remarque, Erich Maria

W.W.I. 1914-1918
Call Number:
PT2635 .E68 A56

Culture:
Germany

Period:
20th Century




Bull from the Sea, The
by Renault, Mary

Theseus in love with Hippolyta
Call Number:
PR6035 .E55B7

Culture:
Ancient Greece

Period:
Ancient




King Must Die, The
by Renault, Mary

Theseus in Crete
Call Number:
PR6035 .E55 K5

Culture:
Ancient Greece

Period:
Ancient




Voodoo Dreams
by Rhodes, Jewell Parker

Marie Laveau. New Orleans. 1801-1881
Call Number:
PS3568 .H63 V6

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Wide Sargasso Sea, The
by Rhys, Jean

Life of Creole woman; racial tension and violence
Call Number:
PR6035 .H96 W5

Culture:
Caribbean

Period:
19th century




Fields, The
by Richter, Conrad

Transition of Ohio frontier
Call Number:
PS3535 .I429A9

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




Sea of Grass
by Richter, Conrad

American West, ranchers vs. farmers
Call Number:
PS3535 .I429S4

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




Town, The
by Richter, Conrad

Transition of Ohio frontier
Call Number:
PS3535 .I429 A9

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




Trees, The
by Richter, Conrad

Transition of Ohio frontier
Call Number:
PS3535 .I429 A9

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




Arundel
by Roberts, Kenneth

Arnold's march on Quebec in 1775
Call Number:
PS3535 .O176 A1

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Northwest Passage
by Roberts, Kenneth

Rogers exploits
Call Number:
PS3535 .O176 N6 (Microform)

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Rabble in Arms
by Roberts, Kenneth

Battles of 1776 and 1777
Call Number:
PS3535 .O176 R8

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th Century




Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
by Robinet, Harriette

Reconstruction Era. South Carolina. 1865-1898
Call Number:
PZ7 .R553 FO

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Gilead
by Robinson, Marilynne

Story of a 77-year old preacher in Iowa in 1956
Call Number:
PS3568 .O3125 G55

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Giants in the Earth
by Rolvaag, O.E.,

Frontier life in late 1800s Dakotas
Call Number:
PT9150 .R55G5

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




Plot Against America, The
by Roth, Philip

Alternative history: What if Charles Lindbergh had been elected president
Call Number:
PS3568 .O855 P58

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Culture:
France

Period:
18th Century




Under the Blood-Red Sun
by Salisbury, Graham

Japanese Americans, Pearl Harbor, W.W. II. 1940s
Call Number:
PZ7 .S15225 UN 2001

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Bride of Lammermoor
by Scott, Walter, Sir

Love story.
Call Number:
PR5317 .B7

Culture:
Scotland

Period:
18th Century




Heart of Midlothian, The
by Scott, Walter, Sir

The Heart of Midlothian is the seventh of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels, and by many considered the finest. The title of the book refers to the Old Tolbooth Prison in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the time in the heart of the Scottish county of Midlothian. The historical backdrop was the event known as the Porteous Riots.
Call Number:
PR5317 .H4

Culture:
England

Period:
18th Century




Ivanhoe
by Scott, Walter, Sir

Richard I. 1189-1199
Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION SCO

Culture:
England

Period:
12th Century




Kenilworth
by Scott, Walter, Sir

1575; marriage of Lord Dudley and mysterious death of his bride
Call Number:
PR5313 .Q8

Culture:
England

Period:
16th Century




Legend of Montrose
by Scott, Walter, Sir

Romance during the Covenanter uprising
Call Number:
PR5317 .L4 2001 EB

Culture:
Scotland

Period:
1639-1640




Old Mortality
by Scott, Walter, Sir

Set against the covenanter uprising in Scotland
Call Number:
PR5320 .Q4 1958

Culture:
Scotland

Period:
1639-1640




Quentin Durward
by Scott, Walter, Sir

Young Scot in court of the French king Louis XI, 1423-1483
Call Number:
PR5313 .Q8

Culture:
France

Period:
15th Century




Waverly
by Scott, Walter, Sir

1745, Stuart uprising and defeat
Call Number:
PR5322 .W4 2001 EB

Culture:
England; Scotland

Period:
18th century




Woodstock
by Scott, Walter, Sir

English Civil War
Call Number:
PR5322 .W6

Culture:
England

Period:
17th Century




Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
by See, Lisa

Secluded women invent secret code
Call Number:
PS3569 .E334 S66 2005

Culture:
China

Period:
19th Century




Green Darkness
by Seton, Anya

Time travel to Tudor England
Call Number:
PS3537 .E9 G7 1973

Culture:
England

Period:
16th Century




Katherine
by Seton, Anya

Katherine Swynford. 1350-1403
Call Number:
PS3537 .E9 K3

Culture:
England

Period:
14th Century




Winthrop Woman
by Seton, Anya

Women in colonial Massachusetts
Call Number:
PS3537 .E9 W5

Culture:
United States

Period:
17th Century




Prince of Foxes
by Shellabarger, Samuel

About a captain in service to the Borgias during the Renaissance
Call Number:
PS3537 .H49 P7

Culture:
Italy

Period:
16th Century




Culture:
Rome

Period:
Ancient




Slave
by Singer, Isaac Bashevis

Polish Jew is forced into slavery, gains freedom and falls in love with a Christian
Call Number:
PJ5129 .S49 S5

Culture:
Poland

Period:
17th Century




Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A
by Smith, Betty

Coming of age story. Brooklyn, New York. 1912-1920s
Call Number:
PS3537 .M2895 .T7

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




August 1914
by Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

Battle of Tannenberg, Poland. W.W.I. 1914
Call Number:
PG3488 .O4 A7

Culture:
Poland

Period:
20th Century




Volcano Lover, The
by Sontag, Susan

Story of Lord Nelson, Emma, and William Hamilton
Call Number:
PS3569 .O6547 V6

Culture:
Italy

Period:
18th Century




Witch of Blackbird Pond, The
by Speare, Elizabeth George

Connecticut Colony, Witch Trial. 1687
Call Number:
PZ7.S7376 WI2

Culture:
United States

Period:
17th Century




East of Eden
by Steinbeck, John

California. 1865-1918
Call Number:
PS3537 .T3234 E3

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th and 20th Centuries




Grapes of Wrath, The
by Steinbeck, John

Depression and Dust Bowl. Oklahoma and California. 1930s
Call Number:
PS3537 .T3234 G8

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Kidnapped
by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Kidnapping, adventures
Call Number:
PR5484 .K5 2009 EB

Culture:
Scotland

Period:
18th Century




Agony and the Ecstasy, The
by Stone, Irving

Michelangelo. Renaissance. 1475-1564
Call Number:
PS3537 .T669

Culture:
Italy

Period:
15th and 16th Centuries




Lust for Life
by Stone, Irving

Vincent Van Gogh
Call Number:
PS3537 .T669 L89

Culture:
France

Period:
19th century




Confessions of Nat Turner
by Styron, William

Slave Rebellion. Virginia. 1831
Call Number:
PS3569 .T9 C6 1993

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Dawn Wind
by Sutcliff, Rosemary

Boys's experiences during the Saxon invasion of England
Call Number:
PZ7 .S966 DAW5

Culture:
England

Period:
Ancient Period




Shootist, The
by Swarthout, Glen

Dying gunfighter. Carson City, Nevada. 1901
Call Number:
PS3537 .W3743 S56 2005

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Cane River
by Tademy, Lalita

4 generations, slavery to freedom. Cane River region, Louisana. 1800s
Call Number:
PS3570 .A248 C36

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Bonesetter's Daughter, The
by Tan, Amy

China
Call Number:
PS3570 .A48 B6

Culture:
United States/China

Period:
19th-20th Century




Joy Luck Club
by Tan, Amy

Multi-generational. China and San Francisco. 1949-1990
Call Number:
PS3570 .A48 J6

Culture:
United States/China

Period:
19th-20th Century




Kitchen God's Wife, The
by Tan, Amy

China, 1940s
Call Number:
PS3570 .A48 K58

Culture:
United States/China

Period:
19th-20th Century




Bomb, The
by Taylor Theodore

Atomic Bomb test site 1940s-1950s
Call Number:
PZ7 .T2186 BO

Culture:
Bikini Atoll

Period:
20th Century




Land, The
by Taylor, Mildred

Prequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Georgia and Mississippi. 1870s-1880s
Call Number:
PZ7.T21723 LAN

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th-early 20th Centuries




Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Taylor, Mildred

American South; Depression era. 1930s
Call Number:
PS3570 .A9463 R6

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Culture:
England

Period:
17th-18th Centuries




War and Peace
by Tolstoy, Leo

5 aristocratic families. Napoleonic era. 1805-1814
Call Number:
PG3366 .V6

Culture:
Russia

Period:
19th Century




These Is My Words
by Turner, Nancy

Arizona, 1881-1901
Call Number:
PS3570 .U725 T48

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The
by Twain, Mark

Adventures of a runaway boy
Call Number:
PS1305 .A1

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A
by Twain, Mark

Arthurian legend
Call Number:
PS1302 1994

Culture:
England

Period:
5th - Early 6th Century




Personal Recollection of Joan of Arc
by Twain, Mark

Hundred Years' War. St. Joan of Arc. c. 1412-1431
Call Number:
PS1302 1994

Culture:
France

Period:
5th Century




Culture:
Norway

Period:
5th - 16th Centuries




Gertrude and Claudius
by Updike, John

Prequel to Hamlet
Call Number:
PS3571 .P4 G47

Culture:
Denmark

Period:
12 - 16th Centuries




Armageddon
by Uris, Leon

Berlin Airlift. 1948-1949
Call Number:
PS3571 .R5 A7

Culture:
Germany

Period:
20th Century




Exodus
by Uris, Leon

Palestine-Israel, 1948
Call Number:
PS3571 .R5 E99

Culture:
Israel

Period:
20th Century




Trinity
by Uris, Leon

Ireland. 1837-1901; 1916
Call Number:
PS3541 .R46 T7

Culture:
Ireland

Period:
19th and 20th Centuries




Feast of the Goat, The
by Vargas Llosa, Mario

Trujillo and assassination
Call Number:
PQ8498.32 .A65 F5413

Culture:
Dominican Republic

Period:
1961




1876
by Vidal, Gore

Cultural and political perspective
Call Number:
PS3543 .I26E6

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th century




Burr
by Vidal, Gore

Aaron Burr
Call Number:
PS3543 .I26 B8

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th-19th Centuries




Empire
by Vidal, Gore

Post Spanish-American War period
Call Number:
PS3543 .I26 E4

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Julian
by Vidal, Gore

Emperor, 331-363.
Call Number:
PS3543 .I26 J8

Culture:
Rome

Period:
Ancient




Lincoln: A Novel
by Vidal, Gore

Abraham Lincoln. 1809-1865
Call Number:
PS3543 .I26 L5

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Washington, D.C.
by Vidal, Gore

Politics
Call Number:
PS3543 .I26 W3

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Slaughterhouse-Five
by Vonnegut, Kurt

Dresden fire bombing and beyond; W.W.II. 1940s
Call Number:
PS3572 .O5 S6

Culture:
Germany

Period:
20th Century




Color Purple, The
by Walker, Alice

American South; 1900-1950
Call Number:
PS3573 .A425 C6

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th Century




Ben Hur
by Wallace, lew

Family in Jerusalem in time of Christ
Call Number:
PS3134 .B4 2009 EB

Culture:
Middle East

Period:
Biblical times




Castle of Otranto, The
by Walpole, Horace

Struggle for power
Call Number:
PR3757 .W2 C3 2009 EB

Culture:
Italy

Period:
12th Century




All the King's Men
by Warren, Robert Penn

Corruption of power, based on Louisiana gov. Huey P. Long
Call Number:
PS3545 .A748 A7

Culture:
United States

Period:
20th century




Delta Wedding
by Welty, Eudora

Mississippi
Call Number:
PS3545 .E6 A6

Culture:
United States

Period:
1920s




Robber Bridegroom, The
by Welty, Eudora

Mississippi
Call Number:
PS3545 .E6 A6

Culture:
United States

Period:
18th-19th Centuries




Fountain Overflows, The
by West, Rebecca

Family life
Call Number:
PR6045 .E8 F6

Culture:
England

Period:
20th century




Age of Innocence, The
by Wharton, Edith

High Society. New York. 1870s
Call Number:
PS3545.H16 A35

Culture:
United States

Period:
19th Century




Age of Innocence, The
by Wharton, Edith

Love, marriage, divorce in New York City
Call Number:
PS3545 .H16 A7 2010 EB

Culture:
United States

Period:
1870s




Night
by Wiesel, Elie

Holocaust, 1940s
Call Number:
PQ2683 .I32 Z4613

Culture:
Europe

Period:
20th Century




Bridge of San Luis Rey, The
by Wilder, Thornton

1714, collapse of bridge; classic tale.
Call Number:
PS3545 .I345 B7

Culture:
Peru

Period:
18th Century




Doomsday Book
by Willis, Connie

Student from 2048 time travels to 1348…and the Black Death
Call Number:
PS3573 .I45652 D66

Culture:
England

Period:
14th Century




Orlando
by Woolf, Virginia

Young Elizabethan man does not grow old and later becomes a woman
Call Number:
PR6045 .O72 O7

Culture:
England

Period:
16th Century




War and Remembrance
by Wouk, Herman

U.S. Navy family. W.W.II. 1939-1945
Call Number:
PS3545 .O98 W6

Culture:
International

Period:
20th century




Winds of War, The
by Wouk, Herman

U.S. Navy family. W.W.II. 1939-1945
Call Number:
PS3545 .O98 W5

Culture:
International

Period:
20th Century




Memoirs of Hadrian
by Yourcenar, Marguerite

Emperor Hadrian
Call Number:
PS3547 .O8 M4

Culture:
Rome

Period:
Ancient




Book Thief, The
by Zusak, Markus

Molching, Germany. 1930s-1940s
Call Number:
PZ7.Z837 BOO

Culture:
Germany

Period:
20th Century









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