A beautifully-written historical novel, with some fantasy elements, about a young man, born in the bell tower of a Swiss mountain village in the eighteenth century, who grows up with a beautiful singing voice and an extraordinary sense of hearing. He falls in love with a young woman from a wealthy family, but he has a secret he keeps from the woman he loves.
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from Lost in the Stacks
In the first of a new mystery series set in ancient Rome, Flavia Albia, adopted daughter of author Lindsey Davis' popular series detective Marcus Didius Falco, investigates a series of random poisonings.
The Cornish Trilogy by Canadian author Robertson Davies are three stories that cover Canadian academic life, World War II spy-craft, and the world of arts funding all beautifully woven together. The three separate books included in this trilogy are The Rebel Angels (1981), What's Bred in the Bone (1985), and The Lyre of Orpheus (1988).
The Witch Hunter's Tale is the third in a mystery series featuring midwife Bridget Hodgson in York, England, during the English Civil War of the 1640s. A bitterly cold winter is blamed on witches. Will Bridget be able to stop the witch hunt before she, or someone close to her, is accused of witchcraft?
The Turner House is a novel about 13 siblings growing up and growing older on Detroit’s East Side.
In Shroud for a Nightingale, by the late P.D. James, one of the greatest mystery authors of all time, detective Adam Dalgliesh investigates the murders of two student nurses.
Author Lindsey Davis, best known for her Marcus Didius Falco mysteries, tells a compelling love story set in ancient Rome, from a slave's point of view.
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