Amy Campbell Library > Historical Fiction

Time's Divide (The Chronos Files)

By Rysa Walker

The Cyrists are quickly getting into place to start the Culling, and Kate’s strategies are dwindling. With every one leap to the prior or the longer term, Kate could set off a brand new timeline shift. Worse, the loyalties of these round her—including the allegiances of Kiernan and the 5th Column, the shadowy team operating with Kate—are more and more unclear.

Kate will possibility every thing, together with her existence, to avoid the long run her grandfather and the Cyrists have deliberate. yet, whilst time runs out, it may possibly take a bigger sacrifice to guard the folks she loves.

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Frontier Wolf

By Rosemary Sutcliff

Britain, A.D. 343. the top of Roman rule. The Antonine Wall has fallen and order slowly collapses at the northernmost fringe of the empire. The little safety that Rome has from the Dalriad and Caledone tribes comes from a small submit of half-wild legionnaires: The Frontier Wolves. in the course of a interval of tentative peace in Northern Britain, a tender commander is shipped to preside over this undisciplined lot at their borderland outpost. but Alexios Flavius Aquila is familiar with his task to Castellum was once no longer a merchandising. After leaving behind a fortress within the German province in the course of a barbarian assault, the Centurion misplaced part his males. have been his uncle now not the governor of northern Britain, Alexios wouldn't be calling himself a legionnaire in any respect. Given the conditions, this exile used to be humane.

In this quick-moving old novel, acclaimed writer Rosemary Sutcliff realizes Alexios's struggles to comprise, govern, and finally earn the dignity of those Frontier Wolves. His tenure with the pack calls for a stability, too, among controlling and honoring the tribes that occupy Roman land. in the course of an overpowering raid on the book's finish, Alexios is confronted with a similar selection that just about fee him his occupation. This time, he back orders his males to desert their citadel and leads them on a harrowing trek southward, in the direction of Hadrian's Wall, and security. With the vicious Northern tribes at his men's heels for the total trip, it's not till he reaches the fortress at Habitancum that he is aware he selected competently.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics)

By Betty Smith

The liked American vintage a few younger girl's coming-of-age on the flip of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and relocating story jam-packed with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with existence and other people and incident. the tale of younger, delicate, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet youth within the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and encouraged hundreds of thousands of readers for greater than sixty years. by way of turns overwhelming, chic, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the day-by-day reviews of the unforgettable Nolans are uncooked with honesty and tenderly threaded with relatives connectedness -- in a piece of literary artwork that brilliantly captures a distinct time and position in addition to exceptionally wealthy moments of common experience.

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The Last Song

By Eva Wiseman

Spain were one of many world's so much tolerant societies for 8 hundred years, yet that lifestyle used to be burnt up via the Inquisition. Isabel's kin feels secure from the terrors, torture, and burnings. in any case, her father is a revered surgeon within the courtroom of Ferdinand and Isabella. Isabel was once raised as a Catholic and doesn't understand that her family's Jewish roots could be a dying sentence. whilst her father is arrested through Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, she makes a determined plan to save lots of his lifestyles -- and her own.

Once back, grasp storyteller Eva Wiseman brings background to existence during this riveting and tragic novel.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series)

By Jack Gantos

Dead result in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's most sensible contribution to kid's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for ancient Fiction!

Melding the solely precise and the wildly fictional, Dead lead to Norvelt is a singular approximately an important months for a child named Jack Gantos, whose plans for holiday pleasure are shot down whilst he's "grounded for all times" through his feuding mom and dad, and whose nostril spews undesirable blood at each little surprise he will get. yet lots of pleasure (and shocks) are coming Jack's means as soon as his mother loans him out to aid a feisty outdated neighbor with a most original chore―typewriting obituaries jam-packed with tales in regards to the those that based his utopian city. As one obituary results in one other, Jack is introduced on a wierd event related to molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted gives you, a selfmade aircraft, lady Scout cookies, a guy on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the previous, Hells Angels . . . and doubtless homicide.

Endlessly magnificent, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the writer at his absolute best, making readers chuckle out loud on the so much unforeseen issues in a dead-funny depiction of transforming into up in a marginally off-kilter position the place the previous is current, the current is complicated, and the longer term is totally up within the air.

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A Spotlight for Harry (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

By Eric A. Kimmel

Harry Weiss—later often called Harry Houdini—is enthralled whilst the circus involves his Wisconsin city. He loves all of the acts, yet his favorites are the tightrope and the superb trick the place a guy hangs from a rope through his enamel! Harry and his brother choose to attempt circus methods in a close-by barn, and even though Harry’s headstrong decision leads him into hassle, it additionally opens up an entire new international. during this evocative tale, Eric A. Kimmel tells how Harry Weiss came upon his love for acting, decades earlier than he turned international famous.
History Stepping Stones now function up-to-date content material that emphasizes universal center and today’s renewed curiosity in nonfiction. excellent for domestic, institution, and library bookshelves!

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Funeral in Blue: A William Monk Novel

By Anne Perry

Appealing ladies were came across strangled within the studio of a widely known London artist. To investigator William Monk and his spouse, Hester, the murders are a nightmare. one of many sufferers is the spouse of Hester’s loved colleague, health care provider Dr. Kristian Beck, a Viennese émigré who turns into the best suspect. With an depth born of desperation, the priests search facts that may retailer Dr. Beck from the hangman. From London’s sinister slums to the crowded coffeehouses of Vienna, the place embers of the revolution nonetheless burn within the hearts of freedom-loving women and men, Hester and Monk search to penetrate not just the secret of Elissa Beck’s loss of life however the riddle of her existence.

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Timebound (The Chronos Files)

By Rysa Walker

2013 Winner — Amazon step forward Novel Award — Grand Prize and younger grownup Fiction Winner

When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother provides her a wierd blue medallion and speaks of time trip, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the outdated lady is delusional. however it all turns into horrifyingly genuine while a homicide long ago destroys the basis of Kate’s present-day existence. without notice, that medallion is the single factor retaining Kate from blinking out of existence.

Kate learns that the 1893 killing is a part of anything even more sinister, and her genetic skill to time trip makes Kate the single one that can repair the longer term. Risking every thing, she travels again in time to the Chicago World’s reasonable to attempt to avoid the homicide and the chain of occasions that follows.

Changing the timeline comes with a private cost—if Kate succeeds, the boy she loves could have no reminiscence of her lifestyles. And despite her reasons, does Kate have the fitting to control the destiny of the complete international?

Timebound used to be initially published as Time’s Twisted Arrow.

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Throwaway Daughter

By Ting-Xing Ye, William Bell

A dramatic and relocating YA novel through Ting-xing Ye, the across the world acclaimed writer of A Leaf within the sour Wind, operating along with her husband, William Bell, writer of the award-winning novels for teenagers Forbidden City, Zack, and Stones.


Throwaway Daughter tells the dramatic and relocating tale of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a customary Canadian youngster till the day she witnesses the Tiananmen bloodbath on tv. Horrified, she units out to discover her chinese language ancestry, in simple terms to find that she used to be one of many hundreds of thousands of toddler women deserted in China because the creation of the one-child coverage, strictly enforced through the Communist govt. yet Grace was once one of many fortunate ones, followed as a child by means of a loving Canadian couple.

With the encouragement of her adoptive mom and dad, she experiences chinese language and travels again to China looking for her delivery mom. She manages to find the village the place she used to be born, yet initially not anyone is prepared to assist her. in spite of the fact that, Grace by no means offers up and, eventually, she is reunited along with her delivery mom, researching via this emotional bond the reality of what occurred to her virtually 20 years before.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Pagan's Scribe: Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles

By Catherine Jinks

Pagan's ultimate experience reveals our sarcastic hero a section older and wiser as he leads his younger scribe out of the realm of books to courageous the real-life risks of a papal crusade.

Impressed by way of the bookish Isidore, Pagan Kidrouk — now Archdeacon of Carcassonne — hires the boy as his scribe. desirous to flee a cloistered lifestyles, naive Isidore quick discovers that the true global isn't really because the poets and philosophers declare. The 12 months is 1209, and papal forces from the north are using their bloody campaign opposed to the Cathar heretics to Carcassonne. With the conflict strains inching ever nearer, the realm of pop Pagan, Lord Roland, and Roland's mysterious brother grows extra actual to Isidore — and extra terrifying — by means of the day. The final of 4 books in an acclaimed sequence, PAGAN'S SCRIBE casts the worldly, wise-cracking Pagan in an unforeseen position as pal and mentor to a tender soul in want.

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