Amy Campbell Library > Historical Fiction


By Walter Mosley

Quantity forty seven, a fourteen-year-old slave boy transforming into up underthe watchful eye of a brutal grasp in 1832, meets the mysterious TallJohn, who introduces him to a paranormal technological know-how and likewise teaches him themeaning of freedom.

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Inside Out and Back Again

By Thanhha Lai

No one might think me yet every now and then i might decide upon wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.

For the entire ten years of her lifestyles, Hà has merely recognized Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the enjoyment of its traditions, the heat of her associates within sight . . . and the great thing about her personal papaya tree.

But now the Vietnam battle has reached her domestic. Hà and her relations are compelled to escape as Saigon falls, they usually board a boat headed towards desire. In the US, Hà discovers the overseas international of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its nutrition, the unusual form of its panorama . . . and the energy of her personal relatives.

This is the relocating tale of 1 girl's 12 months of swap, desires, grief, and therapeutic as she trips from one state to a different, one existence to the subsequent.

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Harry Houdini: Prince of Air (The Treasure Chest, Book 4)

By Ann Hood

The secrets and techniques of Elm Medona thicken… with Harry Houdini!

When Great-Uncle Thorne arrives at Elm Medona, Maisie and Felix's lives get shaken up back. Uncle Thorne strikes the family members into the mansion right. One evening, Great-Aunt Maisie arranges for Thorne, Maisie, and Felix to rendezvous along with her within the Treasure Chest. mins later, Maisie and Felix locate themselves at a magic express on Coney Island in 1893 starring Harry Houdini. As they stick to him and his brother sprint to Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and again to long island urban, they ask yourself what has turn into of Great-Aunt Maisie and Great-Uncle Thorne. Then one night at Tom Pastor's recognized 14th road Theater, the curtain opens and all is published.

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Spitting Cobra

By Gill Harvey

Book I of Egyptian Chronicles

The Spitting Cobra is the 1st in a brand new sequence of 4 books set in old Egypt.

Each publication is a superbly atmospheric evocation of Egyptian existence encased in a thrilling experience tale. The boy and woman characters, Hopi and Isis, function in each one booklet and readers could be intrigued to keep on with their struggles for life and experience in Egypt circa 1150 BC.

The Spitting Cobra opens the sequence with a gripping event of royal proportions as Hopi and Isis, orphaned whilst crocodiles kill their mom and dad, are as a result of practice for the Pharoah’s tomb developers close to the mythical Valley of the Kings. however the villagers fall less than suspicion whilst the seriously guarded royal tombs are damaged into. Can Isis and Hopi notice the reality in regards to the robberies - in time?

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The Ghosts of Heaven

By Marcus Sedgwick

Undying, appealing, and haunting, spirals attach the 4 episodes of The Ghosts of Heaven, the spell binding new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. they're there in prehistory, whilst a woman alternatives up a charred stick and makes the 1st written symptoms; there tens of centuries later, hiding within the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who humans name a witch; there within the halls of a protracted Island clinic in the beginning of the twentieth century, the place a mad poet watches the oceans and understands the horrors it hides; and there within the a long way destiny, as an astronaut faces his future at the first spaceship despatched from earth to colonize one other global. all the characters in those mysterious associated tales embarks on a trip of discovery and survival; carried ahead in the course of the spiral of time, none will go back to an analogous position.

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A Sudden, Fearful Death: A William Monk Novel

By Anne Perry

In a London medical institution, Prudence Barrymore, a skilled nurse who had as soon as been certainly one of Florence Nightingale’s angels of mercy within the Crimean conflict, meets unexpected demise via strangulation. inner most inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to enquire this awful crime–which instinct tells him was once no random stroke of violence by means of a madman.

Greatly helped via his unconventional buddy Hester Latterly, one other of omit Nightingale’s nurses, and barrister Oliver Rathbone, Monk assembles a portrait of the outstanding girl. but he additionally discerns the shadow of a sad evil that darkens each point of society, and a daunting glimmer of his personal eclipsed earlier.

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Kidnapped (Bantam Classics)

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Lively, romantic, and whole of risk, Kidnapped is Robert Louis Stevenson's vintage of excessive event. loved via generations, it's the saga of David Balfour, a tender inheritor whose grasping uncle connives to do him out of his inherited fortune and plots to have him seized and bought into slavery. yet honor, loyalty, and braveness are rewarded; the orphan and castaway survives kidnapping and shipwreck, is rescued through a daredevil of a rogue, and makes an exciting get away to freedom around the wild highlands of Scotland.

Acclaimed through Henry James as Robert Louis Stevenson's top novel, Kidnapped achieves what Stevenson known as, "the specific crown and triumph of the artist...not just to persuade, yet to enchant."

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A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32

By Joan W. Blos

This novel, written in diary shape, tells of "a pivotal yr for 19th-century New Englander Catherine Cabot Hill--one of switch, loss, and go away taking . . . a low-key, severe and reflective book".--"School Library Journal", starred evaluation. 1980 Newbery Award booklet.

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The Final Solution: A Story of Detection (P.S.)

By Michael Chabon

Retired to the English nation-state, an eighty-nine-year-old guy, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is extra fascinated about his beekeeping than together with his fellow guy. Into his lifestyles wanders Linus Steinman, 9 years previous and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany along with his sole spouse: an African grey parrot.

What is the that means of the mysterious strings of German numbers the chook spews out -- a top-secret SS code? The keys to a sequence of Swiss financial institution debts? Or do they carry a importance either extra prosaic and much extra sinister?

Though the answer should be past even the succeed in of the once-famous sleuth, the real tale of the boy and his parrot is subtly printed in a wrenching resolution.

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The Peculiars

On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar makes a decision to look for her father, who disappeared into the northern barren region of Scree while Lena was once younger. Scree is inhabited by means of Peculiars, humans whose strange features lead them to unacceptable to trendy society. Lena wonders if her father is the resource of her personal striking features and if she, too, is extraordinary. at the educate north, she meets Jimson Quiggley, a tender librarian who's touring to a city at the fringe of Scree to paintings in the house and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The teach is quickly boarded via a good-looking younger marshal, Thomas Saltre, who learns who Lena’s father is and convinces her to secret agent on Mr. Beasley and the unusual folks who disappear into his domestic, referred to as Zephyr residence. finally, even though, Lena needs to enterprise into the wilds of Scree and confront her private fears.

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