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Karen Abbott, September 2, 2014

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September 2014

Karen Abbott, September 2, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott returns with Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, the spellbinding true story of four women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel...

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Jan Karon , September 6, 2014

Jan Karon, New York Times bestselling author of the Mitford Series, reunites her readers with the beloved Father Tim in Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good. After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns to Mitford with his wife, Cynthia, to discover that something is missing: a pulpit. When faced with the opportunity to accept a return to preaching, he must decide between God and his family.

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Thomas Cahill, September 9, 2014

With Heretics and Heroes, Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill focuses on the innovations and cultural change of the Renaissance and the Reformation that forever altered the Western world. Thomas Cahill is the New York Times bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Sailing the Dark Wine Sea, and Mysteries of the Middle Ages.

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Wendy Hamand Venet, September 10, 2014

In 1845, Atlanta was the last stop at the end of a railroad line, the home of just twelve families and three general stores. By the 1860s, it was a thriving Confederate city, second only to Richmond in importance. A Changing Wind is the first history to explore the experiences of Atlanta’s civilians during the young city’s rapid growth, the devastation of the Civil War, and the Reconstruction era when Atlanta emerged as a “New...

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Reza Aslan, September 12, 2014

From international bestselling author Reza Aslan, comes Zealot, a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state...

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Penny Mickelbury, September 17, 2014

Spanning nearly a century, Belle City, is an expansive, introspective, intergenerational saga of love and loss told from the disparate perspectives of an interracial couple struggling to survive as their descendants attempt to understand the legacies of this star-crossed pair.

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Simon Winchester, September 30, 2014

Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers The Men Who United the States, his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree. Featuring 32 illustrations throughout...

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