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The Race for Paris

by Meg Waite Clayton Harper (August 11, 2015)

National Bestseller

David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction, Honorary Mention for 2015

The New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters returns with a moving and powerfully dynamic...


Crooked Heart

by Lissa Evans Harper (July 28, 2015)

Paper Moon meets the Blitz in this original black comedy, set in World War II England, chronicling an unlikely alliance between a small time con artist and a young orphan evacuee.

When Noel Bostock—aged ten,...


Diamond Head

by Cecily Wong Harper (April 14, 2015)

A sweeping debut spanning from China to Hawaii that follows four generations of a wealthy shipping family whose rise and decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love—from a young, powerful new voice in...


John the Pupil

by David Flusfeder Harper (March 03, 2015)

“A superbly written and intellectually stimulating novel.”—The Independent (London)

Since he was a young boy, John has studied at the Franciscan monastery outside Oxford, under the tutelage of friar and...


The Bookseller

by Cynthia Swanson Harper (March 03, 2015)

A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams.

Nothing...


Fiercombe Manor

by Kate Riordan Harper (February 17, 2015)

In this haunting and richly imagined dual-narrative tale that echoes the eerie mystery of Rebecca and The Little Stranger, two women of very different eras are united by the secrets hidden within the walls of...


The Empty Throne

The Saxon Stories #8

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (January 06, 2015)

The eighth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis...


The Story of Land and Sea

by Katy Simpson Smith Harper (August 26, 2014)

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master...


Gutenberg's Apprentice

by Alix Christie Harper (September 23, 2014)

“A finely atmospheric debut…Christie’s novel is a worthy tribute to the technological revolution it reimagines, as well as a haunting elegy to the culture of print…One thinks of Donna Tartt’s obsessive...


Victus

by Albert Sánchez Piñol, Daniel Hahn & Thomas Bunstead Harper (September 09, 2014)

A #1 international bestseller reminiscent of the works of Roberto Bolaño, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and Edward Rutherford—a page-turning historical epic, set in early eighteenth-century Spain, about a military mastermind...


The Bully of Order

by Brian Hart Harper (September 02, 2014)

Set in a logging town on the lawless Pacific coast of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, a spellbinding novel of fate and redemption—told with a muscular lyricism and filled with a cast...


The Visitors

by Sally Beauman Harper (July 08, 2014)

Based on a true story of discovery, The Visitors is New York Times bestselling author Sally Beauman’s brilliant recreation of the hunt for Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings—a dazzling...


The Care and Management of Lies

by Jacqueline Winspear Harper (July 01, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to this World War I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world....


One Night in Winter

by Simon Sebag Montefiore Harper (May 06, 2014)

Inspired by a true story, prize-winning historian and acclaimed novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the consequences of forbidden love in this heartbreaking epic of marriage, childhood, danger, and betrayal...


The Sea Garden

by Deborah Lawrenson Harper (June 24, 2014)

Romance, suspense, and World War II mystery are woven together in three artfully linked novellas—rich in drama and steeped in atmosphere—from the critically acclaimed author of The Lantern.

The Sea Garden...


Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

by Francine Prose Harper (April 22, 2014)

A richly imagined and stunningly inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, exploring the genesis of evil, the unforeseen consequences of love, and the ultimate unreliability of storytelling...


The Pagan Lord

The Saxon Stories #7

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (January 07, 2014)

The seventh installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis...


Worthy Brown's Daughter

by Phillip Margolin Harper (January 21, 2014)

Known for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers, New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown's Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set...


Annette Vallon

by James Tipton Harper (October 13, 2009)

For fans of Tracy Chevalier and Sarah Dunant comes this vibrant, alluring debut novel of a compelling, independent woman who would inspire one of the world's greatest poets and survive a nation's bloody transformation....


The Barbed Crown

Ethan Gage #6

by William Dietrich Harper (May 07, 2013)

In The Barbed Crown, the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage by William Dietrich, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots...


The Perfume Collector

by Kathleen Tessaro Harper (May 14, 2013)

A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility.

Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives...


The Illusion of Separateness

by Simon Van Booy Harper (June 11, 2013)

In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man’s act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each...


1356

The Grail Quest #4

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (January 08, 2013)

Bernard Cornwell, the "master of martial fiction" (Booklist), brings Thomas of Hookton from the popular Grail Quest series into a new adventure in 1356, a thrilling stand-alone novel. On September 19, 1356,...


The Last Train to London

by Meg Waite Clayton Harper (September 10, 2019)

National bestseller

A Historical Novels Review Editors' Choice

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of...


The Glass Woman

by Caroline Lea Harper (September 03, 2019)

Shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown Award

In the tradition of Jane Eyre and RebeccaThe Glass Woman by Caroline Lea in which a young woman follows her new husband to his remote...


Sword of Kings

The Saxon Stories #12

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (November 26, 2019)

The twelfth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England—"superior entertainment that is both engaging and enlightening” (Washington...


The Golden Wolf

The Half-Drowned King #3

by Linnea Hartsuyker Harper (August 13, 2019)

The fates of Ragnvald and his sister Svanhild unfold to their stunning conclusion in this riveting final volume in The Golden Wolf Saga, a trilogy that conjures the ancient world with the gripping detail, thrilling...


The Orchardist

by Amanda Coplin Harper (August 21, 2012)

At once intimate and epic, The Orchardist is historical fiction at its best, in the grand literary tradition of William Faulkner, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Ondaatje, Annie Proulx, and Toni Morrison.

In her...


The Mirrored World

by Debra Dean Harper (August 28, 2012)

The critically acclaimed author of The Madonnas of Leningrad (“Elegant and poetic, the rare kind of book that you want to keep but you have to share” —Isabel Allende), Debra Dean returns with The Mirrored...


The Confessions of Frannie Langton

by Sara Collins Harper (May 21, 2019)

“A startling, compelling historical debut novel. . . should be on top of your vacation reading pile.” -The Washington Post

“A stunning debut. . . . I love this book.” -Guardian

"Reminiscent of Margaret...


War of the Wolf

The Saxon Stories #11

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (October 02, 2018)

Bernard Cornwell’s epic story of the making of England continues in this eleventh installment in the bestselling Saxon Tales series—"like Game of Thrones, but real" (The Observer)—the basis of the hit...


The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

by Imogen Hermes Gowar Harper (September 11, 2018)

Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for FictionA Refinery 29 Favorite Book of the Year • A Booklist Top 10 First Novels of the Year • A People Best Book of the Fall

“Wonderful… completely...


News of Our Loved Ones

by Abigail DeWitt Harper (October 02, 2018)

Set in France and America, News of Our Loved Ones is a haunting and intimate examination of love and loss, beauty and the cost of survival, witnessed through two generations of one French family, whose lives...


Unsheltered

by Barbara Kingsolver Harper (October 16, 2018)

New York Times bestseller

An NPR pick for Best Books of 2018

An O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Book of 2018

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2018

One of Christian Science Monitor's best fiction reads of 2018...


Tony's Wife

by Adriana Trigiani Harper (November 20, 2018)

Set in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s and World War II, this spellbinding saga from beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two talented working class kids who marry...


Not Our Kind

by Kitty Zeldis Harper (September 04, 2018)

With echoes of Rules of Civility and The Boston Girl, a compelling and thought-provoking novel set in postwar New York City, about two women—one Jewish, one a WASP—and the wholly unexpected consequences...


The Virgin Cure

by Ami McKay Harper (June 26, 2012)

From #1 international bestselling author Ami McKay comes The Virgin Cure, the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post-Civil War New York City.

McKay,...


The Sea Queen

The Half-Drowned King #2

by Linnea Hartsuyker Harper (August 14, 2018)

An exhilarating Viking saga filled with the rich history, romantic adventure and political intrigue that have made Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, as well as Phillippa...


The Lost Family

by Jenna Blum Harper (June 05, 2018)

The Lost Family is an extraordinary read, the kind of book that makes you sob and smile, the kind that gives you hope…. It is compassionate, masterful and disturbingly contemporary."—Tatiana de Rosnay, bestselling...


Another Side of Paradise

by Sally Koslow Harper (May 29, 2018)

In 1937 Hollywood, gossip columnist Sheilah Graham’s star is on the rise, while literary wonder boy F. Scott Fitzgerald’s career is slowly drowning in booze. But the once-famous author, desperate to make...


The Dying of the Light

by Robert Goolrick Harper (July 03, 2018)

From the author of the bestselling A Reliable Wife comes a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love—a southern gothic as written by...


Only Killers and Thieves

by Paul Howarth Harper (February 06, 2018)

Barnes & Noble Discover Award Winner

Two brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power in this riveting debut novel—a story of savagery and race, injustice and honor,...


The Magnificent Esme Wells

by Adrienne Sharp Harper (April 10, 2018)

From the nationally bestselling author of The True Memoirs of Little K, a deeply felt and historically detailed novel of family, loss, and love, told by an irrepressible young girl—the daughter of a two-bit...


Peculiar Ground

by Lucy Hughes-Hallett Harper (January 09, 2018)

A Kirkus Best Book of 2018

"Unlike anything I’ve read. With its broad scope and its intimacy and exactness, it cuts through the apparatus of life to the vivid moment. Haunting and huge, and funny and sensuous....


Fools and Mortals

by Bernard Cornwell Harper (January 09, 2018)

New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action-packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream—as...


The Emerald Storm

Ethan Gage #5

by William Dietrich Harper (May 08, 2012)

In the fifth installment of master storyteller William Dietrich’s bestselling adventure series, the swashbuckling, battle-scarred hero Ethan Gage must race from the slopes of the Alps to the sultry tropics...


Rebellion

by Molly Patterson Harper (August 08, 2017)

"Molly Patterson is a writer of the first order, and her debut novel is a revelatory, immersive miracle. Ambitious in scope and exacting in its language, Rebellion becomes a grand exploration of fate and circumstance."—Claire...


The Half-Drowned King

The Half-Drowned King #1

by Linnea Hartsuyker Harper (August 01, 2017)

"Linnea Hartsuyker brings myth and legend roaring to life in this superbly good page-turning saga of Viking-era Norway. The book’s fiercest magic shines in the characters of Ragnvald and Svanhild, as unforgettable...


The Lightkeeper's Daughters

by Jean E. Pendziwol Harper (July 04, 2017)

"Jean Pendziwol’s beautifully written novel captured me from the very first page. Its descriptions of the windswept lightkeeper’s station of Elizabeth’s and Emily’s youth are so crisply rendered I felt...


All That I Am: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2012

by Anna Funder Harper (February 07, 2012)

Award-winning author Anna Funder delivers an affecting and beautifully evocative debut novel about a group of young German exiles who risk their lives to awaken the world to the terrifying threat of Hitler and...