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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Author(s): Dinaw Mengestu

Location(s): Ethiopia, Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow...

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The Crimson Shamrock

The Crimson Shamrock

Author(s): Michael Hughes

Location(s): Minneapolis - St Paul, San Francisco, Washington DC

Genre(s): Humour, Suspense

Era(s): 2014

Young underemployed man in the East San Francisco Bay gets hired by mysterious tech company. Hilarity ensues. A scotch-swilling DUI attorney, a cynical congressional staffer, and a retired bomb- sniffing German Shepherd are just some of the characters Chuck...

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The Order of Time

The Order of Time

Author(s): Scott Southall

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Fantasy, Time Slip

Era(s): Present Day and Ancient Egypt

Anastasia and Edward Upton are eleven years old twins who are different in almost every way. Despite this they are inseparable and the best of friends. They tackle the highs and lows of sixth grade together whether they are...

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The Pearl Diver

The Pearl Diver

Author(s): Sujata Massey

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

The seventh book in Sujata Massey’s Agatha and Macavity Award-winning mystery series is a witty, suspenseful story that takes its young sleuth into the Washington DC restaurant world. A dazzling engagement ring and the promise of a fresh start...

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The Samurai’s Daughter

The Samurai’s Daughter

Author(s): Sujata Massey

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

A new crime-thriller full of suspense from Sujata Massey, the acclaimed author of The Bride’s Kimono and The Floating Girl. Antiques dealer Rei Shimura is in San Francisco visiting her parents and researching a personal project tracing the story...

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The Secrets We Kept

The Secrets We Kept

Author(s): Lara Prescott

Location(s): Russia, Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1950s

TWO FEMALE SPIES. A BANNED MASTERPIECE. A BOOK THAT CHANGED HISTORY. 1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it....

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The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army

The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army

Author(s): Glen Craney

Location(s): France, Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th century

In 1932, a charismatic hobo led 20,000 jobless American WWI veterans into Washington, D.C., only to be driven out of the city with tanks and gas. The novel unfolds the events that led to this confrontation through the experiences...

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White Houses

White Houses

Author(s): Amy Bloom

Location(s): United States (USA), Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

In 1933, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt took up residence in the White House. With them went the celebrated journalist Lorena Hickok – Hick to friends – a straight-talking reporter from South Dakota, whose passionate relationship with the idealistic,...

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You Are One of Them

You Are One of Them

Author(s): Elliott Holt

Location(s): Russia, Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

Set against the backdrop of Cleveland Heights, a Washington, D.C. neighborhood during the 1980s, when the US feared of nuclear attack from Russia, You Are One of Them is a story of trust and betrayal, not among nations, but...

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