Told in the alternating voices of Mary Todd and Joshua Speed, and inspired by historical events, Courting Mr. But as her relationship with lincoln deepens, she must confront his inseparable friendship with Speed, dress, who has taught his roommate how to dance, and navigate the polite society of Springfield.
A washington post bestseller a may indie next pick an Apple Books Best of the Month for April A People Magazine Best Book of the Week “Exquisite. People “A triumph of a novel. Bookreporter. Com “rich, fascinating, and romantic. Newsday when mary todd meets abraham lincoln in Springfield in the winter of 1840, he is on no one’s short list to be president.
Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel #ad - A country lawyer living above a dry goods shop, he is lacking both money and manners, and his gift for oratory surprises those who meet him. A page-turning novel about the brilliant, joshua Speed, melancholic future president and the two people who knew him best: his handsome and charming confidant and roommate, and the spirited young debutante Mary Todd.
The Pale Blue Eye: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - Lincoln. At west point academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is shattered by the discovery of a young cadet's body swinging from a rope. Bayard reinvigorates historical fiction. New york times book reviewan ingenious tale of murder and revenge at West Point, featuring a retired detective and a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe--from the author of Courting Mr.
The strange and haunted Southern poet for whom Landor develops a fatherly affection, is named Edgar Allan Poe. The next morning, an even greater horror comes to light. Shockingly clever and devoutly unsentimental. Reads like a lost classic. But he finds help from an unexpected ally—a moody, two volumes of poetry to his name, young cadet with a penchant for drink, and a murky past that changes from telling to telling.
The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel #ad - Someone has removed the dead man's heart. It's a baffling case landor must pursue in secret, for the scandal could do irreparable damage to the fledgling institution. Augustus landor—who acquired some renown in his years as a New York City police detective—is called in to discreetly investigate.
Mr. Timothy: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - The sight of their horror-struck faces compels Timothy to become the protector of another young girl, Philomela, from the fate the others suffered at the hands of a dangerous and powerful man. He's also struggling to bury his past as a cripple and shed his financial ties to his benevolent "Uncle" Ebenezer by losing himself in the thick of London's underbelly.
He boards at a brothel in exchange for teaching the mistress how to read and spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasures in their pockets. Timothy's life takes a sharp turn when he discovers the bodies of two dead girls, each seared with the same cruel brand on the upper arm.
Mr. Timothy: A Novel #ad - From the author of Courting Mr. Timothy cratchit, not the pious child the world thought he was, has just buried his father. Lincoln comes a different kind of christmas story featuring a grown up Tiny Tim, and rolling brown fog of 1860s London would do Dickens proud for its surprising twists and turns, shadowy passageways, this breathless flight through the teeming markets, and its extraordinary heart.
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Lucky StrikesHenry Holt and Co. (BYR) #ad - Can she hold off the hounds till she comes of age? And so when a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Harley blevins, local king and emperor of Standard Oil, is in hot pursuit to clinch his fuel monopoly. With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, fourteen-year-old Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister--and of the family gas station.
To keep him at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father--and fast.
The School of Night: A NovelHenry Holt and Co. #ad - In short order, caught up in a deadly plot, Henry finds himself stumbling through a secretive world of ancient perils, and ensnared in the tragic legacy of a forgotten genius. It may be the clue to a hidden treasure; it may contain the long-sought formula for alchemy; it most certainly will prove the existence of the group of men whom Shakespeare dubbed the School of Night but about whom little is known.
But the letter is an object of interest to others, too. Known as the school of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, thomas harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves. In modern-day Washington, D. C. Disgraced elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter.
The School of Night: A Novel #ad - Now wax is dead and Styles wants the letter back. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. An ancient mystery, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuriesIn the late sixteenth century, a lost letter, politics, astronomy, and the black arts.
Joining henry in his search for the letter is Clarissa Dale, a mysterious woman who suffers from visions that only Henry can understand.
Roosevelt's Beast: A NovelHenry Holt and Co. #ad - When kermit and teddy are kidnapped by a never-before-seen Amazonian tribe, the great hunters are asked one thing in exchange for their freedom: find and kill a beast that leaves no tracks and that no member of the tribe has ever seen. Brazil's rio da Dúvida, the River of Doubt. A reimagining of teddy and kermit roosevelt's ill-fated 1914 Amazon expedition—a psychological twist on the smart historical thriller that first put Louis Bayard on the map1914.
Roosevelt's Beast: A Novel #ad - Plagued by hunger and suffering the lingering effects of malaria, Theodore Roosevelt, his son Kermit, and the other members of the now-ravaged Roosevelt-Rondon scientific expedition are traveling deeper and deeper into the jungle. But what are the origins of this beast, and how do they escape its brutal wrath?Roosevelt's Beast is a story of the impossible things that become possible when civilization is miles away, when the mind plays tricks on itself, and when old family secrets refuse to stay buried.
With his characteristically rich storytelling and a touch of old-fashioned horror, the bestselling and critically acclaimed Louis Bayard turns the story of the well-known Roosevelt-Rondon expedition on its head and dares to ask: Are the beasts among us more frightening than the beasts within? .
The Temporary GentlemanPenguin Books #ad - A lifetime of war and world travel—as a soldier in World War II, an engineer, a UN observer—has brought him to this point. Award-winning author sebastian barry’s The Temporary Gentleman is the sixth book in his cycle of separate yet interconnected novels that brilliantly reimagine characters from Barry’s own family.
. Mai was once the great beauty of Sligo, after sharing a life with Jack, a magnetic yet unstable woman who, gradually slipped from his grasp. He cannot take one step further without examining all the extraordinary events that he has seen. Sitting in his lodgings in accra, in 1957, Ghana, he’s writing the story of his life with desperate urgency.
The Temporary Gentleman #ad - A stunning new novel from the two-time Man Booker shortlisted author of The Secret Scripture. Sebastian barry's latest novel, Days Without End, is now available. Irishman jack mcnulty is a “temporary gentleman”—an Irishman whose commission in the British army in World War II was never permanent. But the memory that weighs heaviest on his heart is that of the beautiful Mai Kirwan, and their tempestuous, heartbreaking marriage.
The Dutch House: A NovelHarper #ad - It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. A read with jenna today show book club pick!from the new york times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, the house of their childhood, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, and a past that will not let them go.
Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. The dutch house is the story of a paradise lost, love and forgiveness, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.
The Dutch House: A Novel #ad - At the end of the second world war, cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another.
But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.
Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography: A Biography ReissueW. W. Norton & Company #ad - An insanity trial orchestrated by her surviving son led to her confinement in an asylum. Even as the nation suffered secession and civil war, Mary experienced the tragedies of losing three of her four children and then her husband. For twenty-five years the Lincolns forged opposing temperaments into a tolerant, loving marriage.
Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography: A Biography Reissue #ad - A striking success…the account of the White House years is absorbing, the account of Mary Lincoln's life as a widow utterly compelling. New york timesthis definitive biography of Mary Todd Lincoln beautifully conveys her tumultuous life and times. A privileged daughter of the proud clan that founded Lexington, Kentucky, Mary fell into a stormy romance with the raw Illinois attorney Abraham Lincoln.
. Here her life is restored for us whole. Mary todd lincoln is still often portrayed in one dimension, as the stereotype of the best-hated faults of all women.
These Honored Dead: A Lincoln and Speed MysteryCrooked Lane Books #ad - Joshua speed, the enterprising second son of a wealthy plantation owner, has struck off on his own. But as more bodies are discovered and the investigation starts to come apart at the seams, there's one question on everyone's lips: does Lincoln have what it takes to crack his first murder case?Inspired by actual events from the American frontier, Jonathan Putnam's thrilling debut These Honored Dead brings renewed verve and vigor to the historical mystery genre that readers haven't seen since Caleb Carr's The Alienist.
These Honored Dead: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery #ad - Together, lincoln and Speed fight to bring justice to their small town. But before long, he makes a surprising and crucial new acquaintance—a freshly minted lawyer by the name of Abraham Lincoln. When an orphaned girl from a neighboring town is found murdered and suspicion falls on her aunt, Speed makes it his mission to clear her good name.
Of course, he'll need the legal expertise of his unusual new friend.
Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed MysteryCrooked Lane Books #ad - Putnam’s acclaimed Lincoln and Speed mysteries. Lincoln’s ne’er-do-well father and stepbrother appear in town and threaten Lincoln’s good name and political future. Twenty-nine-year-old abraham lincoln has spent his entire adult life running from his past—from the poverty of the dirt-floor log cabin where he was raised, from the dominion of his uneducated father, and from a failed early courtship.
. Lincoln and speed must identify the culprit and fast, before Lincoln loses the race to outrun his past in Final Resting Place, the brilliant third installment of Jonathan F. It’s no ordinary trial, however, as Lincoln and Speed soon face unwelcome complications. All of springfield’s elite have gathered at a grand party to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery #ad - When his political rival is arrested, young lawyer Lincoln and his best friend Joshua Speed are back on the case to investigate. As the day of reckoning arrives, the threats against Lincoln continue to escalate. Spirits are high—until a prominent local politician is assassinated in the midst of fireworks.
But now, lincoln’s past is racing back to haunt him. It is the summer of 1838, and Springfield is embroiled in a tumultuous, violent political season. And before long, anonymous letters start appearing in the local newspapers, with ominous threats that make Lincoln fear for himself and his loved ones.