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Adult Winter Reading Program: 1910s Titles

Longbourn
Longbourn by Jo Baker (1910s)
This book tells the story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but from the point of view of the servants...especially the teen-aged Sarah. -- Added by Ethel Hartman on 03/08/2014

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The Obituary Writer: A Novel
The Obituary Writer: A Novel by Ann Hood (1910s)
This novel develops two stories, one set in the late teens and one in the 1960s. How the author connects the two was the question in my mind throughout most of the novel. They seem totally disconnected. The earlier story involves a woman whose lover apparently died in the San Francisco earthquake and fire in 1906. The later one deals with a woman who seem to have fallen out of love with her husband in 1961 and had an affair with a man whose baby she may be carrying. -- Added by nancystahl on 03/05/2014

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The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1910s)
Loved it! Very funny -- Added by Jean F on 03/03/2014

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The Race
The Race by Clive Cussler (1910s)
Quick paced mystery and deception make the Isaac Bell series books easy to read, and difficult to put down. It is also fun to step back into history with these books. Clive Cussler has a way of really bringing the reader back in time. In one of the previous books Isaac bell lived through the great San Francisco Quake, in this book the history of aviation with all it's trials and triumphs is brought back to the present. -- Added by agholmes72 on 02/28/2014

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The Absolutist
The Absolutist by John Boyne (1910s)
An extraordinary story that tells of love, of war, and which ultimately reveals a secret that has haunted the life of Tristan Sadler who, in later years, became an acclaimed author. And then? A surprise ending. A good read for both its history and its humanity. -- Added by mrhofferth on 02/25/2014

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Fever
Fever by Mary Beth Keane (1910s)
This historical fiction is based on the life of Mary Mallon "Typhoid Mary". It's a touching story wonderfully read by Candace Thaxton. It paints an in depth portrait of life in New York from about 1899 to 1915 from Mary's perspective. -- Added by Mrs. K on 02/21/2014

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The Enchanted Barn
The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill (1910s)
This was a very sweet story. It seems to be a simpler time yet people did have struggles and had to work very hard to make ends meet. Sometimes I think it's a good idea to return to basics. If you read it, part of Chapter 5 is (I believe) accidently repeated in Chapter 6. I think it must have been inserted in the book twice. -- Added by Roundaboutgirl on 02/21/2014

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The Last Lion: Volume 1
The Last Lion: Volume 1 by William Manchester (1910s)
Fantastic detail about the life and times of a great man and interesting insight into his mind and complex psychology. -- Added by zstock on 02/20/2014

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Thunderstruck
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson (1910s)
In a fateful way, the lives of H. Crippen and G. Marconi intersect. Ultimately, Marconi's invention of the telegraph is responsible for the apprehension of Crippen who is making a trans-Atlantic escape after murdering his wife. -- Added by mrhofferth on 02/20/2014

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The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin (1910s)
The Invisible Woman is a young lady who became the mistress of Charles Dickens when she was just 18 and he was 45. Because she was an actress and thus considered to be morally compromised, and because Dickens was married and the father of nine children, the scandal would have been a disgrace in mid-1800's England. Dickens left his wife, provided a home for her as well as one for himself and the finest of all for Nelly Ternan, his companion for 13 years. Their relationship was kept secret and Nelly all but disappeared from all society, thus being now known as "invisible". An intriguing story. -- Added by mrhofferth on 02/20/2014

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Fit to Be Tied
Fit to Be Tied by Robin Lee Hatcher (1910s)
Set in 1916 Idaho, this is a sweet inspirational romance by popular Christian author Robin Lee Hatcher. -- Added by LCE on 02/19/2014

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Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration by David Roberts (1910s)
A historical account of what early Antartica exploration was like. I'll tell you - scary, dangerous, surreal, isolated. This book cemented into my mind that I never want to visit Antartica... ever. -- Added by lewiscm on 02/18/2014

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Between Man and Beast
Between Man and Beast by Monte Reel (1910s)
As an anthropologist and scientist, I enjoyed hearing about the discovery of gorillas and what it meant for the theory of evolution during the Victorian Age. Very interesting historical account of what African exploration was like during this era, and how the general public perceived the idea that humans and apes share a common ancestor. -- Added by lewiscm on 02/18/2014

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Fall of Giants
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (1910s)
I love big thick historical novels. Ken Follett is wonderful at weaving multi-character stories into historical events. Set before, during, and after WWI, I found this book had a little too much military detail for me, but it still had me hooked. I will read the second in this Century Trilogy... but not right away! -- Added by Kristine on 02/16/2014

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A Reliable Wife
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (1910s)
Not sure if I have the decade right on this one but it was enthralling -- Added by bigbabe on 02/13/2014

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