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Adult Winter Reading Program: 1910s Titles

The Kitchen Boy
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander (1910s)
In 2003 Robert Alexander wrote a very good book called "The Kitchen Boy" in which the Tsar's last days in 1918 are numbered. He should have waited for in 2008 a discovery of the bones of the tsarevich Alexei and his sister Marie were found and through the miracle of DNA analysis, the whole point of the book is rendered moot. It takes a very good book and knocks it down to a good book. -- Added by billrye on 02/10/2014

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Letters from Skye
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole (1910s)
The letters are actually two sets of letters, one during the early days of WW I and the other during the 1940s before the US entered WW II. The writer deftly distinguishes the voices of the principal letter writers, but it is still a mystery how the daughter will eventually learn about her father. -- Added by nancystahl on 02/10/2014

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Under the Dome
Under the Dome by Stephen King (1910s)
best book -- Added by mutsy10805 on 02/08/2014

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Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder by M. J. Trow (1910s)
A good story, but a bit tedious. Best line is ascribed to Arthur Conan Doyle: "If Sherlock Holmes hadn't existed, I should have had to make him up." -- Added by 6thgenhoosier on 02/03/2014

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Echoes of Titanic
Echoes of Titanic by Mindy Starns Clark (1910s)
Wonderful book. Enjoyed the transitions between past and present. Trust, family, and romance all play a part in solving the mystery surrounding Kelsey's search for the truth about her great-grandmother. -- Added by booklover14 on 02/03/2014

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In Falling Snow
In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl (1910s)
This is a wonderful book, holding your interest until the unexpected ending. A young woman leaves her home in Australia to go to France because her younger, under age brother has run away to join in the fighting of World War I. She becomes a nurse at a private hospital, staffed entirely by women (based on actual historical events). The book follows her until the end of her life, going back and forth through the years, and weaving together many stories. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to reading others by this author. -- Added by Sanibel on 02/02/2014

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The Man in Lower Ten
The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1910s)
It was fun to read a mystery that took place over 100 years ago. I love the way people spoke to one another especially compared to now. Good mystery. -- Added by lklugar on 02/02/2014

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An Unmarked Grave
An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd (1910s)
This book carries on with Bess Crawford in the World War One (1918). She is still a great nurse. This is one easy book to read and the characters are all good men (or ladies). judy -- Added by on 01/31/2014

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The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (1910s)
I really enjoyed this. Great mix of thought provoking story with historical content and captivating characters. -- Added by Kbader on 01/28/2014

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The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1910s)
I love to read audiobooks with my kids on travel sports trips, so this was perfect for our trip to Columbus, OH, during the snowstorm! The book gives great detail of a dog's life with different owners, but the best part about the book is the it is read by actor Jeff Daniels! Only about 5 hours long. -- Added by Jean F on 01/28/2014

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Passion and Poison
Passion and Poison by Janice M. Del Negro (1910s)
A collection of original short stories based on folktales. The author creates strong female characters who face the supernatural with courage. -- Added by on 01/27/2014

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A Bloom in Winter
A Bloom in Winter by T. J. Brown (1910s)
This is the second book in the new historical trilogy by TJ Brown. I enjoyed it, but recommend reading the three books in order. I read this one first by mistake. -- Added by bobbijsimmons on 01/25/2014

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Summerset Abbey
Summerset Abbey by T. J. Brown (1910s)
This is the first book of a new historical trilogy by TJ Brown recounting the lives of three women and their coming of age around the time of WW1. They face class prejudice and issues of suffrage along with their own personal fulfillment as women in the early twentieth century after their enlightened father dies. Well written. -- Added by bobbijsimmons on 01/25/2014

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The Shoemaker's wife
The Shoemaker's wife by A. Tirgiani (1910s)
A historical epic of immigrants that never forget their roots. Could not put this one down. -- Added by Bernadette on 01/24/2014

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The 19th Wife
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (1910s)
This book spans the 1870s-1900s with snippits in the 1940s and the 1980s. Historical fiction on the subject of plural marriage. -- Added by ellesquare on 01/24/2014

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