The characters and places are real, but literary creativity brings the stories to life. Borrow biographical fiction from the Lititz Public Library.
The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd
Left in charge of her family’s plantation outside Charleston in the 1700s, a young woman agreed to teach the plantation’s slaves to read if they would teach her how to make indigo.
The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
Louisa May Alcott’s youngest sister, longing for a life outside the confines of her Concord home, turns down a marriage proposal and pursues a career in art.
The River of Kings by Taylor Brown
The story of two brothers who set off to kayak Georgia’s wild Altamaha River alternates with the exploits of artist Jacques le Moyne who accompanied a 1564 French expedition that began as a search for riches and ended in a bloody confrontation.
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker
In mid-ninth-century Norway, when power was dispersed among many provinces and rulers gained wealth and status through plunder, Harald Fairhair rose as leader of a united kingdom.
The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson
In 1964, while eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in England to concentrate on her writing and escape her fans, the arrival of an enigmatic young journalist takes a catastrophic turn.
The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George
Nero became a legendary Emperor of Rome by navigating politics with cunning and poison, including the ambitions of his own cold-blooded mother.
The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb
In 1897 West Virginia, during the trial of a man accused of murdering his young bride, the prosecution based their case on the testimony of a ghost who appeared to the dead woman’s mother.
Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller
Caroline Ingalls, her husband Charles and their little girls leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin in 1870, and head west to settle in the Kansas Indian Territory.
I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott
Married to the charismatic aide to George Washington, the daughter of a respected general becomes an adored and respected member of Washington society and her husband’s most crucial ally in life and after his death.
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
A young, untested lawyer takes the impossible case of representing George Westinghouse in Thomas Edison’s suit to determine who invented the light bulb.
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
In 1876, two monomaniacal paleontologists pillaged the American West hunting for dinosaurs while deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that became known as the Bone Wars.
The General’s Women by Susan Wittig Albert
Two women, Kay Sommersby and Mamie Eisenhower, each loved the same man.
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Housebound and ill, for more than twenty years Christina Olson was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth.
In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant
Pope Alexander VI, formerly the womanizer and corrupt politician Rodrigo Borgia, gives young diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli a master class in the dark arts of power.
The Dark Lady’s Mask by Mary Sharratt
In 1593 London, beautiful and accomplished Aemilia Bassano Lanier has a chance encounter with a ragged, little-known poet named Shakespeare and grabs the chance to pursue her long-held dream of writing.
November 24, 2017