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Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall

Introduction Amid the mayhem of the Civil War, Virginia plantation wife Iris Dunleavy is put on trial and convicted of madness. It is the only reasonable explanation the court can see for her willful behavior, so she is sent away to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a good, compliant woman. Iris knows, though, that [...]

Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal

  About the Book “Lively and illuminating…[Lowenthal] has accomplished the difficult feat of marrying the facts of history with the details that make a fictional life come alive…nothing short of a gift.” —Anita Shreve, Washington Post Book World About the Author Michael Lowenthal grew up near Washington, D.C., and graduated from Dartmouth College, after which [...]