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Gilded Summers

by Donna Russo Morin

“A lush and evocative novel of the Gilded Age period, brought vibrantly to life in this powerful work… A triumph by a masterful writer” – Anne Girard, author of Madame Picasso

Pearl and Ginevra grow up in the era known as the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island. One lives above the stairs, the other below.

Surrounded by Astors and Vanderbilts, Pearl fills her days with teatime and shallow friendships, yearning for something more. A chance meeting with Mary Cassatt sparks her secret desire to be an artist. Meanwhile Ginevra, fresh off the boat from Italy, finds her own dreams out of reach as she joins the unwelcoming household as a servant and seamstress.

Kindred souls, the girls become fast friends but must keep their friendship hidden from Pearl’s controlling mother. Every summer, they meet in a hidden spot beneath the weeping beeches to talk of art and life, and their struggles to break the barriers of their lives.

Soon, the two young women must decide who they want to be in this world, and survive what it takes to get thereâ?¦even if it includes murder.



THE CHESAPEAKE: A Man Born to Hang, Can Never Drown

by Ken Rossignol

THE CHESAPEAKE: Six books in the series –Tales & Scales; Legends, Yarns, & Barnacles; Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs; A Man Born to Hang Can’t Drown; Country Cornpone Cornucopia; and Tidewater Sagas.Adventures in prose from around the Chesapeake tidewater region told by an erstwhile and eclectic collection of writers. Ringmaster Ken Rossignol gathered together many of best and brightest of bards, poets, and tale-tellers to give their views, experiences, and fabrications in an entertaining way. Fans of short stories will enjoy this fourth in THE CHESAPEAKE series and the valuable history told here of the Chesapeake region – with a few excursions led by the writers to other lands.



The Armenians of India: Merchants of Empires from the Age of Vishnu and Home Again

by Michael Boyajian

The book details the little known Armenian community in India that controlled global trade and supported the world wide Armenian diaspora. Yet for themselves they were content to build beautiful churches that tied them to the motherland that they never knew.



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