All Quiet on the Western Front E.L. Doctorow. Ragtime
An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War, in a magical blend of fantasy and historical fact, real and imaginary characters. [Adult Fiction]
Vanessa and Her Sister Priya Parmar. Vanessa and Her Sister
In 1905, Virginia and Vanessa Stephens and their brothers Thoby and Adrian moved to unfashionable, bohemian Bloomsbury. There they would befriend a group soon to become famous, breaking the old rules and blazing their own new paths.[Adult Fiction]
swimming in the moon Pamela Schoenewaldt. Swimming in the Moon
Italy, 1905. Fourteen-year-old Lucia and her young mother, Teresa, are servants in a magnificent villa, where Teresa soothes their unhappy mistress with song. But volatile tempers force them to flee, exchanging their warm, gilded cage for the cold winds off Lake Erie and Cleveland's restless immigrant quarters. [Adult Fiction]
galveston Sean Stewart. Galveston
The return of magic to the world at the dawn of the 21st century splits the city of Galveston into two parallel worlds--a "normal" city of survivors and a perpetual Carnival town of magic-touched creatures. [Adult Fiction]
maude brown's baby Richard Cunningham. Maude Brown's Baby
Orphaned by the hurricane that wrecked Galveston, Texas, in September 1900, aspiring photojournalist Donald Brown has all but abandoned hope of learning who his parents might have been, until he discovers clues to his origins in the photo of himself as an infant.. [Adult Fiction]
De Potter's Grand Tour Joanna Scott. De Potter's Grand Tour
In 1905, a tourist agent and amateur antiques collector named Armand de Potter mysteriously disappeared off the coast of Greece. His body is never recovered and his wife is left to manage his affairs on her own. But as she starts to piece together his life, she realizes that everything was not as he had said. [Adult Fiction]
galveston 1900

N.E. Brown and S.L. Jenkins.  Galveston: 1900. Indignities: the Arrival

After arriving in Galveston, Texas from England, at the turn of the century, a young courageous fifteen year-old girl, Catherine Eastman must face a new life in an orphanage after her mother is murdered by a drifter shortly after they arrive.  [Adult Fiction]

boat people

Mary Gardner.  Boat People

Vietnamese immigrants struggle with the burdens of faraway loved ones, unfamiliar customs and the scars of their flight from home in this evocative novel set in Galveston.  [Adult Fiction]

uncertain ground

Carolyn Osborn.  Uncertain Ground

Set in 1953, this novel follows 21-year-old Celia Henderson during a month of uncertainty in her life. Visiting Galveston, Texas, a barrier island with its own history of instability and survival, Celia faces a series of conflicts that will affect the course of her life.  [Adult Fiction]

drowning house

Elizabeth Black.  The Drowning House

Returning to the insular Galveston home town of her youth in the wake of a family tragedy, photographer Clare Porterfield is drawn into a century-old mystery involving a woman who drowned during the Hurricane of 1900.  [Adult Fiction]