The Widows of Malabar Hill
by Sujata Massey
Air Date/Time: January 10, 3:30pm (Central)
1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows… when the case takes a turn toward the murderous.
The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award-winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine.
Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India’s first female attorney, The Widows of Malabar Hill is...Learn More
Now That You Mention It: A Novel
by Kristan Higgins
Air Date/Time: January 10, 2pm (Central)
New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family.
One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought...Learn More
Blood Run: Emma Caldridge Series
By Jamie Freveletti
Air Date/Time November 15, 3pm (Central)
1st ed., 360 pages, paperback
Biochemist Emma Caldridge joins Jackson Rand, pharmaceutical CEO, on a humanitarian mission to deliver vaccines to remote villages in Africa. But after narrowly escaping a crew of trained assassins, Emma realizes that there is more to this mission than she anticipated. Rand is keeping secrets from her, information that could cost both of them their lives…not to mention millions more.
After its eradication nearly forty years ago,...Learn More
Caroline: Little House. Revisited
By Sarah Miller
Air Date/Time December 12, 2:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 384 p., hardcover
In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before–Caroline Ingalls, “Ma” in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books.
In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts...Learn More
Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps in the Civil War. Col 1: From the Defenses of Washington to Chancellorsville, 1862-63
by James S. Pula
Air Date/Time December 1, noon CST
1st ed., 312, hardcover
The XI Corps served in the Army of the Potomac for just twelve months (September 1862-August 1863), during which it played a pivotal role in the critical battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Thereafter, the corps hastened westward to reinforce a Union army in besieged Chattanooga, and marched through brutal December...Learn More
Bless Her Heart (an Ellery Novel)
By Sally Kilpatrick
Air Date/Time December 5, 2 pm CST
1st ed., paperback, 352 p.
On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posey married Chad ten years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security—house, car, seemingly respectable husband—at the price...Learn More
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
By Gail Lukasik
Air Date/Time December 8, 3 pm CST
1st ed., hardcover, 316 p.
Gail’s journey of self-discovery and redemption begins with her appearance on PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Introducing herself with the words “I’m a mystery author who’s never been able to solve my own family mystery”, she learns in a very public way the very private history her mother kept secret.
In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s...Learn More
Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
By Donna Seaman
Air Date/Time December 1, 2:00pm (Central)
1st ed., 480 p., hardcover
Who hasn’t wondered where – aside from Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo – all the women artists are? In many art books, they’ve been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase “identity unknown” while each male is named.
Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her...Learn More
Making an Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the
Battle Over Freedom
by Graham Peck
Air Date/Time November 11, 12 Noon (Central)
1st ed., 288p., cloth
This sweeping narrative presents an original and compelling explanation for the triumph of the antislavery movement in the United States prior to the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln’s election as the first antislavery president was hardly preordained. From the country’s inception, Americans had struggled to define slavery’s relationship to freedom. Most Northerners supported abolition in the North but...Learn More
Divided on D-Day:
How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the
Allied Victory at Normandy
By Ed Gordon & David Ramsay
Air Date/Time: November 9, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 461p., cloth
In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of D-Day comes this fresh perspective on the Normandy invasion — -the beginning of the end of World War II. The book highlights the conflicting egos, national rivalries, and professional abilities of the principal D-Day commanders who planned and executed the OVERLORD Operation and its...Learn More
Beyond the Crossroads:
The Devil and The Blues Tradition
by Adam Gussow
Air Date/Time: November 4, 1pm (Central)
The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He’s not just the music’s namesake (“the devil’s music”), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is...Learn More
Air Date/Time November 1, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 1104p., cloth
Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.
Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t come close to capturing him, as Chernow sows in...Learn More
On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee June 4-15 1863
By Gordon Rhea
Air Date/Time: November 1, 3pm (Central)
Immediately Following Ron Chernow Program
1st ed., 512p., 1st ed., cloth
With On to Petersburg, Gordon C. Rhea completes his much-lauded history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in southeastern Virginia in the spring of 1864. Having previously covered the campaign in his magisterial volumes on The Battle of the Wilderness,...Learn More
Abraham Lincoln and Mexico:
A History of Courage, Intrigue and an Unlikely Friendship
by Michael Hogan
Air Date/Time October 27, 5pm (CST)
1st ed., 362p, paperback
This book by a noted Ph.D. historian is one of the best books available about historical relations between the United States and Mexico.
It shines new light on reasons for the US invasion of Mexico in 1846, opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the unjustified and unconstitutional decision by President Polk to go to...Learn More
Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted
edited by Laura Caldwell
Air Date/Time October 25, 3 pm (Central)
1st ed., 304p., hardcover
Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America’s best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions.
Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity. But few people understand just how or why they happen and, more important, the immeasurable consequences that often haunt the lucky...Learn More
by Pintip Dunn
Air Date/Time October 21, 12 Noon (Central)
1st ed., 300p., cloth
Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden is a precognitive. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. No one is more conflicted than her mother, and Olivia can only watch as Chairwoman Dresden chooses the dark, destructive course every time. Yet Olivia remains...Learn More
Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit
By Guy Fraker
Air Date/Time October 20, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 128p., paperback
In Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. Guy Fraker explores Lincoln’s legal career as he directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly.
For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois. Twice a year, spring and fall, Lincoln’s work took him on...Learn More
Lincoln In Indiana
By Brian Dirck
Air Date/Time October 20, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 152p., cloth
Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky in 1809, moved with his parents, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, and his older sister, Sarah, to the Pigeon Creek area of southern Indiana in 1816.
There Lincoln spent more than a quarter of his life. It was in Indiana that he developed a complicated and often troubled relationship with his father, exhibited his now-famous penchant for self-education, and formed a restless...Learn More