"Local" Reads: Fiction That Takes Place in Maryland

3 willows : the sisterhood grows

Ann Brashares.

Chick Lit

The author of the bestselling Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series introduces the girls in a new sisterhood in this new series. Summer is a time to grow, and Polly, Joe, and Ama each sprout into young adulthood over the course of one summer.

Blood and chocolate

Annette Curtis Klause.


Sixteen-year-old Vivian Gandillon is trying to fit in to her new home in the suburbs, which isn't easy since she and her family are werewolves. When she falls in love with a human, she must sort out her loyalties.

Nothing to fear

Karen Rose.

Romance, Thriller

As director of an inner-city woman's shelter, Dana Dupinsky safeguards many secrets. Some are new identities; some are new addresses; and some are even hidden truths about herself. Passionately dedicated to Hanover House and the women she protects, Dana has always been reluctant to look for love. But now, just as a case puts her and a child in mortal danger, it seems that love has come looking for her. Security expert Ethan Buchanan learned to st...

Song yet sung

James McBride.

Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction

Nowhere has the drama of American slavery played itself out with more tension than in the dripping swamps of Maryland's eastern shore, where abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, born less than thirty miles apart, faced off against nefarious slave traders in a catch-me-if-you-can game that fueled fear and brought economic hardship to both white and black families. Trapped in the middle were the watermen, a group of America'...

Beach Lane

Sherryl Woods.


"New York Times"-bestselling author Woods returns to Chesapeake Shores with aheartfelt story about the healing power of love. Original.

What the dead know

Laura Lippman.


Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found and those familiar with the case have always been tortured by these questions: How do you kidnap two girls ? Who-or what-could have lured the two sisters away from a busy mall on a Saturday afternoon without leaving behind a single clue or witness? Now a clearly disoriented woman involved in a rush-hour hit-and-run claims to be the younger of the long-gon...

First impressions.

by Nora Roberts.


"New York Times"-bestselling author Nora Roberts offers this two-in-one volume of holiday tales sure to warm the heart. Includes the classic story "First Impressions" accompanied by "Blithe Images." Reissue.

Never Call Retreat : Lee and Grant: The Final Victory.

Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen ; contributing editor ; Albert S. Hanser.

Historical Fiction

New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen conclude their inventive trilogy with this remarkable answer to the great "what if" of the American Civil War: Could the South have indeed won? After his great victories at Gettysburg and Union Mills, General Robert E. Lee's attempt to bring the war to a final conclusion by attacking Washington, D.C., fails. However, in securing Washington, the remnants of the valiant Union...


James A. Michener.

Historical Fiction

" Michener's most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope." THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER" Brilliantly written." ASSOCIATED PRESSOnce again James A. Michener brings history to life with this 400-year saga of America's great bay and its Eastern Shore. Following Edmund Steed and his remarkable family, who parallel the settling and forming of the nation, CHESAPEAKE sweeps readers from the unspoiled world of the Native Americans to the voyages of Ca...