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What Would Happen if History Happened Differently?

Branch Perryville Branch

Created by Monica Shine
  • Details about Resistance : a novel

    Resistance : a novel

    Owen Sheers.

    1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, a German counterattack lands on British soil. Within a month, half of Britain is occupied. The seat of British government has fled to Worcester, Churchill to Canada. A network of British resistance cells is all that is left to defy the German army. Against this backdrop, Resistance opens with Sarah Lewis, a twenty-six-year-old farmer’s wife, waking to find her husband, Tom, has disappeared. She is not alone, as all the other wom……more

  • Details about Final impact

    Final impact

    John Birmingham.

    “The action is nonstop, the characters very real–and very different from each other–and, to coin a phrase, it makes you think.” –S. M. Stirling, author of Island in the Sea of Time In the year 2021 a multinational fleet–experimenting with untested weapons technology–pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools, and twenty-fir……more

  • Details about The betrayal : the lost life of Jesus

    The betrayal : the lost life of Jesus

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear.

    There is an alternate story of the life of Jesus.nbsp; One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it, ordered them burned, and threatened anyone found copying them with death.nbsp; International bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear put more than thirty years of exhaustive research into this fascinating novel. nbsp; In A.D. 325, Brother Barnabas is a student of the ancient holy texts.nbsp; These b……more

  • Details about Man in the dark

    Man in the dark

    Paul Auster.

    A new novel with a dark political twist from one of Americaâ??s greats.* Man in the Dark is Paul Austerâ??s brilliant, devastating novel about the many realities we inhabit as wars flame all around us. Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his daughterâ??s house in Vermont. When sleep refuses to come, he lies in bed and tells himself stories, struggling to push back thoughts about things he would prefer to forgetâ??his wifeâ??s recen……more

  • Details about Blonde roots

    Blonde roots

    Bernardine Evaristo.

    A provocative novel that upends the history of the transatlantic slave trade, "Blond Roots" reverses and reexamines notions of savagery and civilization as it follows a young woman's journey to freedom.…more

  • Details about The plot against America : a novel

    The plot against America : a novel

    Philip Roth.

    When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for sel?shly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but upon taking of?ce as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler, whose conquest……more

  • Details about 1945

    1945

    Robert Conroy.

    America has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But Japan has only begun to fight. . . . In 1945, history has reached a turning point. A terrible new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no choice but to surrender. But instead, the unthinkable occurs. With their nation burned and shattered, Japanese fanatics set in motion a horrifying endgame–their aim: to take America down with them. In Robert Conroy’s brilliantly imagined epic tale of World War II, Emperor Hirohito&rsqu……more

  • Details about The Eyre affair : a novel

    The Eyre affair : a novel

    Jasper Fforde.

    Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police. Amidst all this, Acheron Hades, Third Most Wanted Man In the World, stea……more

  • Details about Boneshaker

    Boneshaker

    Cherie Priest.

    "Boneshaker" is] a steampunk-zombie-airship adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions, full of wonderfully gnarly details.--Scott Westerfeld, author of "Leviathan."…more

  • Details about Other Earths

    Other Earths

    edited by Nick Gevers and Jay Lake.

    Taking a look at alternative history, this collection features 11 original stories about the different paths Earth might take if certain events never occurred. Authors include Robert Charles Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Alastair Reynolds, and Benjamin Rosenbaum. Original.…more