If you decide upon a classic that's now in the public domain, you may want to try a digital version:
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Check out the work of these well-known authors.
We may not have every title here, but check the
Bel-Tib Public Library
Corte Madera Library.
Christopher Paul Curtis
Elizabeth George Speare
Mildred D. Taylor
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Browsing Historical Fiction
These links will bring you directly to the LIMC catalog.
Take a look at a few Bel-Tib Public books:
The hired girl
by Laura Amy Schlitz
Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs chronicles her life in a journal when she leaves her family's farm in Pennsylvania to work as a hired girl in Baltimore in the summer of 1911.
A death-struck year
by Makiia Lucier
Determined to ride out the deadly Spanish influenza epic of 1918 in her home rather than in the quarantined boarding-school dorms of the Pacific Northwest, headstrong 17-year-old Cleo volunteers with the Red Cross and witnesses harrowing realities while falling in love with a handsome medical student. A first novel.
These shallow graves
by Jennifer Donnelly
A young woman in 19th-century New York City must struggle against gender and class boundaries when her father is found dead of a supposed suicide that she believes is more than meets the eye, but in order to uncover the truth, she will have to decide how much she is willing to risk and lose.