1920s Text Set
Atlantic Fever by Joe Jackson
A fast-paced, dynamic account of the race to cross the Atlantic, and the larger-than-life personalities of the aviators who captured the world's attention In 1919, a prize of $25,000 was offered to the first aviator to cross the Atlantic in either direction between France and America. Although it was one of the most coveted prizes in the world, it sat unclaimed (not without efforts) for eight long years, until the spring of 1927. It was then, during five incredibly tense weeks, that one of those magical windows in history opened, when there occurred a nexus of technology, innovation, character, and spirit that led so many contenders (from ...view middle of the document...
*20 copies available (+eBooks and audio versions available)
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
In the spring of 1929, eighteen-year-old Cordelia Grey and her stage-struck friend Letty Larkspur run away from their small Ohio town to seek their fortunes in New York City and soon find themselves drawn into situations and relationships, particularly with the dazzling Astrid Donal, that change their lives forever.
*15 copies available (+ eBooks and audio versions available)
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives.
*78 copies available (+eBooks and audio versions available)
Harlem Redux by Persia Walker
A murder mystery set among the black bourgeoisie, it is also the heady tale of a bygone era ... compelling family intrigue and a full, vibrant portrait of that storied era when Harlem's pulse was the rhythm of black America.
*1 copy available
The Runaway by Glen Huser
In 1923 Alberta, Leroy "Doodlebug" Barnstable runs away from his aunt and abusive cousins and finds work with a travelling Chautauqua show.
*3 copies available
Passing by Nella Larsen
Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in Harlem's vibrant society of the 1920s, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence — until a chance encounter with a childhood friend who has been "passing for white." Passing offers fascinating psychological insights into issues of race and gender.
*1 copy available
Monkey Town : The Summer of Scopes Trial by Ronald Kidd
When her father hatches a plan to bring publicity to their small Tennessee town by arresting a local high school teacher for teaching about evolution, the resulting 1925 Scopes trial prompts fifteen-year-old Frances to rethink many of her beliefs about religion and truth, as well as her relationship with her father.
*5 copies available
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Roberto Bolaño tells the story of two modern-day Quixotes--the last survivors of an underground literary movement, perhaps of literature itself--on a tragicomic quest through a darkening, entropic universe: our own.
*0 copies available
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
The year is 1918. America is fighting a war on foreign soil that has divided the nation. Meanwhile, rumors of the spread of the deadliest epidemic ever are causing panic on the home front. The uninfected town of Commonwealth, Washington, votes to quarantine itself, and two young friends are asked to guard the town entrance and keep strangers out.