Exploring the Titanic

Exploring the Titanic

Fictional Accounts

The Time-Traveling Fashionista

cover photo: The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

Twelve-year-old Louise Lambert accepts an invitation to a private sale of vintage clothing, but upon donning an evening gown, she finds herself in 1912 aboard the Titanic as the gown's original owner, silent film star Alice Baxter.

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cover photo: Fateful by Claudia Gray

When seventeen-year-old Tess Davies, a ladies' maid, meets handsome Alec Marlow aboard the RMS Titanic, she quickly becomes entangled in the dark secrets of his past, but her growing love puts her in mortal peril even before fate steps in.

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The Watch That Ends the Night

cover photo: The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

Recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others, including the iceberg itself.

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Raise the Titanic

cover photo: Raise the Titanic by Clive Cussler

U.S. security is at stake and the only hope is a rare element 2 miles below sea level--in the hold of the Titanic!

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A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

catalog link: A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes

A chilling account of terrorists hijacking a cruise ship. A desperate woman's attempt to escape radioactive fallout on a raft. An acute analysis of Gericault's "Scene of Shipwreck." The search of an Englishwoman and an American astronaut for Noah's Ark. These and other stories make up Barnes's witty and sometimes acerbic retelling of the history of the world.

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Jamrach's Menagerie

cover photo: Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch

Following an incident with an escaped tiger, Jaffy Brown goes to work for Mr. Charles Jamrach, famed importer of exotic animals, and begins a three-year whaling expedition in search of a fabled dragon. They succeed in catching the reptilian beast, but, when the ship's whaling venture falls short of expectations, their feelings are reinforced when a violent storm sinks the ship.

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Life of Pi

cover photo: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Speaking of animals and shipwrecks...the son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel, has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with zoo animals bound for new homes. After the ship sinks, Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger.

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The Terror

cover photo: The Terror by Dan Simmons

Hugo-winner Simmons brings the horrific trials and tribulations of arctic exploration vividly to life in this beautifully written historical fiction, which injects a note of supernatural horror into the 1840s Franklin expedition and its doomed search for the Northwest Passage. After their ships are trapped in pack ice, madness, mutiny, and cannibalism follow. And then there's the monstrous creature from the ice...

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The Company of the Dead

cover photo: The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski

A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission is to save the ship, resulting in a world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th Century.

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The Dressmaker

cover photo: The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

A spirited young maid on board the Titanic captures the attentions of two men, a kindhearted sailor and an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. She barely escapes with her life before witnessing media scorn targeting her famous designer mistress.

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Promise Me This

cover photo: Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke

Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Michael is determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen's relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters.

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