Historical Fiction

Direct Links:

Domestic Manners of Americans - Frances Trollope’s travels in 19th century America

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (WW II, three women, undelivered letter)

The Time in Between  – Madrid in the 1930s

Train Dreams - the American West

For the following reviews, just use the space on the main page – “Type in the title to find a review” and it will take you right to the book.

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (four people trying to survive war in Sarajevo)

Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharatt (Salem)

Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier (Cornwall, pirates, romance)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Anne  Shaffer and Annie Barrows  (Channel Islands, WW II)

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (a stolen manuscript, WW II, true love

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (historical fiction; WW II, romance)

Great House by Nicole Krauss

The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder (fictitious letters of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, etc.)

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (three Hungarian Jewish brothers, WW II)

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, and a boy)

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Laura Weisberger

Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Historical fiction; Nigeria)

The Map of True Places by Brumonia Barry

My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (historical fiction: Civil War)

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey (Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1830s trip to America)

Queen of the Underworld by Gail Godwin (historical fiction; 1950s Cuban Miami)

The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Gunning (American Revolution)

A Short History of Women by Dorothy Trevor Townsend (women’s suffrage)

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck  (humorous sequel to Cannery Row)

Waiting by Ha Jin (love and politics in China)

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (historical fiction, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII)


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