Historical Fiction

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“Kudos to Kate Morton for spinning such a tale.”

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor is a journey into the past . . . and then again, further into the past.

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While the works of Amy Tan, Gish Jen, and other popular Asian-American writers have charted the trials and tribulations of immigrants in the United States, Lucy Tan reverses field in her low-key, i

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Simon Stålenhag’s The Electric State matches the notable Swedish artist’s futuristic digital paintings with an original story to produce an awe-inspiring vision of a species committing sui

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How marvelous to have Charles Todd set the tenth Bess Crawford mystery in Wales, the least written about part of the British Isles.

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Time’s Convert, the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness, tells the story of Marcus MacNeil, a drifter running from his past, who finds himself wo

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Love, loss and freedom take center stage in Daniel Mason’s The Winter Soldier. The novel chronicles the life of Lucius, a well-bred Polish-Austrian doctor from Vienna, beginning with his d

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"Victoria Glendinning’s historical novel, The Butcher’s Daughter, offers a richly textured chronicle set in Tudor England . . ."

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Extravagant and demonic, the second novel by Christian Kracht opens with the most precise description of the act of committing hari-kari that you will ever read.  Precision is central to The De

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Jacinda Bourne and her two sisters supported themselves and to some extent their amiable but financially reckless Uncle Ernest, as partners in the Bourne Matrimonial Agency.

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“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”

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“The Mitford Murders is the first in what promises to be an absorbing mystery series.”

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When Navajo Tribal Police officer Bernadette Manuelito reluctantly arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for teens in the El Malpais badlands, she discovers that one of the youn

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“an exploration into the mystery that is the human mind, pointing out that real-life devils live among us.”

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“Interesting, intriguing, and informative, Fools and Mortals is highly recommended.”

Interesting, Intriguing, Informative

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“An excellent read from a remarkable storyteller.”

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Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households.

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Book Three of Tony Schumacher’s alternate history of WWII Britain pits Detective John Rossett against a rogue Nazi assassin called the Bear and a group of Nazi officers colluding with British Resis

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The election of Donald Trump as America’s president has shed new light on something called the “deep state.” This term, which was first widely used in the case of the Republic of Turkey, specifical

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“Havana Libre works well as a sociological commentary, but as a mystery novel or a thriller, it’s a dud.”

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“like Hans Christian Andersen’s tales, these stories seem more than fairy tales, the twist of their endings staying with the reader long after the book is closed.”

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“the most frightening book to be published this year . . . Lizzie Borden . . . reminds one that the scariest monster is always a human one.”

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What happened to the amazing Jennifer Egan who wrote the genre-bending, Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad and the intricately haunting bestseller The Keep?

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Forest Dark, Nicole Krass’ fourth and most interior, introspective, cerebral, and autobiographical novel to date, is about two Jewish-American characters.

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“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”

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