Historical Fiction

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This short story collection by Newbery Award-winner Madeleine L’Engle, published posthumously by her granddaughter, is aimed more at L’Engle scholars and devoted fans than recreational readers fami

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“Almost everything about The King of Warsaw is gripping . . .”

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The Book of Longings is well named, well inspired, and well imagined—a superlative effort from a writer at the top of her game.”

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“two love stories seen as a continuing parable, of men in two centuries adjusting to the changing world around them, while each comes to terms with the environment in his own way.”

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“an extra ordinarily charming adaptation of one the most overlooked and most important people in Jane Austen’s life . . .”

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In the final weeks of World War II, when Walter Kempowski was 15 years old, he watched tens of thousands of his fellow Germans scramble westward through his hometown from their once-conquered terri

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“A worthy read for those who love plot twists and Elizabethan history.”

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Laura Joh Rowland switches from 17th century Japan to 1890s London in her memorable new series featuring a likeable trio of crime scene photographers for the Daily World newspaper.

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“This book is slated as the start of a new series and holds great promise to be a good one.”

Amid the screaming, bloody chaos of war, what’s one more dead body?

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The Night Watchman is above all a story of resilience. . . .

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“Discover a brooding and eerie gothic tale of a wonderland filled with something other than wonder, and a fairyland that is dark and dangerous.”

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Dhananjaya Rajaratnam, also known as Danny, lives in Sydney, Australia. He’s an illegal immigrant trying to remain in the shadows, unnoticed and undiscovered.

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“an astonishing book.”

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“Chiavaroli does a good job of tying up the various loose ends she has created.

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“a nuanced exploration of family jealousies, mental illness, and repercussions that reverberate throughout generations.”

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“this novel is definitely a page-turner.”

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“Whether sharing a piece of history or capturing the theme of this fictional book through the words of a character, Allende beautifully reveals the mastery of her prose

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My Red Heaven is inspired by a painting of the same by Otto Fruendlich that is abstract and wonderful.

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“a shattering portrayal of utter loneliness, guilt, and despair.”

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James L. May has written a remarkable debut novel that brings to life one of the worst periods of soviet history.

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“In three striking pieces, A Season Past gives us three different men who ventured into that world of inhumanity and shows us their hard journeys home.”

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“Huie has taken this story and twisted it like a pretzel. And like a warm pretzel with lots of salt and mustard, this one is satisfying to the very end.”

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“TR deputized Hay to investigate the accident . . . or was it an attempted assassination?”

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“an intriguing and tightly written drama, pointing out as it does that what one wishes to be true, and what actually is the truth don’t always mesh.”

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“thanks to the author’s skill, the plot is tight, the scenario plausible, and the narrative tidy and intelligent, conveyed with a wry undertone throughout.”

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