Finding Historical Fiction

If you are a fan of historical fiction, Books and Authors, an online resource available to library customers, has a wealth of reading suggestions. Browsing the historical fiction category, avid readers will find novels set in a variety of time periods:

Black Mamba Boy. Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed FIC MOH
With the 100 rupees his mother left him, Jama sets off, against incredible odds, to find his father.



The Calligrapher’s Daughter. The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim FIC KIM
The daughter of a renowned calligrapher struggles to find her way in a country where change is all around her.



Infamous. Infamous by Ace Atkins FIC ATK
At the urging of his wife,bank robber George "Machine Gun" Kelly kidnaps oilman Charles Urschel, but the plan goes awry.



Leaving Van Gogh. Leaving Van Gogh by Carol Wallace FIC WAL
Physician Paul Gachet struggles as he attempts to help Vincent Van Gogh during the artist’s final months of his life. In the end, he is defeated.



Pacific Glory. Pacific Glory by P.T. Deutermann FIC DEU
The lives of three friends and former Naval Academy roommates change forever after the attack on Pearl Harbor.



River of Smoke. River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh FIC GHO
A cyclone threatens the lives of passengers aboard three different ships making their way through the Bay of Bengal on the way to Canton.



Snowbound. Snowbound by Richard S. Wheeler FIC WHE
John Fremont’s mission to identify a railway route along the thirty-eighth parallel is threatened when heavy snowfall strands him and his men in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.



We, the Drowned. We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen FIC JEN
Whether on sea or land the inhabitants of the port town of Marstal found their lives difficult and filled with drama.

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