Category: Historical Fiction
The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland
A shocking story in a young nation, tearing apart a community in a single night.
Recitatif by Toni Morrison
In this 1983 short story—the only short story Morrison ever wrote.
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
It is 1985 in a small Irish town.
Stoner by John Williams
John Williams’ luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection.
The Night Ship by Jess Kidd
A girl shipwrecked on an island off Western Australia and, 300 years later, a boy finding a home with his grandfather on the very same island…
Love and Saffron by Kim Fay
The #1 Indie Next Pick, in the vein of the classic 84, Charing Cross Road and Meet Me at the Museum, this witty and tender novel follows two women in 1960s America as they discover that food really does connect us all, and that friendship and laughter are the best medicine. When twenty-seven-year-old Joan Bergstrom sends a fan…
Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook
For readers of The Light Between Oceans and The Island of Sea Women, a feminist adventure story set against the backdrop of the dangerous pearl diving industry in 19th-century Western Australia, about a young English woman who sets off to uncover the truth about the disappearance of her eccentric father. Western Australia, 1886. After months at sea, a…
Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
A sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman’s quest for acceptance in post–World War II Japan.
No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib
Synopsis Exit West meets An American Marriage in this breathtaking and evocative novel about a young Syrian couple in the throes of new love, on the cusp of their bright future…when a travel ban rips them apart on the eve of their son’s birth—from the author of The Girls at 17 Swann Street. Hadi and Sama are a young…
A History of What Comes Next (Take Them to the Stars #1) by Sylvain Neuvel
A darkly satirical first contact thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them… Synopsis Showing that truth is stranger than fiction, Sylvain Neuvel weaves a scifi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir, blending a fast moving, darkly satirical look…
Whose Names Are Unknown by Sanora Babb
Sanora Babb’ s long-hidden novel Whose Names Are Unknown tells an intimate story of the High Plains farmers who fled drought dust storms during the Great Depression.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.