Historical Fiction

Recent historical fiction releases.
Updated June 12, 2024
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The Women
Hannah, Kristin.
An instant Sunday Times bestseller and soon to be a major motion picture! 'Astonishing. Compelling. Powerful' - Delia Owens, bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing 'Stuns with sacrifice. Uplifts with heroism' - Bonnie Garmus,...
The fraud
Smith, Zadie
The New York Times bestseller * One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year * One of NPR's Best Books of the Year * Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and BookPage * One of Oprah Daily's Best Novels of 2023 "[A] brilliant...
North Woods
Mason, Daniel
When a pair of young lovers abscond from a Puritan colony, little do they know that their humble cabin in the woods will become the home of an extraordinary succession of human and inhuman characters alike. An English soldier, destined for glory, abandons the battlefields of the New World to...
The armor of light
Follett, Ken
The vaster wilds
Groff, Lauren
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Exhilarating' GUARDIAN 'Her writing has a timeless quality' THE TIMES ' Has a visionary quality' OBSERVER A profound and explosive novel about a spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive ...
The fox wife
Choo, Yangsze
'Vivid, enigmatic, enchanting' M. L. Rio 'Irresistible' Sunday Times Some people think foxes go around collecting qi, or life force, but nothing could be further than the truth. We are living creatures, just like you, only usually better looking . . .<...
Let us descend a novel
Ward, Jesmyn
From Jesmyn Ward--the two-time National Book Award winner, youngest winner of the Library of Congress Prize for Fiction, and MacArthur Fellow--comes a haunting masterpiece, sure to be an instant classic, about an enslaved girl in the years before the Civil War. "'Let...
The warm hands of ghosts : a novel
Arden, Katherine
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * During the Great War, a combat nurse searches for her brother, believed dead in the trenches despite eerie signs that suggest otherwise, in this hauntingly beautiful historical novel with a speculative twist, from the author of The Bear and the Nightingale.
The river we remember : a novel
Krueger, William Kent
AN EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE In 1958, a small Minnesota town is rocked by a shocking murder, pouring fresh fuel on old grievances in this dazzling novel, an instant New York Times bestseller and "a work of art" (The Denver Post). On Memorial Day...
The storm we made
Chan, Vanessa (Novelist)
READERS ARE LOVING THE STORM WE MADE: Difficult to put down once started. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is not a book to be missed. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An absolutely exceptional book that will never leave me.⭐⭐&...
The Phoenix Crown
Quinn, Kate.
An unforgettable story about the intertwined lives of two wronged women, spanning from the chaos of the San Francisco earthquake to the glittering palaces of Versailles... San Francisco, 1906. In a city bustling with newly minted millionaires and scheming upstarts, two very different...
The Familiar
Bardugo, Leigh.
In a shabby house in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil. But when her scheming mistress discovers her scullion is hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to win over the royal court. ...
Can't we be friends : a novel of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
Bryce, Denny S.
Award-winning author Denny S. Bryce and USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight collaborate on a brilliant novel that uncovers the boundary-breaking, genuine friendship between Ella Fitzgerald, the Queen of Jazz, and iconic movie star Marilyn Monroe.  One woman was...
Learned by heart
Donoghue, Emma
"A wrenching love story" (Chris Bohjalian, The Washington Post) based on the true story of two girls who fall secretly, deeply, and dangerously in love at boarding school in 19th century York, from the bestselling author of Room and The Wonder. Drawing on years of...
James
Everett, Percival
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR FOR 2024 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * A brilliant, action-packed reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and darkly humorous, told from the enslaved Jim's point of view
The tower
Carr, Flora
'Richly detailed' THE NEW YORKER 'Carr has taken an often overly romanticised historical figure and given her new life and originality.' THE TIMES 'A vivid, visceral read' TRACY CHEVALIER 'Bold and immediate' TLS<...
The woman with no name : a novel
Blake, Audrey
"Resilience, courage, and bravery outshine the enemy is this fast-paced, historical read." - Booklist Older, diminutive, overlooked...she becomes one of the most ferocious and feared espionage agents in the war against the Nazis. World War II London, 1942.
Switchboard soldiers : a novel
Chiaverini, Jennifer
From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a bold, revelatory novel about one of the great untold stories of World War I--the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, who broke down gender barriers in the military and battled a pandemic as they helped lead the...
The housekeepers : a novel
Hay, Alex, (Writer)
The night of London's grandest ball, a bold group of women downstairs launch a daring revenge heist against Mayfair society in this dazzling historical novel about power, gender, and class Mrs. King is no ordinary housekeeper. Born into a world of con artists and...
The reformatory
Due, Tananarive
A gripping, page-turning novel set in Jim Crow Florida that follows Robert Stephen Jones as he's sent to a segregated reform school that is a chamber of terrors where he sees the horrors of racism and injustice, for the living, and the dead.
The London bookshop affair : a novel
Fein, Louise
From the bestselling author of Daughter of the Reich, an historical drama set in London about a bookshop involved in an espionage network. "An utterly atmospheric and completely compelling read!" --Julia Kelly, international bestselling author of The Lost English Girl ...
Crook manifesto a novel
Whitehead, Colson
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Colson Whitehead continues his Harlem saga in a powerful and hugely-entertaining novel that summons 1970s New York in all its seedy glory. It's 1971. Trash piles up on the streets, crime is at an all-time high, the city is careening towards...
The silver bone
Kurkov, Andreĭ
"Andrey Kurkov is often called Ukraine's greatest living writer, and it is a gift for crime fiction fans that he writes in this genre" New York Times "A very intriguing and atmospheric novel by a highly accomplished writer . . . A fascinating read in the light of...
All the world beside
Conley, Garrard
From the New York Times bestselling author of Boy Erased, an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the love story between two men in Puritan New England. Cana, Massachusetts: a utopian vision of 18th-century Puritan New England. To the outside world, Reverend...
The Royal Librarian
Wood, Daisy.
A royal palace. A closed book. A betrayal that will echo through generations... Windsor, 1940: Secretly tasked with foiling a suspected plot, Sophie Klein is placed in the Royal Library at Windsor castle, where the princesses reside. But when she learns that Windsor is compromised,...
Sisters of fortune
Huber, Anna Lee
Readers of The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe will be captivated as the USA Today bestselling author expertly weaves real historical figures and events into this vivid, surprising, emotionally powerful novel about longing for independence and love-and the moments that irrevocably...
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