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Historical Fiction

Historical fiction is set in the past and is a fictionalized or imagined account by the author. Book Buzz places books in this category if the author is writing about a time period at least 25 years before the publication date. This genre includes: historical novels, fictional biographies or memoirs, historical mysteries, historical dramas, historical romance, historical family sagas, alternative history, and historical fantasy.

by Eoin Colfer

The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr

American Pastoral
by Philip Roth

America’s First Daughter
by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Angle of Repose
by Wallace Stegner

An Appetite for Violets
by Martine Bailey

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Beautiful Ruins: A Novel
by Jess Walter

Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate

The Berlin Boxing Club
by Robert Sharenow

Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
by Mark Sullivan

The Blue Castle
by L.M. Montgomery

The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne

Carnegie’s Maid
by Marie Benedict

Catherine, Called Birdy
by Karen Cushman

by Leslie Marmon Silko

The Chaperone
by Laura Moriarty

by Joanne Harris

The Chosen
by Chaim Potok

Christmas Bells
by Jennifer Chiaverini

Circling the Sun
by Paula McLain

Cold Mountain
by Charles Frazier

Cold Sassy Tree – Leaving Cold Sassy
by Olive Ann Burns

Crispin: The Cross of Lead
by Avi

Cry, the Beloved Country
by Alan Paton

Dancing at the Rascal Fair
by Ivan Doig

Davita’s Harp
by Chaim Potok

The Dovekeepers
by Alice Hoffman

by Julianne Donaldson

Egg & Spoon
by Gregory Maguire

by Robert Harris

Fever, 1793
by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Forgotten Garden
by Kate Morton

A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles

Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

The Good Earth
by Pearl S. Buck

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
by Jeannette Walls

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

The Hired Girl
by Laura Amy Schlitz

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest
by Melanie Dickerson

The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd

A Jar of Dreams
by Yoshiko Uchida

A Journey to the End of the Millennium: A Novel of the Middle Ages
by A.B. Yehoshua

The Kitchen House
by Kathleen Grissom

The Lake House
by Kate Morton

The Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman

Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
by Laura Esquivel

Love Medicine: New and Expanded Version
by Louise Erdrich

Lucky Strikes
By Louis Bayard

Mean Spirit
by Linda Hogan

The Mists of Avalon
by Marion Zimmer Bradley

by Alan Brennert

Moon Over Manifest
by Clare Vanderpool

News of the World
by Paulette Jiles

Night Flight
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

O Pioneers!
by Willa Cather

Ordinary Grace
William Kent Krueger

The Orphan Keeper
by Camron Wright

Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

The Other Typist
by Suzanne Rindell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
by Nadia Hashimi

Prayers for Sale
by Sandra Dallas

The Ring and the Crown
by Melissa de la Cruz

Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
by Beth Hoffman

The Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton

Shanghai Girls
by Lisa See

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells
by Sarah M. Eden

The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey

Snow Falling on Cedars
by  David Guterson

The Summer Before the War
by Helen Simonson

That Summer
by Lauren Willig

These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901: Arizona Territories
by Nancy E. Turner

The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield

A Town Like Alice
by Nevil Shute

The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

What She Left Behind
by Ellen Marie Wiseman

The Whistling Season
by Ivan Doig

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare

Year of Wonders
by Geraldine Brooks