Historical Fiction

Reading Trespasses is an exercise in trust, in letting oneself accept the transient failures of an individual while holding fast to their implicit humanity.

Reading Trespasses is an exercise in trust, in letting oneself accept the transient failures of an individual while holding fast to their implicit humanity.

Margaret Verble paints an extraordinary portrait of connection in defiance of racism in this moving novel.

Margaret Verble paints an extraordinary portrait of connection in defiance of racism in this moving novel.

Patience is required to see Kate Atkinson’s latest puzzle through to its end, but the long game pays off, and there’s magic in seeing the whole unexpected picture.

Patience is required to see Kate Atkinson’s latest puzzle through to its end, but the long game pays off, and there’s magic in seeing the whole unexpected picture.

In Mr. Wilder and Me, bitterness isn’t part of Billy Wilder’s makeup, as Jonathan Coe emphasizes the director’s kindness and humility.

In Mr. Wilder and Me, bitterness isn’t part of Billy Wilder’s makeup, as Jonathan Coe emphasizes the director’s kindness and humility.

In bringing Jacqueline Bouvier’s transformative Paris interlude to the page, Ann Mah offers readers a lovely, immersive visit to a vanished city.

In bringing Jacqueline Bouvier’s transformative Paris interlude to the page, Ann Mah offers readers a lovely, immersive visit to a vanished city.

Although some readers may disagree, Ian McEwan’s scathing, unsettling novel posits that knaves and heroes come in all guises, and that everyone is capable of lies, predation and selfishness.

Although some readers may disagree, Ian McEwan’s scathing, unsettling novel posits that knaves and heroes come in all guises, and that everyone is capable of lies, predation and selfishness.

Properties of Thirst was completed after the author’s stroke in 2016, through a process of creative collaboration between Marianne Wiggins, her daughter, and editor David Ulin. We are lucky to witness and experience the result.

Properties of Thirst was completed after the author’s stroke in 2016, through a process of creative collaboration between Marianne Wiggins, her daughter, and editor David Ulin. We are lucky to witness and experience the result.

Anthony Marra’s second novel is an energetic, wildly comical tale that’s bursting with copious historical details. It’s full of passion, energy and exuberance, just like the Hollywood world it portrays.

Anthony Marra’s second novel is an energetic, wildly comical tale that’s bursting with copious historical details. It’s full of passion, energy and exuberance, just like the Hollywood world it portrays.

Jamie Ford’s writing is seductive as he intertwines the lives of Dorothy, Annabel and their ancestors within a rich swirl of history and imagination.

Jamie Ford’s writing is seductive as he intertwines the lives of Dorothy, Annabel and their ancestors within a rich swirl of history and imagination.

Madeline Martin is known for her deeply researched historical fiction and romance novels, and The Librarian Spy is a delight as we follow the World War II adventures of an endearing, quiet bookworm.

Madeline Martin is known for her deeply researched historical fiction and romance novels, and The Librarian Spy is a delight as we follow the World War II adventures of an endearing, quiet bookworm.

Nell Stevens offers an inventive, imaginative approach to historical fiction, full of comic moments but also sorrow, violence and beauty. Her ghostly narrator is full of life, a wonderful guide to another time and place.

Nell Stevens offers an inventive, imaginative approach to historical fiction, full of comic moments but also sorrow, violence and beauty. Her ghostly narrator is full of life, a wonderful guide to another time and place.

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