Historical Fiction Book Lists
The Best Historical Fiction Books of All Time
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She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
Find a cozy reading spot, and go back in time! Find your next historical fiction read on this book list, from beloved tales now in paperback to the latest stories hitting bookshelves this autumn. Discover more fall essentials from all your favorite genres. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. From the National Book Award—winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.
The delight of great historical fiction is the journey backward into a fully realized world, a specific time and place—the best of it working like the Wardrobe into Narnia, a kind of magic of imagination. It shows us a past both active and alive, full of human beings being. As I grew from a reader into a writer , I found myself writing that sort of novel and poising those types of questions. And what does that mean for us, now? Beloved blew the roof off my mind when I read it, both as a white American and as a writer starting out.