Historical Fiction Not Set During WWII

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel By George Saunders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812985405
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

The “devastatingly moving” (Peoplefirst novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented


Alias Grace: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385490443
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Published: Anchor - October 13th, 1997

The bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments reveals the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century in this "shadowy, fascinating novel" (Time). • A Netflix original miniseries.


Homegoing By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.


Milkman: A Novel By Anna Burns Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450000
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

“Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique.”—The Guardian


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The Underground Railroad: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.


The King at the Edge of the World: A Novel By Arthur Phillips Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812985504
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 11th, 2021

Queen Elizabeth’s spymasters recruit an unlikely agent—the only Muslim in England—for an impossible mission in a mesmerizing novel from “one of the best writers in America” (The Washington Post)


Wolf Hall: A Novel (Wolf Hall Trilogy #1) By Hilary Mantel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250806710
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Published: Picador - May 4th, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Mercies By Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316529235
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 23rd, 2021

The women in an Arctic village must survive a sinister threat after all the men are wiped out by a catastrophic storm in this "gripping novel inspired by a real-life witch hunt. . . . Beautiful and chilling" (Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe).

When the women take over, is it sorcery or power?
 
Finnmark, Norway, 1617.


The Nickel Boys: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this Pulitzer Prize-winning follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
 


The Girls: A Novel By Emma Cline Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812988024
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 9th, 2017

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong


The Everlasting: A Novel By Katy Simpson Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062873675
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

NEW  YORK TIMES BEST HISTORICAL FICTION OF 2020


Half of a Yellow Sun By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400095209
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Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2007

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists—a haunting story of love and war • Recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners” award


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If youre looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and &ldq


The Blind Assassin: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385720953
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Published: Anchor - August 28th, 2001

The bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments weaves together strands of gothic suspense, romance, and science fiction into one utterly spellbinding narrative, beginning with the mysterious death of a young woman named Laura Chase in 1945.


Washington Black By Esi Edugyan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST “A gripping historical narrative exploring both the bounds of slavery and what it means to be truly free.” —Vanity Fair