Adult Historical Fiction

These historical fiction books are new to our shelves in the last 30 days (most recent on top).

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List

Jackie & me / a novel by Louis Bayard.
"In 1951, former debutante Jacqueline Bouvier is hard at work as the Inquiring Camera Girl for a Washington newspaper. Her mission in life is 'not to be a housewife,' but when she meets the charismatic congressman Jack Kennedy at a Georgetown party, her r…
Lapvona / Ottessa Moshfegh.
"Little Marek, the abused and delusional son of the village shepherd, never knew his mother; his father told him she died in childbirth. One of life’s few consolations for Marek is his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, who suckled him whe…
Moonlight and the pearler's daughter / Lizzie Pook.
"Western Australia, 1886 After months at sea, a slow boat makes its passage from London to the shores of Bannin Bay. The sea is a shocking blue, and gulls float above battered mangrove jetties. From the deck, young Eliza Brightwell and her family eye thei…
Unfailing love / Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan.
"Lillian Walsh and Grace Bennett have learned so much already about caring for children in distress. It hasn't been easy, but it becomes even more difficult when they suddenly discover that three children have run away. Concerned for the trio's safety, th…
Shadowed loyalty / Roseanna M. White.
"Sabina Mancari never questioned her life as the daughter of Chicago's leading mob boss until bullets tear apart her world and the man she thought she loved turns out to be an undercover Prohibition agent. Ambushes, bribes, murder prostitution -- all her …
Iron pants / Elaine Meyers.
"Iron was in her blood and made her orphan-strong. No one could take her family without a battle. When her mother died, Josephine heard a new voice. She called this voice Iron Pants. Set in rural Appalachia, the Duke sisters are orphaned when tuberculosis…
Long way home / Lynn Austin.
"Peggy Serrano couldn't wait for her best friend to come home from the war. But the Jimmy Barnett who returns is much different from the Jimmy who left, changed so drastically by his experience that he can barely function. When he attempts the unthinkable…
Horse / Geraldine Brooks.
"Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on pa…
By her own design : a novel of Ann Lowe, fashion designer to the social register / Piper Huguley.
"Less than a week before the society wedding of the year where Jacqueline Bouvier will marry John F. Kennedy, a pipe bursts at Ann Lowe’s dress shop and ruins eleven dresses, including the expensive wedding dress, a dress that will be judged by thousands.…
The lunar housewife : a novel / Caroline Woods.
"New York City, 1953: Louise Leithauser’s star is on the rise. She’s filed some of the best pieces at her boyfriend Joe’s brand new literary magazine, Downtown (albeit under a male pseudonym), her relationship still makes her weak at the knees, and the sc…
The surgeon's daughter / Audrey Blake.
"In the 19th century, women rarely study medicine. This means that Nora Beady, the only woman in her medical school, constantly feels like an outsider. And when she is chosen to work with the only female professor to develop the caesarian section, Nora dr…
The foundling : a novel / Ann Leary.
"It’s 1927 and eighteen-year-old Mary Engle is hired to work as a secretary at a remote but scenic institution for mentally disabled women called the Nettleton State Village for Feebleminded Women of Childbearing Age. She’s immediately in awe of her emplo…
The last queen / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
"A commoner elevated to royalty, Queen Jindan, when her husband dies, leaving her 6-year-old son to inherit the throne, defies tradition to transform herself into a warrior ruler, determined to protect her people and son's birthright from the encroaching …
All the lights above us / M.B. Henry.
"June 6, 1944. Allied forces hit the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Among the countless lives shattered are those of five spirited women with starkly different lives. As the war reaches its tipping point, each of the women fight for the survival of them…
Written on the wind / Elizabeth Camden.
"Count Dimitri Sokolov has been charged with overseeing construction of the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, but during this work, he witnesses an appalling crime, the truth of which threatens the Russian monarchy. In an effort to silence him, the czar h…