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

Haunting Paris : a novel / Mamta Chaudhry.
"In the summer of 1989, while all of Paris is poised to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, Sylvie mourns the loss of her lover, Julien, and is unable to find solace in the music that has always been her refuge. But when she accidentally …
Call your daughter home / Deb Spera.
It's 1924 South Carolina, and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation which devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die…
The survivors / Kate Furnivall.
"Germany, 1945. The Allied Military Government has set up Displaced Persons camps throughout war-ravaged Germany, to house the millions of devastated people throughout Europe who have lost everything. Klara Janowska is one of these. In her thirties, half …
Summer of '69 / Elin Hilderbrand.
Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantuck…
Paris, 7 a.m. / Liza Wieland.
June 1937. Elizabeth Bishop, still only a young woman and not yet one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, arrives in France with her college roommates. They are in search of an escape, and inspiration, far from the protective world of …
Doublespeak / Alisa Smith.
Lieutenant Lena Stillman has been left, nearly alone, on her code-breaking mission in remote Alaska. World War II has been over for a month, but due to crimes committed a lifetime ago, Lena is still under the control of the powerful Miss Maggie. Shaken by…
The summer country : a novel / Lauren Willig.
Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan -- merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her cou…
Montauk / Nicola Harrison.
"Montauk, Long Island, 1938. For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York City's wealthy elite. Beatrice Bordeaux was looking forward to a summer of reigniting the passion between her and her husband, Harry. Inst…
City of girls / Elizabeth Gilbert.
Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly plea…
Old baggage : a novel / Lissa Evans.
"1928. Riffling through a cupboard, Matilda Simpkin comes across a small wooden club--an old possession that she hasn't seen for more than a decade. Immediately, memories come flooding back to Mattie--memories of a thrilling past, which only further serve…
Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel / James Markert.
"A once-beloved hotel and a fountain whose water suddenly can restore lost memories. But is it a miracle, or are there strings attached?"--Provided by publisher.
The great pretenders / Laura Kalpakian.
"An unforgettable novel from an award-winning author about an ambitious young agent's daring fight to protect blacklisted writers in McCarthy-era Hollywood and her passionate relationship with an African American journalist. Outraged by her grandfather's…
Bakhita : a novel of the Saint of Sudan / Véronique Olmi ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.
"Inspired by the true story of a former slave who became a saint, this poignant novel explores how a human being can survive the obliteration of her identity, and how kindness and generosity can be born out of profound trauma. She recalls little of her ch…
One thousand white women : the journals of May Dodd / Jim Fergus.
"One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd's journey west into the unknown. Yet the unknown is far better fare than the life she left behind. Committed to an insane asylum by her blue-blood family for the crime of loving a man beneath her station, May…