Historical Fiction

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  • Lucky Us

    By Amy Bloom

    Our Price: $6.00 - $6.95
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812978940
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: July 2015
    Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. From Brooklyn’s beauty parlors to London’s West End, a group of unforgettable people love, lie, cheat and survive in this story of our fragile, absurd, heroic species. 272p.
  • Manhattan Beach

    By Jennifer Egan

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476716732
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: October 2017
  • Margaret the First

    By Danielle Dutton

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781936787357
    • Publisher: Catapult
    • Published: March 2016
    Dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted and wildly unconventional 17th-century Duchess whose husband encouraged her writing and desire for a career, which earned her fame and infamy in England. Original. 10,000 first printing.
  • Pachinko

    By Min Jin Lee

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781455563920
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: November 2017
  • Promise

    By Minrose Gwin

    Our Price: $25.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062471710
    • Publisher: William Morrow
    • Published: February 2018
    In the aftermath of a devastating tornado that rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression, two women worlds apart--one black, one white; one a great-grandmother, the other a teenager--fight for their families' survival in this lyrical and powerful novelA few minutes after 9 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1936, a massive funnel cloud flashing a giant fireball and roaring like a runaway train careened into the thriving cotton-mill town of Tupelo, Mississippi, killing more than two hundred people--not counting an unknown number of black citizens, one-third of Tupelo's population, who were not included in the official casualty figures.When the tornado hits, Dovey, a local laundress, is flung by the terrifying winds into a nearby lake. Bruised and nearly drowned, she makes her way across Tupelo to find her small family--her hardworking husband, Virgil; her clever sixteen-year-old granddaughter, Dreama; and Promise, Dreama's beautiful light-skinned three-month-old son.Slowly navigating the broken streets of Tupelo, Dovey stops at the house of the despised McNabb family. Inside, she discovers that the tornado has spared no one, including Jo, the McNabbs' dutiful teenage daughter, who has suffered a terrible head wound. When Jo later discovers a baby in the wreckage, she is certain that she's found her baby brother, Tommy, and vows to protect him.During the harrowing hours and days of the chaos that follows, Jo and Dovey will struggle to navigate a landscape of disaster and to battle both the demons and the history that link and haunt them. Drawing on historical events, Minrose Gwin beautifully imagines natural and human destruction in the Deep South of the 1930s through the experiences of two remarkable women whose lives are indelibly connected by forces beyond their control. A story of loss, hope, despair, grit, courage, and race, Promise reminds us of the transformative power and promise that come from confronting our most troubled relations with one another.
  • See What I Have Done

    By Sarah Schmidt

    Our Price: $8.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802128133
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: June 2018
  • Song of the Shank

    By Jeffery Renard Allen

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555976804
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: June 2014
    Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century slave and musical genius who performs under the name Blind Tom, profoundly changes the lives of all who encounter him as he struggles to navigate through the American landscape during the Civil War era. Original. 25,000 first printing.
  • Tangerine

    By Christine Mangan

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062686664
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: March 2018
    The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends--once inseparable roommates--haven't spoken in more than a year. But here was Lucy, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be glad for a friendly face. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy--always fearless and independent--helps Alice to emerge from her flat and explore the country.But soon, a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice--she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind.Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a book--a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless.
  • The Alchemist's Daughter

    By Katharine McMahon

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307335852
    • Publisher: CROWN PUBLISHERS, INC.
    • Published: October 2006
    Growing up under the watchful eye of her father, an eccentric chemist, young Emilie Selden is a female scientist--and alchemist--in an eighteenth-century world that dismisses female accomplishment, until an unexpected encounter with the temptations of the outside world lures her away from her home, her work, and her father. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
  • The Blood of Flowers

    By Anita Amirrezvani

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316065771
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: May 2008
    After her father dies without leaving her with a dowry, a seventeenth-century Persian teen becomes a servant to her wealthy rug designer uncle in the court of Shah Abbas the Great, where her weaving talents prove both a blessing and curse.
  • The Children of Jocasta

    By Natalie Haynes

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781609454807
    • Publisher: Europa Editions
    • Published: November 2018
  • The Elephant's Journey

    By Jose Saramago

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547574110
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: May 2011
    In 1551, King Joao II of Portugal gives Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon, along with his keeper, Subhro. The two have been living in dismal conditions, forgotten in a corner of the palace grounds. When it occurs to the king and queen that an elephant might be an appropriate wedding gift, everyone rushes to get them ready: Subhro is given two new suits of clothes and Solomon a long-overdue scrub. Accompanied by the archduke, his new bride, and the royal guard, these unlikely heroes traverse a continent riven by the Reformation and civil war. They make their way through the storied cities of northern Italy, including Trento, where the Council of Trent is session. They brave the Alps and the terrifying Isarco and Brenner passes; they sail across the Mediterranean Sea and up the Inn River. At last, their extraordinary journey ends with a grand entry into the imperial city of Vienna. 205p.
  • The Essex Serpent

    By Sarah Perry

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062666383
    • Publisher: Custom House
    • Published: April 2018
  • The Girls

    By Emma Cline

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812988024
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 2017
  • The Glass Ocean

    By Beatriz Williams

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062642455
    • Publisher: William Morrow
    • Published: September 2018

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