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Results for Best Historical Fiction

WINNER 6,918 votes

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
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After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, afte ...more

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
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6,516 votes
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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5,662 votes
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
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4,956 votes
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
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4,360 votes
Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell
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3,889 votes
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
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3,633 votes
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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2,952 votes
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
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2,691 votes
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer
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2,564 votes
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
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1,805 votes
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
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1,553 votes
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
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1,274 votes
The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy
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1,230 votes
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
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1,071 votes
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
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1,047 votes
Winter of the World by Ken Follett
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726 votes
The Healing by Jonathan Odell
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419 votes
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
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243 votes
The Second Empress by Michelle Moran
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166 votes
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
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