Historical

Historical fiction presents a story set in the past, often during a significant time period. In historical fiction, the time period is an important part of the setting and often of the story itself.

Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place.

In some historical fiction, famous events appear from points of view not recorded in histor
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Velvet Was the Night
The People We Keep
The Second Mrs. Astor
Sisters in Arms
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
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The Witch Haven
Bombshell (Hell's Belles, #1)
Blind Tiger
Damnation Spring
Clark and Division
The Manningtree Witches
The Riviera House
The Show Girl: A Novel
The Four Winds
Circe
The Carson City Bride (The Marshals Mail Order Brides, #1)
Lightning Strike (Cork O’Connor, #0)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
The Girls in the Attic
Duke of Knight (Gentlemen of Knights, #1)
Matrix
One August Night
The Secret Keeper of Jaipur (The Henna Artist, #2)
Mrs. March
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels, #7)
The Missing Sister (The Seven Sisters, #7)
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Historical Fiction 2018
417 books — 1,039 voters
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165 books — 343 voters

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Historical Fiction 2021
414 books — 658 voters

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Family Saga Novels
764 books — 901 voters
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320 books — 884 voters

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All the Light We Cannot See
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The Diary of a Young Girl
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