Historical Fiction Set in Canada

A list of books that are set in any given historical period of Canadian History. Criteria for this list include: at least 25% of the book must take place in Canada, The book must be written in English or French and must be fictional.
EXCEPTIONS are being made for war/exploration books where the subject holds significance for Canada (ex. WWI, WW2, Acadian diaspora to Louisiana, etc). Canadians have to take a prominent role in the story in order for it to count.
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223 books · 30 voters · list created April 1st, 2017 by Holly (votes) .
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message 1: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Graham If you're looking for more, all I write is Canadian Historical Fiction! My earlier three books are "Tides of Honour" (WW1/Halifax Explosion), "Promises to Keep" (Acadian Expulsion 1755), and "Come From Away" (WW2, Nova Scotia, U-boats, etc). :)


message 2: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Historical fiction does not just mean an 'old' book...


message 3: by Holly (new)

Holly Hi Genevieve, thanks for the heads up! I completely forgot that I created this list. Haha.

I'm confused by your comment booklovinglady. No one said "historical fiction means an old book". Unless your comment was just one in general. It can definitely be a brand new book as long as the subject is Canadian historical fiction.


message 4: by BookLovingLady (last edited Mar 19, 2019 01:17AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Holly wrote: "I'm confused by your comment booklovinglady. No one said "historical fiction means an old book". Unless your comment was just one in general. It can definitely be a brand new book as long as the subject is Canadian historical fiction. ..."

I noticed Bear (#16) on this list for instance, which was first published nearly 45 years ago (an 'old' book for some, as 45 years was a long time ago for some of its readers). But Bear is not historical fiction, as far as I remember anyway.

I agree fully that historical fiction can be a brand new book, by the way, as long as the subject matter is set in the not too recent past. But it doesn't automatically mean that an 'old' book is historical fiction just because of the date it was first published, as it might have been contemporary at the time of publishing. 'Old' books can be historical fiction though, take for example Ivanhoe by Walter Scott, or De lotgevallen van Ferdinand Huyck by Jacob van Lennep.


message 5: by Holly (new)

Holly Ah, I see what you mean. Thanks for explaining Booklovinglady. : )


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