Best 1930s Historical Fiction

Non-genre novels and short stories written after the 1930s, but set (at least partially) in the 1930s. Award-winning, critically acclaimed, well-reviewed by readers, and/or what you've read and loved.

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message 1: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Gone with the Wind is not set in the 1930s.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I think that many people are confusing "published in 1930s" with set in 1930s. For ME I need to know the setting date as publishing information is so easy to find in simple searches. But settings, not so easily determined when trying to grab a quick list of historical fiction by the decade.


message 3: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka Carolyn wrote: "Gone with the Wind is not set in the 1930s."

Deleted it.


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