Best historical fiction novels

Best historical fiction novels (non real)
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message 1: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis 365 voters were here before me, and nobody had added Catch-22; All Quiet on the Western Front; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; Snow Falling on Cedars;The Color Purple; The Killer Angels; or anything at all by E.L. Doctorow or Willa Cather? If you want to vote for any of these, you will have to flip through a couple of pages to get there! They are buried at the back, at least as of this writing.


message 2: by Missp (new)

Missp Into The Wilderness by Sara Donati. The series is on par with Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.


message 3: by Donna (last edited Jul 16, 2015 06:48PM) (new)

Donna Davis Found and removed 19 duplicates. Removed from #329 for being nonfiction: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.


message 4: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 26, 2017 09:44AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Donna wrote: "365 voters were here before me, and nobody had added Catch-22..."

Considering Catch-22 was first published in 1961, 16 years after WWII, it is not surprising, as the title of this Listopia mentions historical novels...

There are several other books on this list that wouldn't qualify as historical though, and as we can't ask the creator of the list what he or she meant by 'historical' exactly....


message 5: by Donna (last edited Feb 26, 2017 11:17AM) (new)

Donna Davis Booklovinglady wrote: "Donna wrote: "365 voters were here before me, and nobody had added Catch-22..."

Considering Catch-22 was first published in 1961, 16 years after WWII, it is not surprising, as the title of this Li..."


Your point is well taken, but the list's creator did give us some wiggle room. But oh how I love that book. It's one of my all time favorite novels.
I have noticed that books that are newly published or about to be published that are set in the 1970s are being shelved (by readers) as historical fiction, and I look at that and say, Not yet. Not yet. Maybe it's pride; I went to high school in the 70s, darn it.


message 6: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 2 duplicates.


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