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What historical fiction title would you recommend?

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Here's a list of historical fiction recommendations from the readers of Book Riot.

Have you read historical fiction before? If so, what title would you recommend to the group?


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I loved All the Light We Cannot See, 11/22/63, and Dread Nation.

The last two are alternate histories, with some sci-fi sprinkled in there.


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Sam | 7 comments I loved Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. It's one of my favorite reads. Over a year later, and I still think about certain plot points and wonder about what a line at the end might have meant.


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Heather | 33 comments I loved All the Light We Cannot See, and I've wanted to read Life After Life and Dread Nation for a while! Some of my favorites are Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, and City of Thieves by David Benioff.


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Janice | 56 comments I loved All the Light We Cannot See. I have also loved several books by Geraldine Brooks, including Caleb's Crossing, People Of The Book, and Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. I have yet to read her The Secret Chord, but it is on my radar. I also really liked The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen, and Requiem by Frances Itani, which is beautifully written.


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Janice wrote: "I loved All the Light We Cannot See. I have also loved several books by Geraldine Brooks, including Caleb's Crossing, [book:People Of The Book|115310..."

I've never read any Geraldine Brooks... Would Caleb's Crossing be a good place to start, do you think?


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Janice | 56 comments I did love all three of these, but Years of Wonder was the first I read, and is probably the one that I sped through most quickly. People of the Book is a wonderful tale, but proceeds backward through time, and is a dense story, and a little harder to follow. So I would recommend starting with Years of Wonder, then consider the other two. They were all great reads, for me.


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Janice wrote: "I did love all three of these, but Years of Wonder was the first I read, and is probably the one that I sped through most quickly. People of the Book is a wonderful tale, but proceeds backward thro..."

Thanks!


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