BEST NOVELS ON HISTORICAL FICTION

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BEST NOVELS ON HISTORICAL FICTION

BEST NOVELS ON HISTORICAL FICTION…HISTORICAL FICTION IS A LITERARY GENRE IN WHICH A PLOT TAKES PLACE IN A SETTING RELATED TO THE PAST EVENTS BUT IS FICTIONAL…


 

15. PACHINKO~MIN JIN LEE

Pachinko

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In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled  fisherman, falls for a wealthy a stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when shediscovers she is pregnant-and that her lover is married-she refuses to be bought. Instead, sheaccepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abondon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic sagathat will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty.

 

 


 

14. THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS~JOHN BOYNE

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

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If you start to red this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy names Bruno. (Though this isn’t a book for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.

Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope you never have to encounter one.

 

 

 

 


 

13. (#1) NIGHT~ELIE WIESEL, MARION WIESEL (TRANSLATOR), FRANÇOIS MAURIAC (FOREWORD)

NIGHT Get the book: https://amzn.to/3JmhqDp

Born in the townof Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is a terrifying record of Elie Wiesel’s memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. This new translation by his wife and most frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, corrects important details and presents the most accurate rendering in English of Elie Wiesel’s testimony to what happened in the camps and of his unforgettable message that this horror must simply never be allowed to happen again.

 

 


 

12. (1-2) DRAGONFLY IN AMBER (#1)~DIANA GABALDON

Dragonfly in amber

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From the author of Outlander…a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland…

For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones …about a love that transcends the boundaries of time …and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his …

Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris courtof Charles Stuart …in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising …and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the manshe loves…


 

11. (#9) THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL~PHILIPPA GREGORY 

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Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: The love of a king

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realises just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king and take fate into her own hands.

 

 


 

10. (#3) DEVIL IN WINTER~LISA KLEYPAS

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Desperate to escape her scheming relatives, Evangeline Jenner has sought the help of the most infamous scoundrel in London. A marriage of conveniebce is the only solution.

No one would have ever paired the shy, stammering wallflower with the sinfully handsome viscount. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Evie is a woman of hidden strength-and sebastian desires her more than any woman he’s ever known.

Determined to win her husband’s elusive heart, Evie dares to strike a bargain with the devil: if Sebastian can stay celibate for three months, she will allow him into her bed. When Evie is threatened by a vengeful enemy from the past, Sebastian vows to do whatever it takes to protect his wife…even at the ecpense of his own life.

Together they will defy their perilous fate, for the sake of all-consuming love.


 

9. JANE EYRE~CHARLOTTE BRONTË, MICHAEL MASON (INTRODUCTION)

Jane Eyer

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Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard. But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

 

 

 

 


 

8. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD~HARPER LEE

To kill a mockingbird

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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crises of conscience that rocked it. “To Kill A Mockingbird” became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went onto win the Pultizer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate,dramatic, and, deeply moving, “To Kill A Mockingbird” takes readers to the roots of human behavior-to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

 


 

7. THE NIGHTINGALE~KRISTIN HANNAH

The Nightingale

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FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says good-bye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads forthe front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade thay do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fillthe skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Persians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gaëtan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within the france, and she falls in love as only the young can…compeletly. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.


 

6. THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO~TAYLOR JENKINS REID

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Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandoulas life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ’80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.


 

5. MEMOIRSOF A GEISHA~ARTHUR GOLDEN

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a literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.

In “Memoirs of a Geisha”, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl’s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where woman are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction-at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful-and completely unforgettable.

 

 

 


 

4. THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL~ANNE FRANK

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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic-a powerful reminder of the horrors of war  and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

In 1942, with the nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. Foe the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during their period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and surprisingly humorous, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.


 

3. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE~ANTHONY DOERR

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Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of saint-malo, where marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfenning, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure andWerner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

 


 

2. THE SONG OF ACHILLES~MADELINE MILLER

The song of Achilles

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Achilles, “the best of all the Greks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods’ wrath.

They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and mwdicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay seige to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

 


 

1. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE~JANE AUSTEN

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Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own daring child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr Darcy, is a splended performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue.

 

 

 


 

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