50+ Historical Fiction Books That Will Take You Around the World

These reads are transporting.

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Historical Fiction Set in Africa

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Half of a Yellow Sun

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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The Lion Seeker

By Kenneth Bonert

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Segu

By Maryse Condé

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Homegoing

By Yaa Gyasi

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The Cairo Trilogy

By Naguib Mahfouz

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Ways of Dying

By Zakes Mda

Historical Fiction Set on the Asian Continent

Buy The Good Earth at Amazon

The Good Earth

By Pearl S. Buck

Buy Miss Burma at Amazon

Miss Burma

By Charmaine Craig

Buy Jerusalem at Amazon

Jerusalem

By Cecelia Holland

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And the Mountains Echoed

By Khaled Hosseini

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Pachinko

By Min Jin Lee

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Pearl of China

By Anchee Min

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

By David Mitchell

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The Fool

By Raffi

Buy Café Nevo at Amazon

Café Nevo

By Barbara Rogan

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Ali and Nino

By Kurban Said

Buy Ruler of the Sky at Amazon

Ruler of the Sky

By Pamela Sargent

Buy Buddha's Orphans at Amazon

Buddha's Orphans

By Samrat Upadhyay

Buy The Nine Fold Heaven at Amazon

The Nine Fold Heaven

By Mingmei Yip

Historical Fiction Set in Australia

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The Sundowners

By Jon Cleary

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Brother Fish

By Bryce Courtenay

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Outback

By Aaron Fletcher

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Jewel Sea

By Kim Kelly

Historical Fiction Set in Europe

Buy Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree at Amazon

Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree

By Tariq Ali

Buy Rebel Princess at Amazon

Rebel Princess

By Evelyn Anthony

Buy A Pillar of Iron at Amazon

A Pillar of Iron

By Taylor Caldwell

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The Queen of the Night

By Alexander Chee

Buy Margaret the First at Amazon

Margaret the First

By Danielle Dutton

Buy My Brilliant Friend at Amazon

My Brilliant Friend

By Elena Ferrante

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The Angel Makers

By Jessica Gregson

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The Fall of the King

By Johannes V. Jensen

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The Succesor

By Ismail Kadare

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Buddenbrooks

By Thomas Mann

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Famine

By Liam O'Flaherty

Buy Jazz Moon at Amazon

Jazz Moon

By Joe Okonkwo

Buy Sophie's Choice at Amazon

Sophie's Choice

By William Styron

Historical Fiction Set in North America

Buy A Rendezvous in Haiti at Amazon

A Rendezvous in Haiti

By Stephen Becker

Buy Creek Mary's Blood at Amazon

Creek Mary's Blood

By Dee Brown

Buy Confederates at Amazon

Confederates

By Thomas Keneally

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Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders

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As Tears Go By: Inspired by True Events

By Rosie Christie

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Monkey Hunting

By Cristina García

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Rilla of Ingleside

By L.M. Montgomery

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The Trade

By Fred Stenson

Historical Fiction Set in South America

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The House of the Spirits

By Isabel Allende

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The Discovery of America by the Turks

By Jorge Amado

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Distant Star

By Roberto Bolaño

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Spilt Milk

By Chico Buarque

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The Villagers (Huasipungo)

By Jorge Icaza

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The Feast of the Goat

By Mario Vargas Llosa

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The General in His Labyrinth

By Gabriel García Márquez

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The City of Palaces

By Michael Nava

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The Seamstress

By Frances de Pontes Peebles