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Historical Fiction Book Recommendations

If you want to read something a little more dynamic, historical fiction books can bring the past to life in a whole new way, often without sacrificing historical accuracy. That is to say, they focus on real people, places, and/or events, but reimagined. This genre often gets at the emotions and experiences of people from various historical eras, and humanizes them by allowing us to see from their perspective.

Whether you want to step into the lives of the ancients, discover moving stories set during the Holocaust, or immerse yourself in a novel about royal dynasties, our growing selection of historical fiction recommendations will steer you in the right direction.

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ROAR: An Oral Biography of a Fictional Life

Satirist Bruce Wagner has written a provocative new novel.

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Crack Open a Heartwarming New Historical Novel Set in 1940s London

The Good Time Girls at War centers around an iconic dance hall.

8 Heartwrenching Books Like All Quiet on the Western Front

These thought-provoking reads reflect on the human impact of war.

Our Top Recommendations for Young Readers

See the world with new eyes thanks to these historical reads.

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8 Immersive Biographical Fiction Books

Check out these takes on some of history’s most interesting figures.

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10 World War I Novels That Shed New Light on the Conflict

Historical fiction breathes new life into the Great War.

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From the sinking of the Titanic to World War II espionage and beyond.

An Interview with Leigh Russell, Author of Abigail of Venice

We discuss what it's like to write historical fiction, her interest in medieval Europe, and more.

A Secret Agent Infiltrates a 19th-Century Spy Network in Hold Fast

This new historical fiction novel is set during the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars.

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We’re giving away 10 copies of Hold Fast, a new historical fiction book.