Adult Display: Historical Fiction
Adult Display: Historical Fiction
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Marked for greatness after being struck by lightning in infancy, Mary Anning discovers a fossilized skeleton near her 19th-century home that triggers attacks on her character and upheavals throughout the religious, scientific and academic communities. By the best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring
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I have wanted to read this. Need to suggest it to my book club.
Another book worth reading by Tracy Chevalier: Remarkable Creatures. Any fan of Jane Austen should check this out, all the charm without the focus being on the love story.
June 2013 selected title | Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier - I loved this story and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
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The Booker shortlisted novel that “restored the historical novel to its rightful place of honor”
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RESTORATION by Rose Tremain (April 2013)...The Booker shortlisted novel that “restored the historical novel to its rightful place of honor” (New York Times).
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Hannah Corcoran and her family battle their way through the tumultuous events of the first half of the twentieth century. Whether it's a butcher who thumbs his scales, a foreman who exploits female shipyard workers while their husbands and brothers fight the Great War, an agent provocateur who escalates the food riots of 1932, or a sergeant who drafts under-age boys during WW II--Hannah's left hook strikes to defend the rights of the unemployed and the oppressed." --Publisher.
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Hannah's Left Hook
Working as an indentured servant alongside slaves on a tobacco plantation, Lavinia, a 7-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, finds her light skin and situation placing her between two very different worlds that test her loyalties.
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When a seven-year-old, white servant girl is orphaned while onboard a ship from Ireland, she arrives at a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family. Eventually, she’s accepted into the world of the big house, where she finds herself straddling two very different worlds. When she’s forced to make a choice, loyalties are questioned, dangerous truths are exposed, and lives are at risk.
The Kitchen House- Kathleen Grissom, --- #2 On the reading list.
Book club in a bag : The kitchen house / Kathleen Grissom [kit]
BARNES & NOBLE | The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, Touchstone | NOOK Book (eBook), Paperback, Audiobook
Excellent southern historical fiction - THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom
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Possessing uncanny powers of observation that elevate her influence in turbulent seventh-century Britain, Hild, the king's youngest niece, is established as a seer and compelled to advise the king correctly at the risk of her loved ones.
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Hild (Keri may approve for Book Club)
Hild: A Novel by Nicola Griffith -- A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. Hild is a young woman at the heart of the violence, subtlety, and mysticism of the early Middle Ages--all of it brilliantly and accurately evoked by Nicola Griffith's luminous prose. Working from what little historical record is extant, Griffith has brought a beautiful, brutal world to vivid, absorbing life.
Hild by Nicola Griffith. Historical fiction set in the 7th century. "it demonstrates very deftly how integral women were to society at a time when everyone had to work constantly to assure survival from year to year."~Amal El-Mohtar book review npr.com
New book review from my blog, Summer Reading Project: Hild, by Nicola Griffith
Young Anna Frith, a vicar's maid, is faced with the loss of her family, the disintegration of her local community, and a passionate, illicit love as she and her village confront the horrors of the plague, in a historical novel based on real-life events in seventeenth-century England.
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@Ann Campbell, among others in my book club, recommended this. It's an amazing read, based on the true story of a town that voluntarily quarantined itself when plague broke out. Geraldine Brooks is an incredible author.
Goodreads | Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
Year of Wonders A Novel of the Plague Geraldine Brooks - great book, especially since it is based on a true story.
Year of Wonders A Novel of the Plague Geraldine Brooks. Wonderful historical fiction.
Winter 2012 Reading List | Washington Week. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. Definitely worth reading.
The first novel in The Century Trilogy, FALL OF GIANTS follows the fates of five interrelated families as they move through history. FALL OF GIANTS is his new historical epic that brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.
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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - Set in twelfth-century England, this epic of kings and peasants juxtaposes the building of a magnificent church with the violence and treachery that often characterized the Middle Ages.
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My favorite banned book! The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck - This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck, a must read!!
Next on my reading list: East of Eden
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. An American take on Cain and Abel, but so much more than that! Beautiful prose will completely immerse you into the story.
East of Eden "The Salinas Valley is in Northern California. It is a long narrow swale between two ranges of mountains, and the Salinas River winds and twists up the center until it falls at last into the Monterey Bay..."
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Read this in high school and it's a story you'll never forget.
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparents' desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.
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"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license...records my first name simply as Cal."So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American...more on boikeno.com
20 Books That Changed The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People
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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves.
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This is one of my absolute favorite books. "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha Both a great book and Movie
Good movie, great book!
Long time ago but worth reading
Read this a few years ago. Good read.
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon urtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.
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Outlander, amazing book. It's what I am reading now.
56. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon | The Ultimate Romance And Erotica Reading List
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Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier A poor seventeenth-century servant girl knows her place in the household of the painter Johannes Vermeer, but when he begins to paint her, nasty whispers and rumors circulate throughout the town
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A servant for painter Johannes Vermeer, her life changes drastically when the artist begins to paint her.
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Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier presents a sweeping and romantic tale set against the historical backdrop of William Blake's London.