Historical Fiction

The Pearl Thief

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$15.19
ISBN: 9781484717165
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 2nd, 2017

The author of Code Name Verity (the BEST book I read in 2012!) returns with a prequel companion novel featuring Julie Beaufort-Stuart at the age of fifteen, a crumbling estate, a mysterious disappearance, and a fortune in missing pearls. Superb historical fiction from one of the best.

Rebecca


Dreamland Burning

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316384933
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

This is historical fiction at its best. A blend of past and present tells the story of the Tulsa race riot of 1921. A tied-in mystery keeps the story moving, but it was the history of Greenwood that kept me from putting this book down.

Robin


Silence

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By Shusaku Endo, William Johnston (Translator), Martin Scorsese (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250082244
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Published: Picador USA - January 5th, 2016

Silence is one of those books that grabs your soul and squeezes. In it, Endo explores the depths of human spirituality and psychology, both in their strengths and utter weaknesses. Producing a different response every time I revisit it, this book deserves to be read and reread. I will continue to be moved by it for years to come.

Matthew


The Inquisitor’s Tale

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By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525426165
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

France, 1242. One young priest-in-training, one Jewish boy, and one peasant girl hiding prophetic visions are thrown together on a quest to escape persecution and save precious holy texts from being destroyed. Based on years of exhaustive research, The Inquisitor's Tale features gorgeous illustrations in the style of historical illuminated manuscripts, a dog saint, a dragon with literal killer farts...and a deeply moving story that asks difficult questions with flair. Every page is a gem. Absolutely phenomenal.

Rebecca


The Inquisitor’s Tale

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By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525426165
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

France, 1242. One young priest-in-training, one Jewish boy, and one peasant girl hiding prophetic visions are thrown together on a quest to escape persecution and save precious holy texts from being destroyed. Based on years of exhaustive research, The Inquisitor's Tale features gorgeous illustrations in the style of historical illuminated manuscripts, a dog saint, a dragon with literal killer farts...and a deeply moving story that asks difficult questions with flair. Every page is a gem. Absolutely phenomenal.

Rebecca


Amy Snow

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ISBN: 9781501128370
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

A Dickensian adventure featuring Amy Snow, a foundling discovered alone in a wintry landscape by a young noble girl. When Amy's benefactress Aurelia dies, Amy is immediately banished by Aurelia's disapproving family. But Aurelia has left Amy a secret inheritance...and a directive to follow a mysterious treasure hunt across Europe. A page turner for those in the mood for something light, British, and full of intrigue.


A Gentleman in Moscow

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

This book evokes all that I love about great Victorian novels - a wry, charming narrator with a probing sense of humor; characters who are intelligent, ironic and perceptive; and a narrative that is episodic without sacrificing continuity or style.  You may not think that a book about a guys stuck in a hotel for forty years would be compelling, but I couldn't put it down and wanted more when it ended.

 

David


Outrun the Moon

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399175411
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2016

Mercy Wong is determined to break free of the poverty of San Francisco's Chinatown, but in 1906 her options are limited. Her best chance is an education at the prestigious St. Clare's School for Girls. Using ingenuity and just a little bribery, she gains admittance and faces off against her wealthy classmates - but when the great San Francisco earthquake strikes, it will take all of her wits to keep her friends safe and reunite with her family.

Rebecca


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