Historical Fiction

Trust

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Trust By Hernan Diaz Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780593420317
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2022

The author of the much acclaimed and Pulitzer finalist, In the Distance, Hernan Diaz’s second novel, Trust, is a dazzling, suspenseful read with themes that Edith Wharton or Henry James might explore. Money, class, power, family, art are all entwined in four ingeniously linked sections written with rare insight and great elegance.

Nathan


King of Shadows

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King of Shadows By Susan Cooper Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689844454
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 1st, 2001

While playing Puck in a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Nat Field finds himself four hundred years in the past, in another production of Midsummer, playing opposite Shakespeare himself. This is a really lovely historical fantasy that feels like a hug across time.

Ari


The Blackbird Girls

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The Blackbird Girls By Anne Blankman Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984837370
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Published: Puffin Books - January 19th, 2021

I often find it hard to sink into a historical fiction MG title, but this one absolutely sucked me in. The Chernobyl disaster isn't something widely addressed in kids' lit, and this title handles it so well. The interwoven political and social dynamics are heartbreaking, but the friendship the two main characters develop despite everything is so lovely. (This is also now a Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist)

Stacey


The Enigma Game

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The Enigma Game By Elizabeth Wein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368012584
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

After Louisa Adair's parents are killed in the Blitz, she goes to Scotland to take care of an elderly German woman, and crosses paths with characters from Code Name Verity and The Pearl Thief, along with a secret German encryption device.

Sarah


The Silence of Bone

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The Silence of Bones By June Hur Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781250229557
Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 21st, 2020

I loved this haunting historical mystery set in 1800s Joseon Korea, and can't wait to see more from debut author June Hur. I love a teen girl protagonist who won't stop asking questions and follows her own moral compass even when it means breaking the rules. Your heart will be in your mouth as you accompany Seol on her search for the truth!

Sacha, Writer in Residence for Young Readers


The Mercies

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The Mercies By Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780316529259
Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 11th, 2020

 

A beautifully written tale of a 1600s witch hunt and trial on a small Norwegian island. It is a nuanced look at the power of a female community, the toxicity of patriarchy, and the whirlwind of a village descending into madness, eating itself from the inside.This book will sweep you up in its whirlwind.

Meaghan


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