Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Seattle Reads Homegoing: Fiction to Read Next

In 2018 Seattle Reads Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Beginning in Ghana, 1760, Homegoing follows the parallel paths of two half-sisters and seven generations of their descendants in Ghana and the United States, in a stunning saga of the African diaspora … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – May 2018

5/1: The Abbot’s Tale by Conn Iggulden – In this gripping historical novel, Iggulden intertwines the story of Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury (later Saint Dunstan) with the story of seven tenth-century kings who struggled to unite the disparate Anglo-Saxon kingdoms … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – April 2018

4/3: America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo – When Hero De Vera arrives in the United States, haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents, her aunt and uncle give her a fresh … Continue reading

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Book Group Best Bets: Fiction for Discussion

Anyone who has belonged to a book club knows that there’s one meeting more difficult and stressful than all the rest – the meeting when members discuss which books to read and discuss for the rest of the year. How … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – March 2018

March is packed full of family-centered novels; the month closes out with a duo of gripping psychological thrillers. 3/6: Census by Jesse Ball – Set in a world not-quite-our-own, a widower learns that he is dying and takes to the … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – February 2018

From historical fiction to romance, mystery, and more, check out this selection of new titles coming out in February. 2/6: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – Newlyweds Roy and Celestial are navigating their first year of marriage when Roy … Continue reading

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New fiction roundup – January 2018

1/2: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – Recluse Anna Fox stays in her New York apartment, drinking wine, watching old movies, and spying on neighbors. Then she sees something shocking happen with the new family across the … Continue reading

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