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Category: Historical Fiction

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All the Truth That's in Me book cover All the Truth That's in Me
by Julie Berry

On shelves 09/26/2013

All the Truth That's in Me takes you completely out of whatever little comfortable niche you've built for yourself and makes you look at...

Hideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein book cover Hideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein
by Stephanie Hemphill

On shelves 10/01/2013

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a remarkable girl. She dared to be an individual, a woman with thoughts and aspirations and needs, at a time when...

Ghost Hawk book cover Ghost Hawk
by Susan Cooper

On shelves 08/27/2013

Ghost Hawk begins with a boy's ordeal with nature. Survive and be a man. Or not. And then the book takes that theme and expands it until...

The House at the End of Hope Street book cover The House at the End of Hope Street
by Menna van Praag

On shelves 04/04/2013

Have you ever been so thoroughly misled by your heart that what you thought was your soulmate is in actuality a six-foot slimy swamp viper? Or...

Tarnish book cover Tarnish
by Katherine Longshore

On shelves 06/18/2013

Tarnish, Katherine Longshore's return to the court of Henry the VIII, focuses on the most out-spoken and perhaps most colorful of Henry'...

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald book cover Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
by Therese Anne Fowler

On shelves 03/26/2013

I have one complaint against this novel. It is a brilliant portrayal of the Flapper Girl that fueled the Jazz Age writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald...

The Golem and the Jinni book cover The Golem and the Jinni
by Helene Wecker

On shelves 04/23/2013

The Golem and the Jinni is magnificent. In scale and scope, in lush detail and rich flavor, in intricate characterizations and...

Out of the Easy book cover Out of the Easy
by Ruta Sepetys

On shelves 02/12/2013

Out of the Easy is nothing short of brilliant. Brilliant characters. Brilliant setting. Brilliant plot. If Ruta doesn't get the Printz...

Dodger book cover Dodger
by Terry Pratchett

On shelves 09/25/2012

I am quite sure I would have never called Charles Dickens a wily chap had I not read Terry Pratchett's newest, Dodger. I am also quite...

A Thunderous Whisper book cover A Thunderous Whisper
by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

On shelves 10/09/2012

A Thunderous Whisper straddles the line between mid-grade and teen readers. Elegant and spare, it describes the horrors of Guernica and...

The Light Between Oceans book cover The Light Between Oceans
by M. L. Stedman

On shelves 07/31/2012

For the first several chapters of this book, I couldn't help but think "People don't do things like that. They don't make decisions like that"....

The Invisible World book cover The Invisible World
by Suzanne Weyn

On shelves 08/01/2012

Invisible World is a sweet romance for the younger teens. It is the story of Elsabeth James, the teen daughter of an English scientist...

Gilt book cover Gilt
by Katherine Longshore

On shelves 05/15/2012

It's easy to forget that when we talk about women in history, we are often talking about teens and young adults. At her coronation, Elizabeth I...

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