Summer Reading: Suggested Historical Fiction II

(Even though our broad theme is American Cultural Journey, we didn’t want to limit our historical fiction suggestions or your reading choices!  Therefore our list reflects various time periods and settings, but we’ve put an (*) next to titles set in America)

Suggested Historical Fiction II

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Shogun by James Clavell

Sharpe’s Tiger by Bernard Cornwell

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

*Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier*

*A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick*

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

*The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne*

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

*Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell*

Passion: A Novel of the Romantic Poets by Jude Morgan

The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry

The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

Peony in Love by Lisa See

The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara

*A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith*

*The Help by Kathryn Stockett*

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