Summer Reading: Suggested Historical Fiction

(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

The Clerkenwell Tales by Peter Ackroyd

Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander

*The Alienist by Caleb Carr *

*The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War by Bernard Cornwell*

Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber

Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser

The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George

*The Emancipator’s Wife by Barbara Hambly*

The Seance by John Harwood

From Hell by Alan Moore

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

The Late Mr. Shakespeare by Robert Nye

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

*The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl*

*Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez*

*Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara*

*The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara*

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

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