Thursday, June 24, 2010

Top Historical Fiction

Booklist recently compiled a list of Top Historical Fiction Books: All Other Nights by Dara Horn focuses on the role of Jewish Americans in the Civil War, The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott takes place in post-Napoleonic Paris, The Devil's Dream by Madison Smartt Bell is about a Confederate general in Tennessee, Four Freedoms by John Crowley takes place in an American aircraft plant during WWII and describes everyday life at home, Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow is about two brothers in early 20th century New York, No Less Than Victory by Jeff Shaara is the final volume in the author's WWII trilogy which focuses on historic individuals and anonymous GIs, Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey is about the French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, Pearl of China by Anchee Min is a fresh interpretation of Pearl S. Buck's life.

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