New Historical Fiction Novels

30 Mar 2017

One of the greatest things about literature is its ability to transport you to another place and time. While some books might explore fantasy worlds or planets out in space, sometimes it’s just as intriguing to travel back in our own history to a time we might not know much about. These new Historical Fiction novels do just that, with amazing characters and vivid imagery, they help make you feel like you are actually there and experiencing it for the first time. So if you are looking for a new literary adventure, make sure you check out these new Historical Fiction Novels we know you’ll love.

New Historical Fiction Novels


One American Dream

Bernard Beck

Release Date: March 21, 2017

The only thing Jack Rubin ever wanted was to be a real American. A Jewish immigrant from Poland, he arrives in New York City in the late 1800s and begins his American journey by pulling himself up by the bootstraps. But his success doesn’t satisfy him, and when he struggles while raising a headstrong daughter through the roaring twenties, he feels like a failure. Only when he finds himself helping those less fortunate during the Great Depression does Jack realize that he’s been a real American all along.

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Exit West

Mohsin Hamid

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Two young people meet in a country teetering on the brink of civil war. Nadia is sensual and fiercely independent, while Saeed is gentle and restrained. Just as they embark on a furtive love affair, they are soon forced to become much closer as the unrest in their city increases. Familiar streets are turned into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts. They hear whispers of doors – doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, they realize they have no other choice. They find a door and step through, leaving their homeland and old lives behind.

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The Orphan’s Tale

Pam Jenoff

Release Date: March 1, 2017

After becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and forced to give up her baby, sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace. Now living in a small rail station, she discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp. This reminds her of the child that was taken from her and leads her to snatch one of the babies and flee into the night. Finding refuge with a German circus, Noah must learn the trapeze to blend in undetected. What was at first resentment from the lead aerialist, Astrid, soon turns into a powerful bond between the two.

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Lisa See

Release Date: March 21, 2017

The latest book from New York Times bestselling author Lisa See takes a look into the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved American girl. Despite being happy with her life, she often wonders about her origins and both her and her mother search for answers in the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations.

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The Roanoke Girls

Amy Engel

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Lane Roanoke moves in with her grandparents in rural Kansas after her mother’s suicide. When she discovered the dark truth at the heart of her family, she ran away as fast as she could. Eleven years later, while living in Los Angeles, she receives a call from her grandfather. Her cousin Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or is it something much worse?

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The Women in the Castle

Jessica Shattuck

Release Date: March 28, 2017

The Women in the Castle follows the stories of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle, the story of these women offers a fresh perspective on one of the most tumultuous periods in history. It explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship.

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