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Tag Archives: Historical Fiction
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See First Published: 2005 10 Copies & Reading Guide In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, … Continue reading
The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luís Alberto Urrea First Published: 2005 10 Copies & Reading Guide It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16-year-old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don … Continue reading
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford First Published: 2009 10 Copies & Reading Guide When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry … Continue reading
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier First Published: 1997 7 Copies & Reading Guide Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, this is the story of a wounded soldier, Inman, who escapes the army and tries to make his … Continue reading
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows First Published: 2008 PCLD Kit: 10 Copies & Reading Guide AJPL Kit: 6 Copies & Reading Guide January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter … Continue reading
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh First Published: 2008 10 Copies & Reading Guide At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the … Continue reading
The Return by Victoria Hislop First Published: 2008 10 Copies & Reading Guide Upon visiting a small cafe in Granada, Spain, modern tourist Sonia is treated to the historical tale of the Ramirez family, whose atmosphere of hope is threatened … Continue reading
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas First Published: 2009 10 Copies & Reading Guide Set in Colorado during the Depression, an unforgettable friendship between two women–86-year-old Hennie Comfort & 17-year-old Nit Spindle–and the deepest hardships and darkest secrets they shared with … Continue reading
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y K Lee First Published: 2009 8 Copies & Reading Guide Hired by the wealthy Chen family as a piano instructor, Claire Pendleton is seduced by the social life of Hong Kong’s expatriate community and … Continue reading