Maggie Shipstead’s ‘Great Circle’ is a soaring work of historical fiction and a perfect summer novel

The arresting tale of a “lady pilot” in the mid-20th century is interwoven with the story of a modern-day Hollywood actress. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-03 09:40:22 UTC ]
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10 Great Works of Historical Fiction to Ease Your Thomas Cromwell Withdrawal

It’s been a day since the publication of The Mirror and the Light—the final installment of Hilary Mantel’s celebrated trilogy about Tudor England, starring the enigmatic Thomas Cromwell—so you’ve already blazed through it, right? Well, whether you have already or you’re about to, once you’ve... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-11 08:55:24 UTC ]
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Dow hails Puffin's 'great new adventure in non-fiction' at summer party

PRH Children's m.d. Francesca Dow hailed Puffin’s “great new adventure in non-fiction” and the importance of literary adaption and evolution at Penguin Random House Children’s Summer Party at the Natural History Museum last night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-03 20:23:37 UTC ]
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5 Historical Fiction Books to Read If You Don’t Like Historical Fiction

Think you don't like historical fiction? Try these books out and prove yourself wrong. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-14 10:33:10 UTC ]
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8 Historical Fiction Novels About War-Torn Love

Every love story is built with inherently high stakes. After all, a heart can be the ultimate prize, and courtship a most dangerous risk. And love, as we all know, won’t stop for much. Our hearts pay no attention to timing or impediments, and logic falls by the wayside as we feel the anguish of... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-04-28 11:00:00 UTC ]
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11 Great Middle Grade Science Fiction Comics Set in Space

Middle grade books in SPAAAAACE! Check out some middle grade science fiction comics set in space, including On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-04-13 10:36:00 UTC ]
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In Thomas Grattan’s Début Novel, Historical Fiction Gets Personal

Set in the wake of Germany’s reunification, “The Recent East” follows a country coming together and a teen-ager coming out. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2021-04-12 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Welbeck bags historical fiction series from TV's Dr Hilary Jones

Welbeck Publishing Group has acquired an epic historical fiction series by Dr Hilary Jones, the general practitioner and media doctor.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-12 01:43:04 UTC ]
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8 Great Queer Science Fiction Books

Find some immersive, out-of-this-world stories featuring LGBTQ+ characters in these excellent queer science fiction books. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-02 11:32:00 UTC ]
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Historical fiction 'giant' Sharon Penman dies, aged 75

Tributes have been paid to US author Sharon Penman, a “giant” of historical fiction, who has passed away at the age of 75. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-28 04:51:02 UTC ]
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Today in cool internet passion projects: the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.

If you’re on the hunt for new literary rabbit holes, today is your lucky day. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction, created by lexicographer Jesse Sheidlower (a former editor of both the OED and Random House Dictionaries) is “a comprehensive quotation-based dictionary of the language of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-27 16:14:09 UTC ]
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Read Harder: A Historical Fiction With a POC or LGBTQ+ Protagonist

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a historical fiction with a POC or LGBTQ+ protagonist. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-11 11:31:00 UTC ]
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The perfect science fiction, fantasy and genre-bending tales for the chilly days ahead

Winter takes center stage in books by George R.R. Martin, Peter Hoeg, Tove Jannson, Tanya Tagaq and more Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-18 14:00:00 UTC ]
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15 Of The Best Historical Fiction Series

Find the best historical fiction series that both engages and entertains, with lively and diverse characters. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-18 11:38:00 UTC ]
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50 notable works of fiction in 2020

The novels that captivated us include James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” and Hilary Mantel’s “The Mirror and the Light.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-19 13:30:00 UTC ]
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Historical Fiction and the Power of Stories

How historical fiction gave one reader deeper and more vivid insights into history and guided her career in teaching and librarianship. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-09-28 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Viking snaps up 'riveting' historical fiction debut

Viking has acquired a historical debut by Annie Garthwaite, reimagining the story of Cecily Neville, the Duchess of York and mother to two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 20:07:38 UTC ]
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Sunday Reading: Summer Fiction

From The New Yorker’s archive: short stories by Zadie Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Stephen King. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-08-30 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Hilary Mantel and Historical Fiction Are On a Break: Critical Linking, August 23, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-23 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac nets Barber's 'perfect summer thriller'

Pan Macmillan has netted a “perfect summer thriller” set in Tuscany by Lizzy Barber, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-19 18:19:51 UTC ]
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