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Take Me Back to the 1960s

Step back in time and learn through historical fiction about the politics and stories set in the 1960s! And if you’re curious about which books people loved from this era, check out our list of bestsellers from the 1960s.

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    When We Left Cuba Book Cover Picture
    When We Left Cuba Book Cover Picture

    When We Left Cuba

    by Chanel Cleeton

    In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life—and heart—to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of The Last Train to Key West and Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.
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    When We Left Cuba Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    The Chelsea Girls Book Cover Picture

    The Chelsea Girls

    by Fiona Davis

    The bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together in a dazzling new novel about a twenty-year friendship that will irrevocably change two women’s lives—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue.
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    The Chelsea Girls Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The Nickel Boys Book Cover Picture

    The Nickel Boys

    by Colson Whitehead

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
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    The Nickel Boys Book Cover Picture

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    $15.95

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    The Last Letter from Your Lover (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    The Last Letter from Your Lover (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

    The Last Letter from Your Lover

    by Jojo Moyes

    A spellbinding, intoxicating love story with a knockout ending, The Last Letter from Your Lover will appeal to the readers who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society bestsellers.
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    The Last Letter from Your Lover (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    The Lowland Book Cover Picture
    The Lowland Book Cover Picture

    The Lowland

    by Jhumpa Lahiri

    The Lowland is an engrossing family saga steeped in history: the story of two very different brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn apart by revolution, and a love that endures long past death. Moving from the 1960s to the present, and from India to America and across generations, this dazzling novel is Jhumpa Lahiri at the height of her considerable powers.
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    The Lowland Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    All the Beautiful Girls Book Cover Picture
    All the Beautiful Girls Book Cover Picture

    All the Beautiful Girls

    by Elizabeth J. Church

    With her uncanny understanding of the hidden lives of women, Elizabeth J. Church captures the iconic extravagance of an era and the bravery of a woman who blazes her own path to freedom.
    All the Beautiful Girls Book Cover Picture
    All the Beautiful Girls Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    Half of a Yellow Sun Book Cover Picture
    Half of a Yellow Sun Book Cover Picture

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s.
    Half of a Yellow Sun Book Cover Picture
    Half of a Yellow Sun Book Cover Picture

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    $16.95

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    Song of a Captive Bird Book Cover Picture
    Song of a Captive Bird Book Cover Picture

    Song of a Captive Bird

    by Jasmin Darznik

    A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society’s expectations to find her voice and her destiny.
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    Song of a Captive Bird Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    The Secret Life of Bees Book Cover Picture
    The Secret Life of Bees Book Cover Picture

    The Secret Life of Bees

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl’s journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and The Book of Longings.
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    The Secret Life of Bees Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    Park Avenue Summer Book Cover Picture
    Park Avenue Summer Book Cover Picture

    Park Avenue Summer

    by Renée Rosen

    It’s 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine’s brazen new editor in chief—Helen Gurley Brown—shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits…
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    Park Avenue Summer Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    The Girls Book Cover Picture

    The Girls

    by Emma Cline

    An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong.
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    The Girls Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition Book Cover Picture
    The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition Book Cover Picture

    The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition

    by S. E. Hinton

    Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a goo d time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.
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    The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $20.00

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    The Nix Book Cover Picture

    The Nix

    by Nathan Hill

    It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, in decades—not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help.
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    The Nix Book Cover Picture

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    $17.95

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    The Heart's Invisible Furies Book Cover Picture
    The Heart's Invisible Furies Book Cover Picture

    The Heart’s Invisible Furies

    by John Boyne

    From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland.
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    The Heart's Invisible Furies Book Cover Picture

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    $18.00

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    Funny Girl Book Cover Picture

    Funny Girl

    by Nick Hornby

    Set in 1960’s London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters.
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    Funny Girl Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    The Fountains of Silence Book Cover Picture

    The Fountains of Silence

    by Ruta Sepetys

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship.
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    The Fountains of Silence Book Cover Picture

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    $11.99

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    Along the Infinite Sea Book Cover Picture

    Along the Infinite Sea

    by Beatriz Williams

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight comes another riveting novel of the Schuyler sisters—where the epic story of star-crossed lovers in pre-war Europe collides with a woman on the run in the swinging ’60s…
    Along the Infinite Sea Book Cover Picture
    Along the Infinite Sea Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    This Is Chance! Book Cover Picture

    This Is Chance!

    by Jon Mooallem

    The thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disaster—and the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back together.
    This Is Chance! Book Cover Picture
    This Is Chance! Book Cover Picture

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    $18.00

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