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The Best Historical Fiction Books

Get lost in another time and another place with these beloved historical fiction novels.

  1. 1

    American Princess

    by Stephanie Marie Thornton

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    Washington Black

    by Esi Edugyan

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  3. 3

    Tightrope

    by Amanda Quick

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  4. 4

    The Nickel Boys

    by Colson Whitehead

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  5. 5

    The Giver of Stars

    by Jojo Moyes

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  6. 6

    Spy

    by Danielle Steel

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    The Chelsea Girls

    by Fiona Davis

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    The Water Dancer

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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    White Chrysanthemum

    by Mary Lynn Bracht

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  10. 10

    The Secrets We Kept

    by Lara Prescott

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    Inland

    by Téa Obreht 

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    Before We Were Yours

    by Lisa Wingate

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  13. 13

    Flight of the Sparrow

    by Amy Belding Brown

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  14. 14

    Killing Commendatore

    by Haruki Murakami

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  15. 15

    Place Called Freedom

    by Ken Follett

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  16. 16

    Homegoing

    by Yaa Gyasi

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    Queen Hereafter

    by Susan Fraser King

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    A Gentleman in Moscow

    by Amor Towles

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    The Stars Are Fire

    by Anita Shreve

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  21. 21

    New York: The Novel

    by Edward Rutherfurd

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    Washington Black

    by Esi Edugyan

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  23. 23

    Lincoln in the Bardo

    by George Saunders

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  24. 24

    Secrets of a Charmed Life

    by Susan Meissner

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  25. 25

    The Underground Railroad

    by Colson Whitehead

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  26. 26

    Outlander

    by Diana Gabaldon

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  28. 28

    Lilac Girls

    by Martha Hall Kelly

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    Love and Ruin

    by Paula McLain

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    I Was Anastasia

    by Ariel Lawhon

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    We Were the Lucky Ones

    by Georgia Hunter

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    The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

    by Jennifer Ryan

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