Historical Fiction

A Listmania! list by Nancela "insatiable reader" (Bethel, CT United States)
 
Pope Joan: A Novel
1.  Pope Joan: A Novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross
The list author says:
  "Move over Phillippa Gregory, Dona Cross has spun a fascinating account of the ledgendary Pope Joan.  Using the barest bones of the ledgend of the only female Pope and a prodigious understanding of the history and culture of the darkest Middle Ages, Cross has written a moving and fabulously readable historical novel .  I hope we hear more from her soon!"
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The Looking Glass: A Novel
2.  The Looking Glass: A Novel by Michele Roberts
The list author says:
  "Roberts draws you into the story like an expert!  The tale of three women (and 2 young girls) in Normandy in the months preceeding WWI. Genevieve, Millicent & Isabel all share the same lover, their lives intertwined.  Beautifully written."
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People of the Book: A Novel
3.  People of the Book: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
The list author says:
  "An historical mystery of the first order. Lucidly written, transports the reader back and forth between Spain in the 1400's, Venice in the 1600's to WWII to Bosnia in the 1990's without missing a beat.  The tale of an extraordinary "haggadah" and it's history. I will be reading all of Ms. Brooks books from here on out!"
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Wild Girl
4.  Wild Girl by Michele Roberts
The list author says:
  "An interesting take on the story of Mary Magdalene & Jesus but really, nothing new here. Written in the form of a Gospel According to Mary Magdalen.  Although well written, not one of Michele Robert's best efforts."
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The Turquoise Ring
5.  The Turquoise Ring by Grace Tiffany
The list author says:
  "A fascinating 're-telling' of Shakespeare's merchant of Venice, from a totally differnt perspective.  A very good read!"
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Death Comes As Epiphany: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery
6.  Death Comes As Epiphany: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery by Sharan Newman
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In the Fall: A Novel
7.  In the Fall: A Novel by Jeffrey Lent
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  "A sweeping novel that takes the reader through three generations of intermarriage, class struggles and family secrets.  Beautifully written"
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Mary, Queen of France: The Tudor Princesses
8.  Mary, Queen of France: The Tudor Princesses by Jean Plaidy
The list author says:
  "An entertaining and enlightening historical novel by one of the classic writers of the genre.  One in a series of novels about the Tudor princesses.  Fans of Phillipa Gregory will like this."
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Forever: A Novel
9.  Forever: A Novel by Pete Hamill
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Daughters of the House: A Novel
10.  Daughters of the House: A Novel by Michele Roberts
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The Alienist
11.  The Alienist by Caleb Carr
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Perfume
12.  Perfume by John Woods
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Brooklyn: A Novel
13.  Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin
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A Respectable Trade
14.  A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory
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The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932
15.  The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles, 1932 by Jim Fergus
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