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Posted on May 20, 2013 2:01:27 PM PDT
The Creation by Gore Vidal. I can't imagine anything better. It is rich in history, wide in scope, very moving and full of marvelous cynicism about politics of the time. The character meets Zoroaster, Socrates, the Buddha, Mahavira, Lao Tsu, and Confucius. I haven't read anything else by Vidal but he has novels about different historical times and I'm sure that whatever you pick will be extraordinary.

Posted on May 15, 2013 1:15:53 PM PDT
has anyone heard of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker--great book. From Jean Brennan

Posted on May 10, 2013 9:54:41 AM PDT
C. Watt says:
I didn't read thru 7 pages of comments but in case this author was missed, how about Erin Hart and her books about the Irish peat bog mysterys . I think there are a total of 4 books now. Start with the first , Haunted Ground, then Lake of Sorrows, then False Mermaid, and a new one ?? I think her books also qualify as crime novels.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2013 5:11:41 PM PDT
David McCullough is a noted historical writer, but I do not know of any work of his that would be considered as "historical fiction". Any one of McCullough's books is definitely worth reading; especially intreresting is "The Path Between the Seas", a history of the building of the Panama Canal.

Posted on May 8, 2013 1:03:56 PM PDT
Kel Coleman says:
A great historical fiction read is David McCullough's "Johnstown Floor". But then everything by McCullough is great.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2013 9:15:02 PM PDT
ANNE MYERS says:
Try John Jakes books--- love his historical research mixed into the fiction. He's terrific.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2013 3:15:53 AM PDT
s woody says:
You are correct......I really enjoyed this book

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2013 2:31:19 PM PDT
Joan Michel says:
olord... can you please now tell me again the title of the book along with the author's name.... sorry sorry sorry to pester you about this but I am desperate for a good book. thanks! Joan

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2013 2:05:43 PM PDT
Reading The Other Boleyn Girl got me hooked on historical fiction. Most of Philappa Gregory's novels are very very good!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2013 1:58:06 PM PDT
maggiesmum says:
William Martin's books sound wonderful. Now I just have to find the time for them. Why do days have only 24 hours?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2013 1:56:54 PM PDT
maggiesmum says:
Could the author be M L Gardner?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2013 11:05:03 AM PDT
MommaMia says:
Love the whole series! I'm awaiting the next!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2013 10:44:15 AM PDT
Sounds like "Backbay" by William Martin. He wrote some other historical mysteries as well. Great fun.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2013 7:21:45 AM PDT
maggiesmum says:
A few years back, one book critic referred to Rutherfurd as Michener with a British accent. I thought that was spot on.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 5:07:36 AM PDT
s woody says:
I would like to recommend a wonderful book entitled "1929", can't remember the author but I got it from Amazon sometime ago

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2013 7:29:46 PM PDT
Me, too! The only one I really couldn't get into was <Russka>. He writes a great story along the lines of Michener. Generation after generation. Loved Michener's <The Source>.

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 11:21:26 AM PDT
maggiesmum says:
I am so looking forward to Edward Rutherfurd's new book, "Paris." I have read and loved each of his books.

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 1:06:57 PM PDT
Anony says:
The News From Paragauy by Lilly Tuck is a engrossing read. I knew very little about South American histiory A love story set during wars in the late 1800s

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2013 6:39:12 AM PDT
Joan Michel says:
thank you. but can you tell me by whom, or the complete title, because there are so many listed at Amazon.

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 6:30:17 AM PDT
Kong says:
I think you might enjoy this: The Ruin

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 10:39:28 AM PDT
The entire Hangman's Daughter series on Kindle is featured on today's Gold Box Deal @ $ .99 each. It includes the one to be published this summer. Also when you purchase any of the first 3, you get the option to buy the audible version for $1.99 each. Have heard so many good things about this series I'm looking forward to reading/listening to it! Lynn

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 9:36:11 AM PDT
Historical fiction set in Germany (Bavaria) in 1600s: The Hangman's Daughter and The Beggar King by Oliver Potzsch. I find them excellent and love the history of the times. plus, I have been to the places in Germany where the stories take place. I love his stories and his language.

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 7:39:56 AM PDT
James michener

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 10:29:35 AM PDT
jonesy says:
Prague cemetery

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 5:09:30 PM PDT
"Redemption" is the sequel to "Trinity"
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