Thursday, June 12, 2014

Grab Your Viking Hat and Get Reading!

Looking for some great summer reads? You've come to the right place! If you're like many of us here at the library, you enjoy yourself some good historical fiction. Kay, one of our talented librarians, has put together a historical fiction display and a "greatest hits" list of titles for your perusal. Happy reading!


Plains of Passage by Auel, Jean                
The Visitant by Gear, Kathleen O. 

Ancient History

Achilles by Cook, Elizabeth                  
The Red Tent by Diamant, Anita              
Memoirs of Cleopatra by George, Margaret
I, Claudius by Graves, Robert      
Alexander by Manfredi, Valerio              
First Man in Rome by McCullough, Colleen    
Attila by Napier, William                             
Gates of Fire by Pressfield, Steven                 
River God by Smith, Wilbur                   

Middle Ages 

Year of Wonders  by Brooks, Geraldine             
Scarlet Lion by Chadwick, Elizabeth                            
Agincourt by Cornwell, Bernard                             
Name of the Rose by Eco, Umberto                
World without End by Follett, Ken             
Mistress of the Art of Death by Franklin, Ariana  
Last Queen by Gortner, C.W.                           
Boleyn Inheritance by Gregory, Philippa                 
Wolf Hall by Mantel, Hillary                              
The Crystal Cave by Stewart, Mary              
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Stone, Irving                   
Mistress of Husaby by Undset, Sigrid               

16th to 19th Centuries

Possession by Byatt, A.S.                        
Alienist by Carr, Caleb         
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Cather, Willa
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Chevalier, Tracy 
Shogun by Clavell, James                                  
Pirate Latitudes by Crichton, Michael        
Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, Charles     
Three Musketeers by Dumas, Alexandre     
Birth of Venus by Dunant, Sarah                   
Horatio Hornblower by Forester, C.S.    
Flashman and the Dragon by Fraser, George M.   
Outlander by Gabaldon, Diana                   
Roots by Haley, Alex                    
Deep Creek by Hand, Dana              
Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne, Nathan                        
Penmarric by Howatch, Susan                        
Shadows of the Moon by Kaye, M.M.       
Gone With the Wind by Mitchell, Margaret              
Beloved by Morrison, Toni     
Master and Commander by O’Brian, Patrick    
Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy, Emmuska     
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by See, Lisa
Killer Angels by Shaara, Michael                        
Witch of Blackbird Pond by Speare, Elizabeth    
War and Peace by Tolstoy, Leo                             
Fingersmith by Waters, Sarah                    
Innocent Traitor by Weir, Alison            
Orlando by Woolf, Virginia                                       

20th and 21st Centuries

Daughter of Fortune by Allende, Isabel                    
City of Thieves by Benioff, David                                  
The Good Earth by Buck, Pearl                                 
Ireland by Delaney, Frank                                              
Fall of Giants by Follett, Ken                             
Memoirs of a Geisha by Golden, Arthur                     
Water for Elephants by Gruen, Sara               
Remains Of the Day by Ishiguro, Kazuo             
Atonement by Mcewan, Ian                                       
Lonesome Dove by Mcmurtry, Larry                               
English Patient by Ondaatje, Michael            
Shadow of the Wind by Ruiz Zaf√≥n, Carlos                         
Thread of Grace by Russell, Maru Doria                      
Exodus by Uris, Leon                                                   
Plum Tree by Wiseman, Ellen                          
The Book Thief by Zusak, Markus     


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