Historical Fiction Genre Help for November

For November 2015, we will be reading a Historical Fiction novel.
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Re: Historical Fiction Genre Help for November

Post by kio » 08 Nov 2015, 21:17

I love Naomi Novik's novels @Topcho. She's the main reason I didn't want to cut out cross-over genres. She's the reason I started liking Historical Fiction, particularly alternate history fiction :)

-- 08 Nov 2015, 22:18 --

I agree with @nozora, Between Shades of Gray is also a good one
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Post by Itsme44880 » 08 Nov 2015, 21:54

I love history and to see how some people can twist it and paint it with words just amazes me everytime

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Post by hsimone » 09 Nov 2015, 15:58

That sounds interesting! I've been wanting to read Between Shades of Gray actually.

Question, though - do people consider To Kill a Mockingbird as historical fiction? I was going to do The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but realize that I would not be able to finish it for this month, so I might save that as a summer read.
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Post by kio » 09 Nov 2015, 18:10

I do consider To Kill a Mockingbird to be historical fiction actually. Although it was contemporary in its time, the setting is definitely historical now. Just like Jane Austen.
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Post by hsimone » 09 Nov 2015, 20:39

Thanks, kio! I'll stick with that one for this month, then.
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Post by gali » 09 Nov 2015, 22:41

hsimone wrote:That sounds interesting! I've been wanting to read Between Shades of Gray actually.

Question, though - do people consider To Kill a Mockingbird as historical fiction? I was going to do The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but realize that I would not be able to finish it for this month, so I might save that as a summer read.
A great choice! I loved the book. Enjoy! :)
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Post by hsimone » 11 Nov 2015, 14:25

Thank you, gali!
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Post by joanofarc2015 » 13 Nov 2015, 05:39

to kill a mockingbird is a great historical fic book :)

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Post by kio » 13 Nov 2015, 12:34

Enjoy @hsimone! it's a great one :)
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Post by hsimone » 13 Nov 2015, 19:10

Thank you! I started it and liking it so far :)
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Post by kinley_0340 » 14 Nov 2015, 10:40

bookowlie wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions for Civil War or World War II novels? I've already read The Postmistress a few years ago.
I liked 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' and 'The Hiding Place'. I would say 'The Hiding Place' was probably my favorite though, 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' is kind of slow at first.

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Post by zaynab_m » 15 Nov 2015, 06:46

kio, thank you for this helpful post. All The Light We Cannot See is on my reading list, hope I get to read it soon. I've read the Book Thief already, and though I found it a bit dry occasionally, overall I loved the book and its storyline. The movie was awesome too.
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Post by xueli28 » 15 Nov 2015, 21:51

Some of my favorites are:

Orphan Train
All the Light We Cannot See
Girl Waits with Gun

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Post by susan1 » 16 Nov 2015, 19:30

I loved The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. After reading the book, I used this an introduction to World War II and The Holocaust. My students were so full of questions. We read the book together which lead to more questions. Then we watched the movie.
As for a Civil War book, Glory or the Blue and Gray series. Glory is a story of an African American Regiment that fought for the Union during the Civil War. Blue and Gray series tell the story of families split by political belief.

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Post by newhere » 10 May 2016, 14:58

Very late to this discussion. Would alternate history fall under this or not?

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