Historical Novels to Transport You by Amy Barrow


The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Two women - a female spy from the  real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and a  wild American socialite looking for her cousin in post World War II - come together in a story of courage.

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Away by Amy Bloom

Away is the unforgettable story of Lillian Leyb, from Russia. When she learns that her daughter might still be alive, Lillian starts an odyssey taking her from New York, Seattle, ending in Alaska.

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The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

Tess, a seamstress, becomes a personal maid on the Titanic. Tess is one of the last people on a lifeboat. She must deal with questions of whether her employer, Lady Duff Gordon, saved herself at and not others.

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The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

A wonderful family saga spanning three generations, The Guest Book looks at the life and times of one family as they navigate the changing mores of the times from their family retreat off the coast of Maine. 

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Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

A Hungarian-Jewish student arrives in Paris from Budapest in 1937 with a mysterious letter to deliver. When he begins a relationship with the letter's recipient, he learns a secret that will change many lives.

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Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

For fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, the novel weaves together stories of three very different women during WWII  - including bravery, love and cowardice.

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Love & Ruin by Paula McLain

Martha Gellhorn, a journalist, falls in love with Ernest Hemingway in this fictionalized story of their love, set in Madrid. Another great one from Paula McLain.

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Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

A new novel by the  author of The Aviator’s Wife, this is the story of New York City’s socialites during the 1950’s, including the scandalous friendship between Truman Capote and socialite Babe Paley.

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The Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Pacific Northwest apple country is the setting for a family drama of two estranged sisters and their angry Russian-born mother after the death of their father.



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