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==Some Recommended Titles by Time Period==
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===Nineteenth Century===
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*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=ahab's+wife+or,+the+star+gazer '''Ahab's Wife; or, The star-gazer''']  by Sena Jeter Naslund
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==Seventeenth Century==
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=all-true+travels+and+adventures '''The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lydie Newton''']  by Jane Smiley
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=year+of+wonders '''Year of Wonders''']  by Geraldine Brooks
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?SEARCH=living+dillard '''The Living''']  by Annie Dillard
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:Geraldine Brooks is masterful at weaving historical threads of fact throughout fiction.  In Year of Wonders, she conveys the story of a seventeenth century village that succumbs to the merciless scourge of the plague.  On the surface, the novel serves as an account of the gruesome and physical sufferings of the village through the voice of Anna.  When viewed deeper, however, it becomes a sociological observation in beautiful language of the towns-folk's personal discoveries ranging from sadly disturbing to miraculously wonderful. 
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=lonesome+dove+a+novel '''Lonesome Dove''']  by Larry McMurtry
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==Nineteenth Century==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=ahab's+wife+or,+the+star+gazer '''Ahab's Wife; or, The star-gazer''']  by Sena Jeter Naslund
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=all-true+travels+and+adventures '''The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lydie Newton''']  by Jane Smiley
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=living+dillard '''The Living''']  by Annie Dillard
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=lonesome+dove+a+novel '''Lonesome Dove''']  by Larry McMurtry
  
 
===Turn of the Nineteenth Century/Late Victorian===
 
===Turn of the Nineteenth Century/Late Victorian===
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?SEARCH=city+light+belfer '''City of Light'''] by Lauren Belfer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?SEARCH=city+light+belfer '''City of Light'''] by Lauren Belfer
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?SEARCH=my+antonia '''My Antonia'''] by Willa Cather
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?SEARCH=my+antonia '''My Antonia'''] by Willa Cather
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==World War II==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?city+of+thieves '''City of Thieves'''] by David Benioff
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?arnow+dollmaker '''The Dollmaker'''] by Harriet Arnow
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t:hotel+on+the+corner+of+bitter+and+sweet '''Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet'''] by Jamie Ford
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:Henry Lee, a Chinese boy from a first generation immigrant family living in Seattle at the outbreak of WWII, falls in love with Keiko Okabe, a Japanese American girl, against the opposition of his father who has been fighting the war against the Japanese invaders of China all of his life in his head, but Keiko and the rest of the Japanese community are sent to the internment camps for the duration of the war.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?outlander '''Outlander'''] by Diana Gabaldon
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?skeletons+at+the+feast '''Skeletons at the Feast'''] by Chris Bohjalian
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''Also try '''[[All the Light We Cannot See Read-Alikes]]'''''
  
===World War II===
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==20th Century==
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?arnow+dollmaker '''The Dollmaker'''] by Harriet Arnow
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?The+Help+stockett '''The Help'''] by Kathryn Stockett
*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?skeletons+at+the+feast '''Skeletons at the Feast'''] by Chris Bohjalian
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?homer+and+langley '''Homer and Langley'''] by E.L. Doctorow
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Latest revision as of 22:12, 15 December 2016

This article in Category:Adult Fiction and Category:Historical

Seventeenth Century

Geraldine Brooks is masterful at weaving historical threads of fact throughout fiction. In Year of Wonders, she conveys the story of a seventeenth century village that succumbs to the merciless scourge of the plague. On the surface, the novel serves as an account of the gruesome and physical sufferings of the village through the voice of Anna. When viewed deeper, however, it becomes a sociological observation in beautiful language of the towns-folk's personal discoveries ranging from sadly disturbing to miraculously wonderful.


Nineteenth Century

Turn of the Nineteenth Century/Late Victorian

World War II

Henry Lee, a Chinese boy from a first generation immigrant family living in Seattle at the outbreak of WWII, falls in love with Keiko Okabe, a Japanese American girl, against the opposition of his father who has been fighting the war against the Japanese invaders of China all of his life in his head, but Keiko and the rest of the Japanese community are sent to the internment camps for the duration of the war.


Also try All the Light We Cannot See Read-Alikes

20th Century