Tag Archives: Historical

The New Inheritors

by Kent Wascom

The third novel from “one of the most exhilarating historical novelists in the country” (Washington Post), set in New Orleans, the Mississippi coast, Cuba,…

The King’s Witch

by Tracy Borman

The first in a trilogy of historical novels set at the dramatic endpoint of the Tudor reign and the dangerous start of the Stuart…

Birdcage Walk

by Helen Dunmore

From the bestselling author of The Siege and Exposure and the first-ever winner of the Orange Prize comes a new novel set in Bristol…

Saint Joan of Arc

by Vita Sackville-West

“[A] book in which the most dramatic, significant, moving and inexplicable life story in secular history is told quietly and authoritatively, not merely in…

The Rising Sun

by Douglas Galbraith

“Completely convincing . . . succeeds absolutely. Galbraith’s powers of description are immense . . . vivid enough to make the reader’s body ache…


by Richard Flanagan

“Flanagan sets his novel in the wilds of nineteenth-century Tasmania and evokes its inhabitants with exquisite precision. . . . An entirely unified meditation…

Valiant Gentlemen

by Sabina Murray

“Sabina Murray’s Valiant Gentlemen is an adventure set amid the secret history of the modern world—the personal revolutions inside the revolutionary Roger Casement, a…

The Undertaking

by Audrey Magee

“A powerful creation . . . profoundly moving. Ms. Magee’s willingness to examine the darkest elements of the conflict in a novel that still…

The Train to Warsaw

by Gwen Edelman

“With remarkable economy and finesse . . . unsentimentally and vividly, Edelman re-creates the chaos, the din, and the brutality as everything was stolen…

Thomas Cromwell

by Tracy Borman

A fascinating biography of Henry VIII’s most trusted aide, Thomas Cromwell, a commoner who became second only to the king.