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The Forgotten Garden
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (Historical Fiction)
Cleverly written as a historical mystery and the finding of ones origins that takes you from Australia to England. Hard to put down. -- Added by RWharton on 03/05/2017

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A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (Historical Fiction)
Extremely interesting book that follows 4 Indian families over a long period of time. The only downside to the book is its length - 1349 pages! -- Added by cneubauer on 03/04/2017

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LaRose
LaRose by Louise Erdrich (Historical Fiction)
I enjoy her books about Native American culture -- Added by cneubauer on 03/04/2017

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The German Girl
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (Historical Fiction)
A heartwarming story that follows 12 year old Hannah and her family as they flee Germany before the war breaks out to the only place that will take them, Cuba. Intertwined is the story of 12 year Anna, Hannah's great niece who live with her mother in current day New York city and how Anna & Hannah come to meet each other. -- Added by KathyB on 03/04/2017

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Lilac Girls
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Historical Fiction)
The story of three women, a New York socialite, a Polish girl and a German doctor, and how their lives intertwine before, during and after World War II. -- Added by KathyB on 03/04/2017

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The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton (Historical Fiction)
While a bit of a slow start, this book picks up to be an exciting tale of love, secrets, and the power of observation. -- Added by lsutton on 03/03/2017

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Retreat, Hell!
Retreat, Hell! by W.E.B. Griffin (Historical Fiction)
recommend -- Added by edger on 03/02/2017

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Redeeming Love
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (Historical Fiction)
Awesome book! -- Added by rb91048 on 03/01/2017

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The Cay
The Cay by Theodore Taylor (Historical Fiction)
Great Book for all ages. Read this in prep for seeing the play at IRT. Enjoyed both. -- Added by btaylor on 03/01/2017

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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Historical Fiction)
na -- Added by RWharton on 03/01/2017

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At the Edge of the Orchard
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier (Historical Fiction)
I recently attended the first meeting of the CCPL Book Club "Books After Lunch" and "Orchard" was chosen as the book to be discussed in March. I almost gave up after 40 pages; now am glad I persevered. A different but interesting read and I may try another Chevalier book. -- Added by stephaniephillips on 02/28/2017

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The Fifth Gospel
The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell (Historical Fiction)
Thrilling book, well told, suspenseful, delves into character motivations (family, religion, more). Excellent read. So glad I chose to "make a blind date with a book" - the valentine's promotional. I probably would not have picked it up otherwise. So glad I did. -- Added by schwoebg on 02/28/2017

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Somerset
Somerset by Leila Meacham (Historical Fiction)
A family saga from the late 1840's through the Civil War and into the 1900's going from South Carolina to Texas. A thread of superstition drives three generations of the family to wonder if they are cursed, yet the Somerset Plantation and history of the family survives. -- Added by Ellie on 02/28/2017

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the harlem hellfighters by max brooks (Historical Fiction)
This is an excellent, graphic novel about a group of forgotten soldiers in WWI. The story and the artwork were very, very good. Even if history is not your forte, you will like this book. -- Added by michaeldel on 02/26/2017

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Year of Wonders
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Historical Fiction)
Well written tale of small English community isolated by the plague in 1666. How the plague arrived, its devastation and how the village coped, or tried to, are the heart of this story. -- Added by Indysteve7 on 02/25/2017

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