Goodreads: The Season’s Most Anticipated Historical Fiction

The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowden

“From the author of The Tuscan Child comes a heartrending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War.”

Release Date: February 12, 2019

The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky

“Born with the soul of a hunter and the language of the gods, a young Inuit shaman fights for survival in the frozen lands of North America in 1000 AD. To protect her people, she invokes the spirits of the sky, the sea, and the air.”

Release Date: January 31, 2019

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

“From the author of The Ghost Bride comes a sweeping novel about a dance-hall girl and an orphan boy whose fates become entangled in 1930s Malaysia over an old Chinese superstition about men who can turn into tigers.”

Release Date: February 12, 2019

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

“The author of Eat, Pray, Love returns to fiction with a bold tale of glamour and adventure set in New York during the 1940s. It follows Vivian Morris as she rubs elbows with showgirls—and makes a mistake that will alter the course of her life.”

Release Date: June 4, 2019

Learning to See by Elise Hooper

“At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, photographer Dorothea Lange dared to be different. In this new novel by the author of The Other Alcott, we see the world through her eyes.”

Release Date: January 22, 2019

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

“An abandoned suitcase at Grand Central Terminal leads recently widowed Grace Healey to a ring of female secret agents in this tale of friendship and courage during World War II from the author of The Orphan’s Tale.”

Release Date: February 5, 2019

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

“While clearing out an estate, a woman finds the mementos of a lost relationship…and the beginning of an emotional World War II journey.”

Release Date: January 8, 2019

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

“Set a generation before her bestselling novel, The Lilac Girls, this story focuses on Eliza Ferriday as she embarks on a trip of a lifetime to the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and the avenues of Paris under the shadow of World War I.”

Release Date: April 9, 2019

The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman

“Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own dark secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII.”

Release Date: January 22, 2019

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

“A battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot join forces to track down the Huntress, a deadly Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America in this thrilling tale from the author of The Alice Network.”

Release Date: February 26, 2018

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Coming of age in Los Angeles in the late ’60s, Daisy embraces the sex, drugs, and rock and roll of the era, leading her to a date with her musical destiny in this rollicking oral history from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.”

Release Date: March 5, 2019

Park Avenue Summer by Renée Rosen

“Readers will travel to the glamour of 1965 New York City and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a brazen new editor-in-chief—Helen Gurley Brown—shocks America by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits.”

Release Date: April 30, 2019

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

“On the Korean island of Jeju, two best friends begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective. As the girls take up their work, they know they are beginning a life of danger. From the author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.”

Release Date: March 5, 2019

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

“Along the banks of the Zambezi River, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man’s greatest nemesis.”

Release Date: March 5, 2019

The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr

“A postmortem photographer in Victorian England unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future in this gothic debut novel.”

Release Date: April 9, 2019

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

“In this powerful follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning bestseller The Underground Railroad, two young boys endure a hellish reform school intent on turning delinquent boys into honorable men in Jim Crow-era Florida.”

Release Date: July 16, 2019

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