Best Books 2013: Historical Fiction


The best historical fiction of 2013.

Historical Fiction: Back-to-School Reading for Grown-Ups | Wyatt’s World


A woman fights for her rights in 19th-century New York City; a horrific murder in Iceland, 1829, sends the accused to a remote farm; the Emerald city meets the Depression; Austen’s Darcy and Elizabeth are recast; a young slave’s narrative revives the journey of John Brown to Harpers Ferry

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, July 19, 2013


An unconventional love story from Toperoff. Abolitionist John Brown and a young slave Henry travel to Harper’s ferry in 1859. Short story collections set in the Hawaiian Islands and abroad. A Cold War–era spy thriller reaches a boiling point in Italy in 1984. And more.