Lists and Suggestions

List: Summer Reads: Fiction Based on a True Story

Gappah, Petina, 1971- author.

"This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, David L...

Tripp, Dawn Clifton.

In 1916, Georgia O'Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet...

Min, Anchee, 1957-

From the master of the historical novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the splendid heart of t...

Ward, Jesmyn.

Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings fr...

Schmidt, Sarah, 1979 September 10- author.

When her father and stepmother are found brutally murdered on a summer morning in 1892, Lizzie Bord...

Bloom, Amy, 1953- author.

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt's first pr...

Parmar, Priya, 1974-

"In 1905, Virginia and Vanessa Stephens and their brothers Thoby and Adrian moved to unfashion...

Fowler, Therese.

A tale inspired by the marriage of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald follows their union in defiance of...

Katsu, Alma, author.

"A tense and gripping reimagining of one of America's most fascinating historical moments...

Brooks, Geraldine.

This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the "Plague Village," ...

Chiaverini, Jennifer, author.

The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romanti...

Hunter, Stephen, 1946- author.

"I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack's personal story entwined with that of an Irish...

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Ra...

Lawhon, Ariel, author.

With everyone on board harboring dark secrets and at least one person determined to make sure the a...

Dyer, David, 1966- author.

As the Titanic and her passengers sank slowly into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg lat...

Hoffman, Alice.

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary...

King, Stephen, 1947-

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed...

Horan, Nancy.

I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want ...

Russell, Mary Doria, 1950-

After the burned body of a mixed-blood boy, Johnnie Sanders, is discovered in 1878 Dodge City, Kans...

Mantel, Hilary, 1952-

Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercu...