Lists and Suggestions

List: Women's History Month: Historical Fiction about Real Women

Benedict, Marie, author.

Hedy Kiesler is lucky. Her beauty leads to a starring role in a controversial film and marriage to ...

Bird, Sarah, author.

"Here's the first thing you need to know about Miss Cathy Williams: I am the daughter of ...

O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972- author.

"A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare&...

Little, Judithe, author.

Abandoned by their family, Antoinette and Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel grew up under the guida...

Pataki, Allison, author.

"In imperial Vienna, where the court halls buzzed with waltzes and champagne, as well as tempt...

Mujica, Barbara Louise.

Told by Frida Kahlo's sister Cristina, this is the story of the great artist and her marriage ...

Lawhon, Ariel, author.

"Told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war...

Darznik, Jasmin, 1973- author.

"A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied ...

Hooper, Elise, author.

This novel explores the real life history of female athletes, members of the first integrated women...

Chiaverini, Jennifer, author.

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

Min, Anchee, 1957-

A biographical novel about the powerful wife of Mao Zedong. ...

Hoffman, Alice.

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

Turnbull, Bryn, author.

Summer, 1926. When Thelma Morgan marries Viscount Duke Furness after a whirlwind romance, she is im...

Jones, Sherry, 1961- author.

"From the author of The Jewel of Medina, a moving and insightful novel based on the life of le...

Scott, Susan Holloway, author.

"Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton's wife, Eliza--a fascinating ...

Tripp, Dawn Clifton.

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

Huber, Laurel Davis, author.

The story of Margery Williams Bianco, author of the beloved children's book The Velveteen Rabb...

Boyd, Natasha, author.

The story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who ran her father's plantation outside Charleston, South C...

Jefferson, Marci.

"In 1660, the Restoration of Stuart Monarchy in England returns Frances Stuart and her family ...

Moran, Michelle.

Raised far from the Egyptian court with her sister, Mutnodjmet, the beautiful and ambitious Neferti...

Macallister, Greer, author.

Widowed and in need of a job, Kate Warne convinces Allan Pinkerton that a female detective can go p...

Vreeland, Susan.

Louis Comfort Tiffany staffs his studio with female artisans-- a decision that protects him from st...

Bloom, Amy, 1953- author.

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

Min, Anchee, 1957-

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