Historical Fiction

Free Men Katy Simpson Smith

FREE MEN takes place in the territory that is now Alabama, during the 1780s when three men - an escaped slave, a white orphan and a Creek Indian are being tracked down for murder. More than two hundred years later, their profound concerns of love, freedom, and the stain of guilt continue to haunt us today.

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The Hidden Light of Northern Fires Daren Wang

THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES is a fictionalized account of the only secesssionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line. The story is fact based, historically correct, and concerns the author's actual family. The abolitionist and the fugitive follow a dangerous path and combine to make a page-turning read.

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Secessia Kent Wascom

SECESSIA is a tale of greed, slavery and intrigue set in 1862 New Orleans, when the largest city in the confederacy is governed the Union's notorious General Benjamin "The Beast" Butler.

 

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The New Inheritors Kent Wascom

THE NEW INHERITORS is the story of a young artist and a well-heeled heiress during World War I in New Orleans, whose family strife and the tumult in the world around them threaten to tear them apart.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...

African Town Latham, Irene Waters, Charles

AFRICAN TOWN is the story of the last illegal slave ship to arrive in America. The authors brilliant research and straight forward presentation has created an important and necessary read appropriate for all ages.

 

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Our Woman in Moscow Beatriz Williams

OUR WOMAN IN MOSCOW is a powerful, historically accurate story of espionage and family devotion in the Cold War. The mysterious 1948 disappearance of an American family living in London shocks the world. Were they eliminated by the Soviet intelligence service or did they defect with vital secrets?

 

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American Pop Snowden Wright

AMERICAN POP is a sprawling historical novel set in Mississippi detailing the rise and fall of the Forster family's soda empire, the first in this fictional American history. Using Nathaniel Hawthorne's observation that "families are always rising and falling in America," Wright looks into the forces that shape...