We learned something last week when we created a display of historical fiction: turns out a lot of our patrons are historical fiction fans. We've been replacing books on the display as fast as we can - and here are some more ideas for books that will transport you to a different era:
"A Blaze of Glory" by Jeff Shaara. A recreation of the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 from the bestselling author.
"The American Heiress" by Daisy Goodwin. Traveling abroad at the turn of the 20th century, the glamorous Cora Cash finds an English social scene full of traps and betrayals.
"Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel. The winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize; the story of the clash between Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII.
"The Mission to Paris" by Alan Furst. In Paris in 1938, an actor stumbles into the clutches of Nazi conspirators who want to exploit his celebrity.
"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. At a magical circus that whirls through major cities at the turn of the 20th century, two young rivals become collaborators as they fall in love.