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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Stuck Inside Recommendations 51-60: Historical Fiction!

On Facebook I started recommending a book a day for those stuck inside and looking for something good to read. I'm alternating between books published by Macmillan (my employer) and not (actually for this category only 1 was from Macmillan). (Simply, because the vast majority of my reading is Macmillan books, it's really hard for me to not have this unbalance in any list I put together.) And I thought I'd pull together those recommendations every 10 days here, for people who I'm not Facebook friends with. These 10 books are all mysteries, as requested!

Please buy books from independent bookstores! You can find your nearby indies here, or you can buy from bookshop.org or you can get audiobooks from Libro.fm. Those last two you either can get to through the website of an indie, and have part of your purchase go to that indie directly, or if you really don't know of one, any purchases made on those sites, even unaffiliated ones, will indirectly support independent bookstores. Bookstores are really struggling right now, from chains on down to the little guys, and right now, you have a lot of time to read! Seems like two great things that go great together.

Now, on with the list! While these are numbered, they are not ranked. I've starred the non-Macmillan books, and if I reviewed them, I'll link to the review. Every one of these books got a 5-star rating from me! Historical fiction is my favorite genre! Hope you find some delights in here.

51. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute*

52. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan*

53. Hell at the Breech by Tom Franklin *

54. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro*

55. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks*

56. Old Lovegood Girls by Gail Godwin

57. Maud's Line by Margaret Verble*

58. Jim the Boy by Tony Earley*

59. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín*

60. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann*



      

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