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Blast From the Past! Historical Fiction

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Take a trip back through time with today's episode where Adam and Jill discuss some of their favorite historical fiction picks! We not only help give a definition of what makes a book historical fiction, but we also discuss multiple timeline novels and "time slip" historical fiction.

Books mentioned in this episode:

American Girl series

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The Captive Queen by Alison Weir

The King's Obsession by Alison Weir

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

The Address by Fiona Davis

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Darkness Knows by Cheryl Honigford

Homicide for the Holidays by Cheryl Honigford

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Time and Again by Jack Finney

A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson

Outlander by Diana Gaboldon

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Trinity by Leon Uris

Count Belisarius by Robert Graves

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