Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel (Prehistory)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F AUE
After Ayla’s entire tribe dies, members of the Clan of the Cave Bear find her and mistrust her because of her blonde hair and blue eyes.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Ancient Canaan)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F DIA
The story of Dinah, a Bible character whose great love, a prince, is killed by her brother, leaving her alone and pregnant.
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (1850s Ireland)
PHPL Call Number: MYSTERY/SUSPENSE F DON
A little girl seems to be thriving after months without food. Is it a miracle? Or murder?
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (12th century England)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F FOL
This medieval epic of kings and peasants centers around the building of a magnificent church.
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
by Jamie Ford (1900s Seattle)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F FOR
This story follows the life of Ernest Young, an orphan who is raffled off in the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition in Seattle.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (1700s West Africa to 1900s U.S.A.)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F GYA
Homegoing traces two families through British imperialism, tribal warfare, the American Civil War, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights Movement.
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker (800s Norway)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F HAR
Surviving his stepfather’s plot to have him killed, Viking Ragnvald Eysteinsson vows to seek revenge and reclaim his stolen birthright.
Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran (1800s India)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F MOR
Refusing to surrender to the British Empire, Rani Lakshmibai, ruler of India’s Jhansi State, defends her realm during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
by Lisa See (1949 China)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F SEE
A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes
ancient China with its modern incarnation.
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (1860s U.S.A.)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F SHA
The battle of Gettysburg from both Northern
and Southern points of view.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan (1940’s Italy)
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F SUL
A teenage boy helps Jews escape through the Alps but is forced to enlist as a German soldier, where he becomes a spy for the Allies.
Based on a true story.