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  • Office of Innocence by Thomas Keneally (during World War II)


  • Let Loose the Dogs by Maureen Jennings (19th century Toronto)

Dominican Republic

  • The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa (1960s)


  • Cheops by Paul West (ancient times)


  • The Monsters of St. Helena by Brooks Hansen (exile of Napolean)
  • The Jester by James Patterson (11th century)
  • Silk by Alessandro Baricco (1860s)

Great Britain


  • Hadesí Daughter by Sara Douglass (ancient times)


  • The Sabreís Edge by Allan Mallinson (1820s)


  • The Big Snow by David Park (1960s)
  • Another Kind of Life by Catherine Dunne (19th century)
  • The Fall of Light by Niall Williams (19th century)


  • Ten Thousand Lovers by Edeet Ravel (1970s)


  • Caravaggio by Christopher Peachment (16th and 17th century)
  • Lucrezia Borgia by John Faunce (biographical novel; Renaissance)


  • Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka (19th century)
  • One Manís Justice by Akira Yoshimura (1940s U.S. occupation)
  • The Dragon Kingís Palace by Laura Joh Rowland (17th century)


  • The Coffee Trader by David Liss (17th century)


  • The Stars Can Wait by Jay Basu (World War II)

Roman Empire

  • Emperor: The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden
  • A Song for Nero by Thomas Holt (1st century)


  • The White Russian by Tom Bradby (1917 St. Petersburg)
  • The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander (Bolshevik revolution, seen through the eyes of the Tsarís kitchen boy)
  • The Retreat by Patrick Rambaud (Napolean's invasion)

South Africa

  • Frankie & Stankie by Barbara Trapido (1950s)


  • Blue Poppies by Jonathan Falla (during Chinese invasion)

United States

  • Lucy, by Ellen Feldman (1930s and 1940s)
  • A Place Called Rainwater, by Dorothy Garlock (Oklahoma in the late 1920s)
  • I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company by Brian Hall (Lewis and Clark expedition)
  • Freedom Land by Martin Marcus (Seminole War)
  • Shadow Boxer by Eddie Muller (San Francisco late 1940s)
  • Angels Watching Over Me by Michael Phillips (The South in the 1850s)
  • Waltz into Darkness[?] by William Irish[?] (New Orleans in 1880)
  • The Road to Wellville[?] by T.C. Boyle (the story of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg[?], the inventor of the cornflake, and his Battle Creek Sanitarium. It is set in 1907)
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (Japanese-Americans during World War II)
  • A Greater Glory by James Scott Bell (early 1900s in Los Angeles)
  • Oscar Wilde Discovers America by Louis Edwards (Oscar Wilde tours the United States)
  • The Battle of Milroy Station by Robert Fowler (Civil War)
  • Property by Valerie Martin (slave rebellion)
  • Daughter of the Loom by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller (19th century Lowell, Massachusetts)
  • Into the Valley: The Settlers by Rosanne Bittner (Revolutionary War)
  • More than a Dream by Lauraine Snelling (Scandinavian immigrants in 1897 Minnesota)
  • Fanny and Sue by Karen Stolz (St. Louis during the Great Depression)
  • White Doves at Morning by James Lee Burke (Civil War)
  • The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (the Underground Railroad)
  • The Final Confession of Mabel Stark by Robert Hough (female animal trainer in Barnum & Bailey circus during 1930s)
  • Unholy Fire by Robert Mrazek (Civil War)
  • Blood and Bitter Wind by Earl Murray (California gold rush)
  • Home to Trinity by Delia Parr (1830s Pennsylvania)
  • Hope by Mary Ryan (Colorado gold rush)
  • Sweet Sunday by John Lawton (1960s New York)


  • The Tapestries by Kien Nguyen

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