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Historical fiction for every kind of reader

For a long time, I avoided historical fiction like, well, like the plague. I couldn’t seem to get interested in books set in the past, thinking them dated and boring. But then someone pointed out to me that everything that’s happening now has happened before, and that the only way we can move forward is by looking back. Sound advice. It also helped that I figured out just how many different types of historical fiction there are: meticulously researched period pieces, alternate histories that imagine intriguing what-ifs, a historical fantasy that adds just a splash (well maybe slightly more than a splash) of magic. Truthfully, there’s a historical read out there for every reader, and here are a few of our current favorites!