My Favorite Historical Fiction Books!

By The Mindful Mutt

By The Mindful Mutt

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

$14.99 $13.79

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

Diane Ackerman

$15.95 $14.67

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

$17.00 $15.64

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

$17.00 $15.64

The Crazyladies of Pearl Street

Trevanian

$17.00

The story of a young boy living in Albany, NY during the Great Depression and WWII. This semi-autobiographical story, based on the author's own childhood, feels like you are there with the little boy, interacting with all of the unique characters of his neighborhood. All along he dreams to escape poverty and move on to bigger things. You'll remember this book for a long time after you read it!

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell

$18.00 $16.56

History, romance, drama -- A dutch Merchant travels to Dejima, Japan in 1799, to acquire wealth so he can marry. While on the lawless island, he runs into a ton of mischief, and falls in love with a disfigured mid-wife, for whom he would sacrifice anything. The plot keeps you guessing and the setting of the story paints a magical picture in your imagination.

Shanghai Girls

Lisa See

$17.00 $15.64

Beginning in 1937. Follow two glamorous sisters, Pearl and May, on a journey from their lavish life in Shanghai, escaping war and moving to California after their father has gambled away their wealth. They must immigrate and marry 2 strangers, as they keep secrets and are torn between their old lives and their new American lives.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Lisa See

$18.00 $16.56

In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen. The stranger’s arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. Slowly, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock—conceived with a man her parents consider a poor choice—she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her, wrapped in a blanket with a tea cake tucked in its folds, near an orphanage in a nearby city. As Li-yan comes into herself, leaving her insular village for an education, a business, and city life, her daughter, Haley, is raised in California by loving adoptive parents. Despite her privileged childhood, Haley wonders about her origins. Across the ocean Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. Over the course of years, each searches for meaning in the study of Pu’er, the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for centuries. A powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond of family.