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historic costumeSetting is essential to historical fiction. These novels take place in the past - distant or recent - and run the gamut of theme and genre.


Search for these authors in our Catalog, or come to the library and find them on the shelf under the author's last name in the Fiction Section.

Adamson, Gil
Auel, Jean
Blake, Sarah
Brooks, Geraldine
Cather, Willa
Chevalier, Tracy
Doctorow, E.L.
Doig, Ivan
Dunnett, Dorothy
Frazier, Charles
Fuller, Dana Ross
Gear, W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
Gregory, Philippa
Guthrie, A.B.
Hansen, Ron
Harris, Robert
Llywelyn, Morgan
Mallon, Thomas
McCullough, Colleen
Michener, James
Mitchell, Margaret
Penman, Sharon Kay
Penney, Stef
Rutherfurd, Edward
Shaara, Jeff
Shaara, Michael
Thom, James Alexander
Vanderhaeghe, Guy
Vidal, Gore
Wouk, Herman


Cornwell, Bernard (Richard Sharpe series)
Humphreys, C. C. (Jack Absolute novels)
Kent, Alexander (Richard Bolitho)
O’Brien, Patrick (Jack Aubrey series)

Exotic Locales

Buck, Pearl S.
Fuentes, Carlos
Iggulden, Conn
Renault, Mary
Smith, Wilbur
Tsukiyama, Gail


Bayard, Louis
Franklin, Ariana
Liss, David


Fast, Howard (The Immigrants)
Haley, Alex (Roots, Queen)
Jakes, John (Crown Family Saga, Kent Family Chronicles, North and South Trilogy)
Rutherfurd, Edward (Dublin saga)


L’Amour, Louis
Johnston, Terry C.
McMurtry, Larry


Diamant, Anita
Smith, Diane
Vreeland, Susan