Historical Fiction That Changes Your World

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Stories that are so life-changing that you forget they are based on historical facts.

  • The Stone Carvers

  • Stoner (New York Review Books Classics)

  • The Book Thief

  • The House of the Spirits: A Novel

  • The English Patient

  • 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion (Irish Century)

  • The Birth House: A Novel (P.S.)

  • The Orenda

  • The Silver Chalice (Loyola Classics)

  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

  • Away: A Novel

  • Gone with the Wind

  • The Good Earth (Oprah's Book Club)

  • Shogun: A Novel of Japan

  • The Scarlet Letter (Dover Thrift Editions)

  • The Color Purple

  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family

  • East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)