Historical Fiction

Experience the past through the imagination of authors who bring history to life. Borrow an historical fiction novel from the Lititz Public Library.

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir : A NovelThe Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
During the early days of WWII, the women in an English village carry on singing, forging a bond that overcomes home-front struggles while their men are away fighting.

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer
Pursued by newspapermen, lawyers and political leaders, the officers of the ship Californian did everything they could to hide their role in the 1912 Titanic disaster.

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh
After six years abroad, a young woman returns to her childhood home in Kenya to find her father living with a strange, intolerant woman and the political climate in the country unsettled by a secret society intent on revolution.

The Commodore by P.T. Deutermann
During the WWII battle against Japan for control of the Solomon Islands, an American Indian from Minnesota is promoted to command an entire destroyer squadron after his aggressive tactics prove successful.

The Magdalen GirlsThe Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander
When her beauty provokes a revelation from a young priest, a sixteen-year-old girl is sent to one of Dublin’s Magdalen Laundries for fallen women, where she befriends two other girls who help her endure the harsh captivity.

No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien
At the turn-of-the-20th-century, a young boy’s fortunes take him from the slums of London to the coalmines of Yorkshire and the trenches of France during WWI.

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
A new bride, left to care for her husband’s 300-acre farm and infant son during the Civil War, is bound for jail when he returns home two years later, accused of murdering her newborn baby.

Assassins by Jim Eldridge
In 1921, a police detective investigating the murder of a prominent Cabinet minister searches for links to the Bolsheviks, Irish Home Rule agitators and the man’s scandalous private life.

America's First Daughter : A NovelAmerica’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
In the wake of her mother’s death, Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter becomes his helpmate, protector and constant companion, and when a scandal erupts, she must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation.

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
Traveling west in 1838, a family with five children settles in the muddy swamps of northwest Ohio and works to tame their patch of land, buying saplings to cultivate an apple orchard.

City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan
In 1945, a Jewish refugee travels underground to Palestine where he works as a taxi driver, haunted by memories and trying to become the man he was before the war.

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
In the 1950s, a generation of aspiring models, secretaries and editors yearning for success lived side-by-side at New York City’s glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women.

Edenland by Wallace King
During the Civil War, an escaped slave and an Irish indentured servant become reluctant allies in their journeys to freedom.

The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies
Multigenerational novel recasts American history though the lives of Chinese Americans, including Hollywood’s first Chinese movie star, a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes Asian Americans and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption.

The Girl from VeniceThe Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith
In 1945, a fisherman living in German-occupied Italy saves a Jewish refugee and enters the world of Partisans, random executions, forgery, high explosives and black market gold.

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
In 1888 New York, a young, untested lawyer accepts the impossible task of defending George Westinghouse when he is sued by Thomas Edison in the quest to determine who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country.

April 28, 2017