Good morning. Any suggestions for a short story book historical fiction?Good morning. Any suggestions for a short story book historical fiction? Anne #recommend #historical fiction #history
Waterproof: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood
Not really a short story though … sorry
The Book Thief and Memoirs of a Geisha but they are novels
The Wonder by Emma Donoghuewasn’t too long
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War
Short and historical don’t usually go together…lol
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Part true story/ Part fiction.
“The Court-Martial of Daniel Boone” by Allan W. Eckert.
The Magic of Ordinary Days
Diana Gabaldon has several short Novellas that tie in with her books but can be read on their own. She’s brilliant.
The President’s Lady about Rachel Jackson. Exodus is not short but a great story for recent events
The Girl in Hyacinth Blue is a collection of interrelated short stories that might qualify.
KILLER ANGELS by Michael Shaara. An excellent take on the Gettysburg battle. All the facts remain as they were, he injects some personality into the historical figures which serve to flesh out the characters.
Why not read both? Historical fiction can give context and the human effect of events and can make the importance of those events easier to understand. Once interested, the reader can then go on to actual history books to get more details and sort out fact from fiction.
I completely agree. A good historical novel has just enough history to get the reader interested in finding out more.
The Girl with a Pearl Earring.
That one is great but definitely not short.
Non fiction Night by Eli Wiesel
Officers and Gentlemen by Evelyn @Mary
My Mother’s Secret by J.L Witterick-WWll/Holocaust, great book.
Also The Whip by Karen Kondazian.
News of the World is great.
The room at Rue Amelie
Good, but not the short one she wants
The Other Einstein and Carnegie’s Maid are both excellent books
just started watergate and really like it
Dances With Wolves
A night divided
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford is great. It’s about life in NYC in 1740s.
A Long Walk to Water, Listening to Lions