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Best Fiction of 2012: Historical Fiction

  • FICTION

    ACCIDENTS OF PROVIDENCE

    FEB. 14, 2012

FICTION

ACCIDENTS OF PROVIDENCE

by Stacia M. Brown

A romping good read that is character-driven yet intellectually provocative on issues of law, religion and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CITY OF WOMEN

    AUG. 7, 2012

FICTION

CITY OF WOMEN

by David R. Gillham

The blond beauty is Sigrid, a stenographer living alone with her unpleasant mother-in-law while her husband, Kaspar, serves... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE KINGMAKER'S DAUGHTER

    AUG. 14, 2012

FICTION

THE KINGMAKER'S DAUGHTER

by Philippa Gregory

Although their fates are known, Gregory creates suspense by raising intriguing questions about whether her characters will... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BRING UP THE BODIES

    MAY 22, 2012

FICTION

BRING UP THE BODIES

by Hilary Mantel

The inventiveness of Mantel’s language is the chief draw here; the plot, as such, will engage only the most determined of... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SOMETHING RED

    SEPT. 18, 2012

  • FICTION

    ILLUMINATIONS

    OCT. 9, 2012

FICTION

ILLUMINATIONS

by Mary Sharratt

The ideal companion to the elevation of Hildegard by the pontiff who rebuked American nuns for their outspokenness, an irony... Full review >

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