Historical Women in Fiction

  • Some titles are biographical fiction of real historical figures
  • Marie Benedict (The Other Einstein; Carnegie’s Maid)
  • Paula McLain (The Paris Wife; Love & Ruin — Hemingway)
  • Melanie Benjamin (The Swans of Fifth Avenue — Truman Capote)
  • Nancy Horan (Loving Frank – Lloyd Wright)
  • Kate Quinn (The Alice Network; The Huntress)
  • Jessica Shattuck (The Women in the Castle)
  • Martha Hall Kelly (Lilac Girls)
  • Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train; A Piece of the World)
  • Min Jin Lee (Pachinko)
  • Paulette Jiles (News of the World)
  • Helen Simonson (The Summer Before the War)
  • Jim Fergus (One Thousand White Women)
  • Kristin Hannah (The Nightingale)
  • Yaa Gyasi (Homegoing)
  • Patty Dann (The Wright Sister)

World War II Women (walking away?)

Candace Waters (For Love and Country)
Kate Quinn (The Alice Network; The Huntress)
Pam Jenoff (The Lost Girls of Paris)
Noelle Salazar (The Flight Girls)

Glam Historical Women

Taylor Jenkins Reid (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo)
Kerri Maher (The Kennedy Debutante)