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If you like books such as those written by Kurt Vonnegut or Jonathan Safran Foer, satirical, with "beautiful and intriguing use of language," here are some suggestions:
TC Boyle - The Road to Wellville
If you like books by Victoria Johnson, you may like these suggestions. Here are some other historical mystery series, most of which can be described as novels of manners, with strong period details, and relationships which grow despite societal class distinctions. Enjoy!
Cordelia Frances Biddle - Martha Beale/Thomas Kelman series
Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the social scene, the bad news hits. That shot in your arm wasn't such a shot in the arm. In recent years, the doctors who designed the vaccine had to make a decision as to which strain to fight, Panama flu or Fujian flu. From their data, it looked like Panama would continue to grow strong and the beginnings of the Fujian strain would peter out.
Thanks for e-mailing us for a Book Match. You did not give a title or author for a match, but just noted that you wanted historical fiction.
There are many types of historical fiction, and you may want to give us more specifics so we can narrow down the choices! But, here are a few general resources that may be helpful to you:
Historical Fiction Booklists
Historical Novels Database
Thanks for requesting a Book Match from the Central Rappahannock
Regional Library. You asked for a book similar to Morgan Spurlock's
Don't Eat This Book. If you are looking for books on the same topic, you may like:
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, by Eric
Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm
between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled
American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges,
You asked for a book similar to Pyro by Earl Emerson, and mentioned that you
also like Wambaugh's Fire Lover and Picciotto's Last Man Down. Here are
a few suggestions, both fiction and nonfiction, featuring firefighters:
Emerson has written quite a few books featuring firefighters, including
a series about a female ex-firefighter and arson investigator, Mac
Fontana, such as Morons and Madmen, Going Crazy in Public, and The Dead
Horse Paint Company. But, one of his books with a male firefighting
Thank you for requesting a Book Match from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. You asked us to match Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara, and mentioned that you liked well-written biographies. Let’s start with novels which, like Gods and Generals, are historical fiction. Some feature actual historical figures, some chronicle actual events using fictional characters. Some are set in the Civil War, most deal with war.
The killer angels : a novel / Michael Shaara
Similar Title: Daddy loves his little girls by t.d. jakes
Comments: I read Maximize the Moment, Cover Girls, Help!I'm Raising Kids
Alone!, Woman Thou Art Loosed!, The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord. They
are all excellent books to motivate you to be all God wants you to be!
Well! You've pretty much gone through our T.D. Jakes offerings! Since
you like T.D. Jakes works so much, how about trying these authors for
African-American fiction can run the gamut from romance to gritty, urban
Some African American mysteries are:
Coq au Vin by Charlotte Carter. Nanette Hayes is a poetry-spouting,
jazz-playing, French speaking Black American Princess who looks like
Grace Jones. Hip, funny and sexy.