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PICKS OF THE WEEK: Learning from historical fiction

The latest picks of the week from the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library include some historical fiction choices
2022-05-11 BWG Library Historical Fiction Picks of the week
These are the BWG Library picks of the week

Historical fiction presents a story set in the past. Most historical fiction pays careful attention to the ensure accuracy of manners, details and events of the past.

This week’s BWG Picks gives readers the chance to travel to wartime Berlin, the US Civil War, WWI Australia, the Mexican-American War or post emancipation America accompanied by fascinating characters and intriguing plots.

Black Cloud Rising by David Wright Falade

Sergeant Etheridge, the son of a slave, must prove that his troops in the African Brigade are skilled and trustworthy as they raid the areas occupied by the Confederate Partisan Rangers in 1863.

Under the golden sun by Jenny Ashcroft

During World War I, Rose Hamilton escorts a young orphaned boy to Australia, and is unable to part with this boy she has come to love, or his wounded fighter pilot uncle. 

The torqued man by Peter Mann

In wartime Berlin, two manuscripts are found in the rubble, narrating conflicting versions of the life of an Irish spy named Frank Pike, leaving only the reader to know the truth.

Carolina built by Kianna Alexander

Describes the life of real estate magnate Josephine N. Leary, a freed plantation slave who taught herself to ultimately become a successful entrepreneur. 

A ballad of love and glory by Reyna Grande

An epic historical romance about a Mexican woman and an Irish-American soldier who fall in love in the thick of the Mexican-American War.