What if we told you that you could journey to the past without losing modern conveniences like ebooks, prepackaged soup, rideshare apps, and penicillin? Because that’s exactly what we’re saying. Join us for Historical Fiction Day!
Sponsored by THE CASSANDRA, the new novel by Sharma Shields, winner of the Washington State Book Award. Published by Henry Holt & Co.
Gifted and cursed with the ability to see the future, Mildred Groves takes a position at the Hanford Research Center in the early 1940s. Hanford tests and manufactures a mysterious product to aid the war effort. Only the top officials know that this product is processed plutonium, to make the first atomic bombs. Inspired by the classic Greek myth, this 20th-century reimagining is based on a real WWII compound. A timely novel about patriarchy and militancy, The Cassandra uses both legend and history to examine man’s capacity for destruction, and the compassion it takes to challenge the powerful.
Whether you’re looking for historical mysteries set in locations across the world, horror stories that’ll make you thankful for electricity, books about bygone royalty, historical fiction from Southeast Asia or Latin America, or simply want to explore the world of historical fiction at leisure, we got you.
So head on over to Book Riot, start with our welcome post, and enjoy a day of historical fiction!