Manchester Public Library Reader's Connection
American Historical Fiction 1600-1890
Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War
Civil War fiction fans will enjoy this well-researched retelling of the November, 1864, Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, during which the main character, Confederate foot soldier Bushrod Carter, is wounded and the Army of Tennessee is defeated by the Union forces.
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Beginning in the late 17th century in the Hudson River Valley, this novel follows the lives of three generations of families.
This epic novel of the North American Great Plains opens in the mid-sixteenth century with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors and their clash with the Native Americans and continues into the early ninteenth century. The author continues the saga with his sweeping narrative South Wind .
The Wages of Fame
The Stapletons are back in The Wages of Fame, set in the period preceding the Civil War and sequel to Remember the Morning.
This Civil War love story won the National Book Award for 1997.
A Place Called Freedom
To escape a miserable life in the coal mines of 18th century Scotland, Mack Mc Ash flees to London where he is reunited with Lizzie Hallim, a childhood friend from Scotland. In their struggle for freedom, the two eventually land in America.
The loyalty of the serving class in 19th century England was not always returned by those they served. "Lily" Wilson, the personal maid and close confidant of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, conveys the disappointments of her own life and provides an insider's view of the class system of the time.
Drums of Autumn
The fourth installment of the popular Outlander series is set in pre-Revolutionary War America and continues the love story of Claire and Jamie Fraser.
This novel of young Washington focuses on the years 1753-1755 when he fought the battles with a passion that would change the destiny of Colonial America and loved with a passion that would lead him into a torrid love affair.
Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War
In this well-crafted and historically accurate novel, the author brings to life the passions and agonies of the people who were affected by the Civil War.
The Lucifer Contract: A Civil War Thriller
Set in 1864, this installment in the historical mystery series featuring various members of the Tonneman family introduces New York Evening Post correspondent Pete Tonneman, who finds himself investigating a rumored plot that threatens the town of Manhattan...another great mystery from the husband and wife team of Martin and Annette Meyers.
James A. Michener
The Eagle and the Raven
In this fictional account of the Battle of San Jacinto, the reader is invited to revisit an exciting time in Texas history when Sam Houston and Santa Ana confronted each other to determine the fate of a territory which would become in 1845 our 28th state.
The Hinterlands: A Mountain Tale in Three Parts
The Hinterlands, based on the author's own family stories, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains between the years of 1771 and 1845.
The Interpreter: A Story of Two Worlds
A novel of the American frontier, this is the story of teenage German refugee Conrad Weiser who comes to the New World, lives among the Mohawks, becomes their interpreter and guide and who, following a revolt with British agents, leads German settlers to a new life in Pennsylvania.
A Prayer for the Dying
Following the Civil War, a diphtheria epidemic threatens the small town of Friendship, Wisconsin. Jacob Hansen, preacher, sheriff and mortician, must enforce a quarantine in an effort to check the spread of a disease that could wipe out the town.
In this first installment of the best-selling Savannah quartet saga set in the nineteenth century, the author combines romantic fiction and history to paint a vivid portrait of the old South.
Against All Odds: The Lucy Scott Mitchum Story
In 1849 Lucy and husband Noah leave the security of their lives in the East and travel the overland journey to California, overcoming obstacles and braving the elements, in search of a new life of wealth and opportunity.
The Last Full Measure
In The Last Full Measure, Jeff Shaara completes the thrilling Civil War trilogy which began with the Pulitzer Prize winning The Killer Angels, written by father Michael Shaara.
Gods and Generals, the prequel to The Killer Angels, was also written by Jeff Shaara.