Biographical Fiction

The Cape Doctor

By E. J. Levy - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Levy’s dreamlike debut fictionalizes the life of 19th-century Dr. James Miranda Barry, the Irish-born military surgeon who advocated for medical reforms, performed ...Read Review

Half Life

By Jillian Cantor - Published 2021

Genres:

Alternate HistoryBiographical Fiction

At age 24, Marya Sklodowska leaves Poland to follow her older sister and study at the Sorbonne. She, now Marie, meets and marries fellow ...Read Review

In the Palace of Flowers

By Victoria Princewill - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In Iran in 1895, Jamila, an Abyssinian slave of one of Shah Nasser al-Din Qajar’s numerous wives, lives in the Golestan (flowery) Palace. ...Read Review

Revelations

By Mary Sharratt - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Revelations is the story of the 15th-century English visionary and traveler Margery Kempe. The novel is based on her real life, as recorded ...Read Review

The Girl at the Back of the Bus

By Suzette D. Harrison - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Set in Alabama and Georgia, this empowering novel–tender, warm, harsh, heartbreaking–addresses the legacy of slavery, its effect on all future Black ...Read Review

Find Me in Havana

By Serena Burdick - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Actress Estelita Rodriguez lived the American dream. Her young daughter called John Wayne “Uncle Duke.” Her smile and voice captivated audiences on stage ...Read Review

Concord

By Don Zancanella - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

In Concord, his first novel, Zancanella (English, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of New Mexico) imagines the early adult lives of New England’s most ...Read Review

An Unofficial Marriage

By Joie Davidow - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The love story between the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev and the opera singer and composer Pauline Viardot is reimagined in this novel by ...Read Review

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch

By Rivka Galchen - Published 2021

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Biographical Fiction

In Württemberg, Germany, in 1618, a neighbor accuses 72-year-old Katherina Kepler, mother of famed astronomer Johannes Kepler, of witchcraft. In a society wracked ...Read Review

The Social Graces

By Renée - By Rosen - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Do we really need another novel about society during the Gilded Age? In the case of The Social Graces, the answer is an ...Read Review