Biographical Fiction

Fast Girls

By Elise Hooper - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In 1928, 16-year-old Betty Robinson of Chicago represents the United States as a member of the first women’s Olympic track and field team. ...Read Review

The Great Game: The Story of the First Oil War

By Togrul Bagirov - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

The Great Game is a fictionalized account of the Nobels—brothers Robert, Alfred, and Ludvig, and Ludvig’s son Emanuel—innovators and relentless ...Read Review

The Woman of a Thousand Names

By Alexandra Lapierre - By Jeffrey Zuckerman (trans.) - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

This is the story of Maria “Moura” Ignatyevna Zakrevskaya, an aristocrat who—along with the rest of her social class—suffered at the ...Read Review

The Pelton Papers

By Mari Coates - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

This beautifully rendered biographical novel imagines the vibrant interior world of 20th-century artist Agnes Pelton. Forgotten after her death in 1961, Pelton is having ...Read Review

Jackie and Maria (US) / The Second Marriage (UK)

By Gill Paul - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

Jackie and Maria explores the eponymous two women and their connection through the millionaire philanderer, Aristotle Onassis. The narrative is divided into two ...Read Review

Angelica, Paintress of Minds

By Miranda Miller - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

This fictionalised account of the life of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Swiss-born portraitist, history painter and one of the two female founders of the ...Read Review

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey

By Kathleen Rooney - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

Cher Ami, a champion racing pigeon—and heroic World War I veteran—has the first say in this novel. She’s speaking decades ...Read Review

Tales of Ming Courtesans

By Alice Poon - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In this extremely well-researched novel of three courtesans of 17th-century Nanjing, China, Poon tells the life stories and friendships of three real-life women ...Read Review

American Follies (The American Novels)

By Norman Lock - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1883, stenographer Ellen Finch must lie about having an infant son to obtain an audience with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. ...Read Review

Bronte’s Mistress: A Novel

By Finola Austin - Published 2020

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Biographical Fiction

Critics have long argued that the iconic novels of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are best understood against the descent into alcoholism and ...Read Review