Wine, Women & Words: Historical Fiction

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Wine, Women & Words: Historical Fiction

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We have officially begun our second Book of the Month for Wine, Women and Words!

Our new selection is historical fiction novel, “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Historical fiction is a favorite topic of discussion for both Diana and myself (perhaps a bit more for Diana; we have officially entered her world and will be residing in it for the next month. In addition to the historical fiction novel(s) she is writing herself, her title selections fall almost exclusively in this genre and her blog, Creating HerStory focuses on women in history).

This week, we veered away from our typical list of book recommendations and simply kicked back and talked about historical fiction in general: the time periods we love to read about (pre-, during and post-World War II for me; the 1920s and ‘30s for Diana), our own personal faux-pas when writing in the realm of historical fiction and the time periods we would travel back to if time travel were a reality. We did list some titles, which I’ll include here for you to check out:

  1. “The Semper Sonnet” by Seth Margolis
  2. “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown
  3. “Fall of Poppies” a collection of authors including Jessica Brockmole, Hazel Gaynor, Evangeline Holland, Kate Kerrigan and Beatriz Williams
  4. “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
  5. “The Girl in the Paradise Ballroom” by Alison Love

 

Of course, we would love to hear from you, so feel free to reach out to us on Twitter (@MJLeivas/@Strahbary or the hashtag #winewomenwords) or comment here. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our topics or your reading and/or wine recommendations!