Some Great Reads—
Historical, Period & Otherwise

Maryka Biaggio bookshelves


Geraldine Brooks.
March. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.

Caleb Carr.
The Alienist. New York: Random House, 2006.

Willa Cather.
Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Vintage Books, 1927/1971.

Miguel Cervantes.
Don Quixote, translation by Edith Grossman. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2003.

Wilkie Collins.
The Woman in White. New York: Simon & Brown, 1860/2011.

Michael Cox.
The Meaning of Night. New York: W.W. Norton, 2006.

Patrick deWitt.
The Sisters Brothers. New York: Ecco, 2011.

E.L. Doctorow.
The March. New York: Random House, 2005.

Emma Donoghue.
Slammerkin. Boston, MA: Mariner Books, 2002.

Michel Faber.
The Crimson Petal and the White. Fort Washington, PA: Harvest Books, 2003.

E.M. Forster.
Howard’s End. New York: Vintage Books, 1921.

John Gardner.
Grendel. New York: Vintage Books, 1971/1989.

Graham Greene.
The End of the Affair. New York: Penguin Books, 1951/1999.

Sheri Holman.
The Dress Lodger. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000.

Barbara Kingsolver.
The Poisonwood Bible. New York: Harper Perennial, 1999.

Nicole Krauss.
The History of Love. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005.

Erik Larson.
The Devil in the White City. New York: Vintage Books, 2003.

David Liss.
A Conspiracy of Paper. New York: Ballantine Books, 2001.

Ian McEwan.
Atonement. New York: Anchor Books, 2001.

Sandor Marai.
Embers. New York: Vintage Books, 2001 (translation).

Valerie Martin.
Property. New York: Vintage Books, 2003.

Steven Millhauser.
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

Sena Jeter Naslund.
Ahab’s Wife or, The Star-Gazer. New York: Harper, 2000.

Joyce Carol Oates.
Blonde. New York: Harper Perennial, 2001.

Charles Portis.
True Grit. Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1968/2007.

Marilynne Robinson.
Housekeeping. New York: Picador, 1980.

M. L. Stedman.
The Light Between Oceans. Scribner, 2012.

Wallace Stegner.
Angle of Repose. New York: Penguin, 1971/1992.

Darin Strauss.
Chang and Eng. New York: Plume, 2001.

Italo Svevo.
Zeno’s Conscience, translation by William Weaver. New York: Knopf, 2001/1923.

Barry Unsworth.
Sacred Hunger. New York: W.W. Norton, 1993.

John Updike.
Gertrude and Claudius. New York: Ballantine Books, 2001.

Sarah Waters.
Fingersmith. New York: Riverhead Books, 2002.

Edith Wharton.
The Age of Innocence. New York: Collier Books, 1920/1986.

Edmund White.
Fanny. New York: Ecco, 2004.

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