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Readers never seem to get tired of historical fiction, and why not? After all, one of the best reasons to pick up a book is to get swept away to another time and place. Below are a few of our favorite historical novels from the past year.

The Rathbones by Janice Clark. 19th-century New England.

The House Girl by Tara Conklin. Antebellum Virginia.

The Ghost Bride by Yangzee Choo. 1890s Malaysia.

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. 1930s New York City.

Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon. Midcentury Brazil.

The Twelves Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. Early 20th-century America.

The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh. 1880s South Africa.

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole. WWI-era Scotland.

A White Wind Blew by James Markert. Turn-of-the-century Louisville, Kentucky.

The Fever by Mary Beth Keane. Early 20th-century New York City.

What's your favorite historical setting?

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