Best LGBT Historical Fiction Books
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1. The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
Author: by Nathan Harris
AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICKIn the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, a miraculous debut (Washington Post) and a towering achievement of imagination (CBS This Morning)about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, foreverfrom a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance (Kirkus)A July Indie Next PickIn the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landryfreed by the Emancipation Proclamationseek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle.
The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys.
Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community.
2. The Pull of the Stars: The Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller
Author: by Emma Donoghue
Picador (July 23, 2020)
July 23, 2020
The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick, from the acclaimed author of Room.’Moving, gripping and dazzlingly written’ StylistDublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together.
Into Julia’s regimented world step two outsiders: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over the course of three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways.
They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue tells an unforgettable and deeply moving story of love and loss.
Guardian, Cosmopolitan and Telegraph’s ‘Books of the Year’
3. The Great Mistake: A novel
Author: by Jonathan Lee
Knopf (June 15, 2021)
A Best Book of Summer: Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Quarterly, Vulture, Town & Country, Refinery29* An exultant novel of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, about one man’s rise to fame and fortune, and his mysterious murderengrossing (Wall Street Journal), immersive (The New Yorker), and seriously entertaining (The Sunday Times, London).
Andrew Haswell Green is dead, shot at the venerable age of eighty-three, when he thought life could hold no more surprises. The killingon Park Avenue in broad daylight, on Friday the thirteenthshook the city. Born to a struggling farmer, Green was a self-made man without whom there would be no Central Park, no Metropolitan Museum of Art, no Museum of Natural History, no New York Public Library.
But Green had a secret, a life locked within him that now, in the hour of his death, may finally break free. A work of tremendous depth and piercing emotion, The Great Mistake is the story of a city transformed, a murder that made a private man infamous, and a portrait of a singular individual who found the world closed off to himyet enlarged it.
4. The Queer Principles of Kit Webb: A Novel
Author: by Cat Sebastian
Avon (June 8, 2021)
June 8, 2021
“The Queer Principles of Kit Webb kept me up all night! I simply couldn’t put it down.” Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling authorSharp, smart, and oh-so-swoony, The Queer Principles of Kit Webb reminds me that Cat Sebastian is an author at the absolute top of her game.
Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling authorCritically acclaimed author Cat Sebastian pens a stunning historical romance about a reluctantly reformed highwayman and the aristocrat who threatens to steal his heart. Kit Webb has left his stand-and-deliver days behind him. But dreary days at his coffee shop have begun to make him pine for the heady rush of thievery.
When a handsome yet arrogant aristocrat storms into his shop, Kit quickly realizes he may be unable to deny whatever this highborn man desires. In order to save himself and a beloved friend, Percy, Lord Holland must go against every gentlemanly behavior he holds dear to gain what he needs most: a book that once belonged to his mother, a book his father never lets out of his sight and could be Percy’s savior.
5. The Cape Doctor
Author: by E. J. Levy
June 15, 2021
A “gorgeous, thoughtful, heartbreaking” historical novel, The Cape Doctor is the story of one man’s journey from penniless Irish girl to one of most celebrated and accomplished figures of his time (Lauren Fox, New York Times bestselling author of Send for Me).
Beginning in Cork, Ireland, the novel recounts Jonathan Mirandus Perry’s journey from daughter to son in order to enter medical school and provide for family, but Perry soon embraced the new-found freedom of living life as a man. From brilliant medical student in Edinburgh and London to eligible bachelor and quick-tempered physician in Cape Town, Dr. Perry thrived.
When he befriended the aristocratic Cape Governor, the doctor rose to the pinnacle of society, before the two were publicly accused of a homosexual affair that scandalized the colonies and nearly cost them their lives.E.J. Levy’s enthralling novel, inspired by the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry, brings this captivating character vividly alive.
6. Brideshead Revisited
Author: by Evelyn Waugh
Back Bay Books
Selected by Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of the century and called “Evelyn Waugh’s finest achievement” by the New York Times, Brideshead Revisited is a stunning exploration of desire, duty, and memory. The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh’s masterpiece – a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire.
Through the story of Charles Ryder’s entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.
At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh’s early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.”A genuine literary masterpiece.” -Time”Heartbreakingly beautiful… The twentieth century’s finest English novel.” -Los Angeles Times
7. The Mercies
Author: by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
February 11, 2020
The women in an Arctic village must survive a sinister threat after all the men are wiped out by a catastrophic storm in this “gripping novel inspired by a real-life witch hunt…. Beautiful and chilling” (Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe).
When the women take over, is it sorcery or power? Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the skies break into a sudden and reckless storm. All forty of the village’s men were at sea, including Maren’s father and brother, and all forty are drowned in the otherworldly disaster.
For the women left behind, survival means defying the strict rules of the island. They fish, hunt, and butcher reindeerwhich they never did while the men were alive. But the foundation of this new feminine frontier begins to crack with the arrival of Absalom Cornet, a man sent from Scotland to root out alleged witchcraft.
Cornet brings with him the threat of dangerand a pretty, young Norwegian wife named Ursa. As Maren and Ursa are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them, with Absalom’s iron rule threatening Vard’s very existence.
8. The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh (A Pride and Prejudice Novel)
Author: by Molly Greeley
January 5, 2021
“Greeley’s storytelling is intricate, masterly, and delightfully imaginative. Highly recommended.”Library Journal (starred review) In this gorgeously written and spellbinding historical novel based on Pride and Prejudice, the author of The Clergyman’s Wife combines the knowing eye of Jane Austen with the eroticism and Gothic intrigue of Sarah Waters to reimagine the life of the mysterious Anne de Bourgh.
As a fussy baby, Anne de Bourgh was prescribed laudanum to quiet her, and now the young woman must take the opium-heavy tincture every day. Growing up sheltered and confined, removed from sunshine and fresh air, the pale and overly slender Anne grew up with few companions except her cousins, including Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Throughout their childhoods, it was understood that Darcy and Anne would marry and combine their vast estates of Pemberley and Rosings. But Darcy does not love Anne or want her. After her father dies unexpectedly, leaving her his vast fortune, Anne has a moment of clarity: what if her life of fragility and illness isn’t truly real?
9. Maurice: A Novel
Author: by E. M. Forster
“The work of an exceptional artist working close to the peak of his powers.” Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York TimesSet in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this story by a master novelist introduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen.
We follow him through public school and Cambridge, and into his father’s firm. In a highly structured society, Maurice is a conventional young man in almost every wayexcept that his is homosexual. Written during 1913 and 1914, immediately after Howards End, and not published until 1971, Maurice was ahead of its time in its theme and in its affirmation that love between men can be happy.
“Happiness,” Forster wrote, “is its keynote…. In Maurice I tried to create a character who was completely unlike myself or what I supposed myself to be: someone handsome, healthy, bodily attractive, mentally torpid, not a bad businessman and rather a snob.
Into this mixture I dropped an ingredient that puzzles him, wakes him up, torments him and finally saves him.”
Author: by Sarah Waters
Oliver Twist with a twistWaters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses.A pulsating story. The New York Times Book Review The Handmaiden, a film adaptation of Fingersmith, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Tae-Ri, is now available.
Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thievesfingersmithsfor whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.
One day, the most beloved thief of all arrivesGentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a nave gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance.
Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed ofpassed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan.
11. The Animals at Lockwood Manor
Author: by Jane Healey
March 10, 2020
A debut novel for fans of Sarah Perry and Kate Morton: when a young woman is tasked with safeguarding a natural history collection as it is spirited out of London during World War II, she discovers her new manor home is a place of secrets and terror instead of protection.
In August 1939, thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright arrives at Lockwood Manor to oversee a natural history museum collection whose contents have been taken out of London for safekeeping. She is unprepared for the scale of protecting her charges from party guests, wild animals, the elements, the tyrannical Major Lockwood, and Luftwaffe bombs.
Most of all, she is unprepared for the beautiful and haunted Lucy Lockwood. For Lucy, who has spent much of her life cloistered at Lockwood, suffering from bad nerves, the arrival of the museum brings with it new freedoms. But it also resurfaces memories of her late mother and nightmares in which Lucy roams Lockwood, hunting for something she has lost.
When the animals appear to move of their own accord and exhibits go missing, Hetty and Lucy begin to wonder what exactly it is that they might need protection from. And as the disasters mount, it is not only Hetty’s future employment that is in danger but her own sanity.
12. The Soldier and the Spy: A Gay Regency Romance (Society of Beasts Book 2)
Author: by Annabelle Greene
April 20, 2021
A beholden man finds himself falling for the war hero he’s destined to double-cross. Three hundred pounds for one night of protection. It’s a job offer, but it’s also a ruse. Captain Benjamin Frakes, war hero and de facto head of the Society of Beastsa club for gentlemen who prefer gentlemenis tempted to turn it down.
But August Weatherby, the sexy, brazen stranger making the offer, has captivated him completely. August is hardly the flush flirt he claims to be, however. An indebted man, desperate to save his infirm sister, August makes an ideal pawn for a lord eager to bring down the Society of Beasts once and for all.
But August’s charge to find evidence against Frakes is at odds with his own virgin desire to entice the captain into showing him the true meaning of pleasure. As August’s infiltration pushes him deeper into the beguiling world of delights behind the Society’s closed doors, he and Frakes discover new ways to push the boundaries of their own cravings.
But with mounting pressure to complete his devious mission, August finds himself torn between the man his heart yearns for and the sister whose life depends on his betrayal. Society of BeastsBook 1: The Vicar and the RakeBook 2: The Soldier and the Spy
13. My Policeman: A Novel
Author: by Bethan Roberts
June 15, 2021
Soon to be a motion picture starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin, an exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love. It is in 1950’s Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom. He teaches her to swim, gently guiding her through the water in the shadow of the city’s famous pier and Marion is smittendetermined her love alone will be enough for them both.
A few years later near the Brighton Museum, Patrick meets Tom. Patrick is besotted, and opens Tom’s eyes to a glamorous, sophisticated new world of art, travel, and beauty. Tom is their policeman, and in this age it is safer for him to marry Marion and meet Patrick in secret.
The two lovers must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed. In this evocative portrait of midcentury England, Bethan Roberts reimagines the real life relationship the novelist E.M. Forster had with a policeman, Bob Buckingham, and his wife.
My Policeman is a deeply heartfelt story of love’s passionate endurance, and the devastation wrought by a repressive society.
14. The Black Knight and The Lady
Author: by JM Dragon
May 31, 2021
A lady faces the bleak loss of someone who had caught her heart but never known her love at the final battle where King Arthur Pendragon is returned to the Ladies of the Lake. A knight armored in black, in search of redemption, has a personal secret that at any time could ruin the reputation of the family name.
When the lady’s father, a nobleman affiliated with King Arthur, asks the Black Knight to bring his daughter home from Camelot, the knight reluctantly agrees. Neither the lady nor the Black Knight could have expected what was to follow in this timeless romance of love battling secrets and treachery.
15. La mitad evanescente / The Vanishing Half (Literatura Random House) (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Brit Bennett
Literatura Random House
Una reflexin AMBICIOSA sobre la RAZA y la IDENTIDAD. The New York TimesUno de los libros favoritos de Obama en el 2020. Bestseller del New York Times. Generacin tras generacin, la comunidad negra del pueblo de Mallard, en Luisiana, ha intentado aclarar el tono de su piel favoreciendo los matrimonios mixtos.
Las inseparables gemelas Desire y Stella Vignes, con su color nveo, sus ojos castaos y su cabello ondulado, son un buen ejemplo de ello. Tan distintas y tan iguales, decidieron huir juntas del diminuto pueblo creyendo que tambin podran escapar de su sangre.
Aos despus y ante la mirada atnita de todos, Desire regresa acompaada de una nia negra como el carbn. Hace tiempo que no sabe nada de Stella, despus de que decidiera desaparecer y renunciar definitivamente a sus orgenes para vivir otra vida como mujer de raza blanca.
Aclamada como la digna heredera de Toni Morrison y James Baldwin, Brit Bennett es una de las grandes revelaciones de la literatura afroamericana de los ltimos tiempos. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.