5 Historical Fiction For Non-Fiction Readers

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History and fiction go hand in hand. Some say history itself is just a perspective. Then, how far are we filtering history from fiction?

We have come with an introduction pack of five books for non-fiction lovers.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

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Originally written in Italian, it’s translation chronicles a historical murder mystery. A crime set in a monastery. Some dubious monks come forward to investigate the crime.
This book becomes a catch if mystery blended with a tinge of philosophy is your thing.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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A blind French girl and a German boy collide in France to escape the devastation of the second world war. A tale combining two different geographical spaces embedded with the same fascist regime. The book revolves around invasion and the question of authority. There is an underlying network of radio wavelengths and numerous stories we miss.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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An extraordinary tale of love and humanity during the darkest time for humanity.
A Slovakian Jew is taken to a concentration camp. He is recognised to be of use and assigned to be a tattooist. He engraves the prisoners with an identity in a form of number. The dehumanized numbers around him become his family away from family.
If you loved The Book Thief this one will probably be a pleasant addition to your TBR.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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A picture of slavery before the Civil Wars. The underground road demands courage and promises a vague sense of freedom. Like any other book on slavery, it postulates the hardships of slaves. But, more than that it endorses the strong will and ferocity an oppressed woman can hold.
This book marks the importance of determination along with the horrors of slavery.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

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Alias Grace has been arrested for a series of murders. She is serving lifetime imprisonment. As her verdict came out, a series of debates started. Some claim her to be innocent and some believe her to be the murderer.
However, she doesn’t remember anything.

Do you like fiction more or non-fiction?