Historical Fiction Beyond WWII

The many facets of WWII have made it one of the most popular time periods for historical fiction, but that very popularity has led to one of our most frequent requests from the Brilliant Books Monthly subscribers who prefer this genre: No books set in WWII! 

If you, too, have found yourself looking to explore historical fiction beyond this era, here are a few recommendations to get you started.

The Exiles: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062356338
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Published: Custom House - July 6th, 2021

Hour of the Witch: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385542432
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Published: Doubleday - May 4th, 2021

The Sun Also Rises: The Authorized Edition Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743297332
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Published: Scribner - October 17th, 2006

The Night Watchman: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062409218
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2017

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

The Paying Guests Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633928
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

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Barkskins: A Novel Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780743288798
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Published: Scribner - April 11th, 2017

The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

The Sweetness of Water: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780316461276
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 15th, 2021

Hamnet Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

The Henna Artist Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780778331476
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Published: Mira Books - April 6th, 2021

The Kitchen House: A Novel Cover Image
$16.98
ISBN: 9781439153666
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Published: Atria Books - February 2nd, 2010

Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476749303
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Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020

The Other Alcott: A Novel Cover Image
$16.79
ISBN: 9780062645333
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2017

The Pull of the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316499033
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 6th, 2021

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The Poison Thread: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143134053
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Published: Penguin Books - June 18th, 2019

The Wolf and the Watchman: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501196782
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Published: Washington Square Press - October 1st, 2019