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    A "Shrek"-Like Town, Haitian Revolution, '70s Rock N Roll, And 9 More Books Set In The Past You'll Want To Read

    If you thought "historical fiction" just means old war novels, think again.

    1. Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

    2. Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh

    3. The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule

    4. A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin

    5. Groupies by Sarah Priscus

    6. Sister Mother Warrior by Vanessa Riley

    7. Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott

    8. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    9. The Wild Hunt by Emma Seckel

    10. Bronze Drum by Phong Nguyen

    11. Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R.F. Kuang

    12. Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid