The Greatest "Historical fiction, New Hampshire" Books of All Time

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Historical fiction

Historical fiction is a genre of literature that combines fictional stories with real historical events, settings, and characters. These books often take place in a specific time period and are based on research and factual information, but also include imaginative elements to create a compelling narrative. Historical fiction allows readers to experience the past in a unique and engaging way, while also providing insight into the social, cultural, and political issues of the time.

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  1. 1. Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson

    The book is a groundbreaking work of African American literature, providing a harrowing account of the life of a free black girl in the antebellum North who becomes bound as a servant to a cruel family. It explores themes of race, identity, and servitude as the protagonist endures physical and emotional abuse while struggling to maintain her dignity and spirit in the face of relentless oppression. The narrative serves as a powerful critique of the myth of Northern racial superiority and the complex social dynamics of race and class during the 19th century.

    The 1072nd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Weight Of Water by Anita Shreve

    The novel intertwines two compelling narratives: one of a contemporary woman who, while on a work assignment to photograph a historic crime scene, grapples with her disintegrating marriage and an overpowering attraction to another man; and the other, a century-old tragedy of a Norwegian immigrant, whose jealousy and secrets lead to a shocking act of violence on the isolated island of Smuttynose. As the photographer delves deeper into the past, the stories converge, revealing the enduring consequences of love and jealousy.

    The 8054th Greatest Book of All Time

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