This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is focused on books with characters who __. I’m filling in that blank with characters based on real people, so you get a dose of historical fiction…the good kind.
San Francisco, smallpox, burlesque, frog catching and an unsolved murder tumble together in this true tale.
The beautifully written true story of Laura Bridgman, a deaf-blind woman who captured the nation’s attention years before Helen Keller.
Following the death of their only son, a husband and wife act quietly to resist Nazi control in WWII Berlin.
Iceland’s dark, cold atmosphere runs deep in this true story of a woman accused of murder in 1829.
Loosely based on the life of Margaret Mead, King’s novel examines the passions of three anthropologists.
Not just one, but a collection of true stories based on the lives of real, fascinating women.
The story of a young boy who joins John Brown’s abolitionist raid, told in a way you’ve never heard before.
Written in first person plural, the collective stories of the women behind the atomic bomb.
A novel that follows the imagined life of the woman shown in Dorthea Lange’s infamous Migrant Mother photograph.
The story of Hemingway’s wives, told from their perspectives in four consecutive parts.
What are your favorite novels with characters based on real people?