Top 5 Historical Fiction Books To Be Released On January 2024

History provides perspective for our little existence. Any historical novel may be defined by the junction and blurring of reality and fiction. By reading history books, we are aware of the accomplishments of well-known figures from the past. Family legend has probably given us stories about our own ancestors. However, we are unaware of and have never encountered their social and human motivations and feelings inside their true time period. These are a some of the explanations for why so many of us read this genre.

These are a few historical fiction novels that will be available in stores in January 2024:

1. The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan

A captivating and expansive book of a Malayan mother who, in WWII, becomes an unusual spies for the Japanese invaders and the terrible fallout for her family and community. The Storm We Made is a gripping tale about the horrors of war, the tense connections between the colonized and their oppressors, and the ambiguity of right and evil when existence is at risk. It spans years of suffering and victory and is told from the viewpoints of four remarkable people. The anticipated release date of this book by S&S Marysue Rucci Books is January 2, 2024.

2. Diva by Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin, the New York Times bestselling novelist, is back with a narrative about the scandalous relationship that once existed between the most famous opera singer in history and one of the richest men in the planet. Daisy Goodwin vividly depicts a lady whose amazing skill, unwavering purpose, and natural flair made her a legend in this outstanding story. But Maria Callas didn't find her real voice and achieve success until she faced the sorrow of losing the guy she loved. This book will be released by St. Martin's Press on January 23, 2024.

3. The Bullet Swallower by Elizabeth Gonzalez James

The Bullet Swallower tracks a bandido from Mexico as he travels to Texas in an attempt to save his family, only to run across an enigmatic character who has finally arrived to settle a cosmic debt that has been building for centuries. The Bullet Swallower is a family saga that is epic in scope, magical in its blood, and loosely based on the author's own great-grandfather. It asks who pays for our ancestors' sins and whether it is possible to be better than our forebears while tackling border politics, intergenerational trauma, and the legacies of racism and colonialism in a lush setting and stunning prose. Simon & Schuster anticipates publishing this book on January 23, 2024.

4. The Queen of Sugar Hill: A Novel of Hattie McDaniel by ReShonda Tate

A fascinating fictional portrayal of Hattie McDaniel, one of Hollywood's most prolific but sadly undervalued stars—and the first Black person to ever win an Oscar for her part as Mammy in the critically acclaimed film classic Gone With the Wind—is presented by best-selling novelist ReShonda Tate. The compelling tale of a single lady who was motivated by a variety of passions—ambition, love, sex, family, friendship, and equality—is vividly told in The Queen of Sugar Hill. ReShonda Tate masterfully retells Hattie's narrative in this riveting novel about overcoming adversity, perseverance, and resolve to realize your aspirations in the face of opposition from all sides. This book is scheduled for release by William Morrow Paperbacks on January 30, 2024.

5. The Mayor of Maxwell Street by Avery Cunningham

The magnificent book by debut novelist Avery Cunningham is simultaneously an epic love tale, an engrossing historical drama, and a masterful examination of Black culture and tenacity during the early 1920s. In Prohibition-era Chicago, a wealthy Black debutante and a low-level speakeasy manager are thrown into the perilous realm of identifying the top of an underground crime organization. America is on fire in the year 1921. Chicago is the pounding center of a fire raging on all shores, a fire of depravity and virtue. Hyperion Avenue is scheduled to release this book on January 30, 2024.


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