Here are 20 historical fiction books that will make you cry: Heart-breaking Historical Fiction Books.
The memorable tale by Markus Zusak, the astounding New York Times bestseller that has been made into a blockbuster film.
A blind French girl and a German boy cross paths in occupied France as both strive to survive the carnage of World War II.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is both an amazing account of thirty years of Afghan history and a profoundly emotional tale.
Bestselling author Kristin Hannah vividly depicts the vast scope of World Struggle II while illuminating a personal aspect of history that is rarely seen.
Beloved by Toni Morrison, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is a fascinating and brilliantly inventive picture of a woman plagued by the past.
Ten-year-old Sarah is mercilessly detained together with her family. Michel, Sarah’s younger brother, is locked in their preferred hiding spot.
Three generations of the Kurc family are attempting to lead normal lives in the spring of 1939 despite the looming threat of war.
On may 1943 in Amsterdam the final traces of Dutch resistance are being erased as the tulips blossom and the Nazis strengthen their hold on the city.
Sera James, a Manhattan art trader, watched her world fall apart two years ago, and her heart is still brittle.
Stingo, a writer who is remembering the summer he started writing his first book, has moved into a modest boarding home in Brooklyn.
In 1941, lina, a fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl, is like any other teenager. She paints, doodles, and develops crushes on men.
Bruno, who is nine years old, has no knowledge of the Holocaust or the Final Solution. He is unaware of the horrible injustices his nation is committing.
Lale, who has been imprisoned for more than 2.5 years, sees unbelievable acts of bravery and kindness in addition to horrifying horrors and cruelty.
A female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite.
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her job at the French embassy and a new love on the horizon on the brink of a tragic war.
Mary Rowlandson occasionally found herself at odds with her strict Puritan town even before she is taken by Indians on a violent and terrifying winter day.
Molly Ayer, who is almost eighteen, is aware that she still has time. The only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse is a community service job.
This gripping book, which is told from the perspective of a brilliant little girl who vividly remembers the horrific transition, is set against the backdrop of India’s partition.
The crude sign, which sells young children on a farmhouse porch, perfectly conveys the despair that was roiling the nation in 1931.
A ship called the Ibis is at the centre of this colourful narrative. Just before the Opium Wars in China began, she is doomed to a turbulent voyage across the Indian Ocean.