Always Available on Hoopla: Historical Fiction

Sometimes current events can feel overwhelming. Escaping to the past through historical fiction can help distract us from an uncertain present. These eBooks are always available through Hoopla.

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America's First Daughter: A Novel

From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death. This title is also available on Hoopla as an eBook and on Libby/Overdrive as an eBook.

The Atomic City Girls

In 1944, June Walker joins hundreds of young women who operate massive machines that will help win the war. How their work helps the war effort is never explained to the girls, and soon June starts asking too many questions about their work. This book is also available on Hoopla as an eBook, an eAudiobook, and on Libby/Overdrive as eBook and eAudiobook.


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel

Thanks to the Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, the hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have their very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. To bring the joy of books to the hill folks, Cussy will have to confront prejudice and suspicion. This title is also available as eBook and eAudio on Hoopla, and as eAudio on Libby/Overdrive.

The Collector's Apprentice

In the summer of 1922, nineteen-year-old Paulien finds herself in Paris – broke, disowned, and accused of stealing millions in a sophisticated con. She creates a new identity and sets out to recover her father’s stolen art collection and prove her innocence. This title is available as eBook or eAudio on Hoopla, or as eBook on Libby/Overdrive.

The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic 

In 1912, Maggie Murphy sets sail on RMS Titanic, bound for America. When disaster strikes, she is one of the few steerage passengers who survive. In 1982, Grace’s Great Nana Maggie shares a secret she harbored about the Titanic, giving Grace a new direction for her life. This title is also available on Hoopla as eBook and on Libby/Overdrive as eBook.

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

London, 1947: Two embroiderers at a famed Mayfair fashion house take part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown. Toronto, 2016: Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of how her beloved Nan came to possess some priceless embroideries. This title is also available on Hoopla as eBook.

The Life She Was Given

On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly is allowed outside Blackwood Manor for the first time – and is sold to a circus sideshow. More than two decades later, Julia Blackwood has inherited her parents’ estate and, in a hidden room, finds photos of circus scenes featuring a striking young girl. This title is also available on Hoopla as eBook and on Overdrive/Libby as eBook.

A Piece of the World

Born on her family’s remote farm in coastal Maine, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina Olson seems destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was inspiration for artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of his best-known paintings. This title is also available on Hoopla as eBook and eAudio, and on Libby/Overdrive as eBook.

The Wicked City: A Novel 

In a Greenwich Village apartment, two generations of women are brought together. “Gin” Kelly is a flapper hiding an extraordinary past. Ella Gilbert is a modern-day Manhattanite forced to start her life anew who senses the spirit of the Jazz Age invading her own shy nature. This title is also available on Hoopla as an eBook and on Overdrive/Libby as eAudio.

The Women in the Castle: A Novel 

At the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, the lives and fates of three Resistance widows become intertwined as all three struggle to come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives. This title is also available on Hoopla as an eBook or as an eAudiobook or as an eAudioBook or eBook on Libby/Overdrive