Tag: Historical Fiction

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire living in a mansion, and his tumultuous relationship with Daisy Buchanan, a married woman from a wealthy family. Through the character of Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald explores themes of idealism, obsession, and the American Dream, among others.

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing (2018) by Delia Owens is a novel that tells the story of Kya Clark, a young girl who grows up in the marshes of North Carolina. The book is a upmarket fiction piece with elements of coming-of-age story, and crime mystery, that explores themes of isolation, love, and the power of the natural world.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (2018), explores the complexities of Hollywood from the point of view of a struggling journalist. The story starts with Monique Grant, a writer for the major publication Viviant, who is tasked with interviewing the aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo. Evelyn has never given an exclusive interview before, and Monique has no choice but to accept the opportunity as this could be huge for her career.

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