They say truth is stranger than fiction, but the flipside of that adage is “fiction is better with truth.” Some of our favorite novels feature emotional, dramatic stories brought to life with authentic historical detail—and famous people! Dive into one of these five books and you’ll wish your high school history class had been as exciting…
Lynn Cullen had me from the first paragraph.
“When given bad news, most women of my station can afford to slump onto their divans, their china cups slipping from their fingers to the carpet, their hair falling prettily from its pins, their 14 starched petticoats compacting with a plush crunch. I am not one of them.”
Read with a Whiskey Sour
Pour yourself a whiskey sour and dive into the world of this compelling historical novel set against the turbulent backdrop of American vaudeville. In THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS, four sisters embark on an unexpected adventure in the company of traveling vaudeville acts in a last-ditch effort to rescue their family financially.