THE NINETEEN LIST: Welcome to Our Century

Ah, these are happy days for us Nineteenists. In addition to all of the marvelous books we read from authors who visit the 19th century regularly, we’re seeing folks who also write about other eras visit the period. Whatever it is about the century that draws them, we’re delighted to have them here. Below, nineteen of our fiction favorites from the literary, non-genre side of the market. (There are more than 19 worthy of listing, of course...and if you have a suggestion, do email us and let us know.) Books marked with an asterisk are slated for publication this fall.

1. Jo Baker, Longbourn

2. Lori Baker, The Glass Ocean

3. Andrea Barrett, Archangel

4. Robert Bausch, As Far as the Eye Can See*

5. April Bernard, Miss Fuller

6. Maud Casey, The Man Who Walked Away

7. Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

8. Tracy Chevalier, The Last Runaway

9. Emma Donoghue, Frog Music

10. Jennie Fields, The Age of Desire

11. Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things

12. Nancy Horan, Under a Wide and Starry Sky

13. Laird Hunt, Neverhome*

14. Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings

15. Michelle Lovric, The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters

15. Valerie Martin, The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

16. Joyce Carol Oates, The Accursed

17. Melissa Pritchard, Palmerino

18. Timothy Schaffert, The Swan Gondola

19. Enid Shomer, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile