This is the last new releases post for May 2016. This time I chose the “historical fiction” genre to end the month with. Here are the top 5 new releases in historical fiction:
- The After Party by Anton DiSclafani
Publication date: May 17th 2016
From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all. A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, The After Party unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming, and complicated as any romance.
- A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock
Publication date: May 3rd 2016
Set in the glamorous 1920s, A Fine Imitation is an intoxicating debut that sweeps readers into a privileged Manhattan socialite’s restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years at Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of ruin. A Fine Imitation explores what happens when we realize that the life we’ve always led is not the life we want to have.
- Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir (Six Tudor Queens #1)
Publication date: May 31st 2016
The lives of Henry VIII’s queens make for dramatic stories and Alison Weir will write a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories. Alison will write about the wives in the context of their own age and of the court intrigues that surrounded these women and – without exception – wrecked their lives. She will transport readers into a lost and vivid world of splendour and brutality: a world in which love, or the game of it, dominates all.
- Marlene by C. W. Gortner
Publication date: May 24th 2016
A lush, dramatic biographical novel of one of the most glamorous and alluring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, Marlene Dietrich, from the gender-bending cabarets of Weimar Berlin to the lush film studios of Hollywood. An enthralling and insightful account of this extraordinary legend, Marlene reveals the inner life of a woman of grit, glamour, and ambition who defied convention, seduced the world, and forged her own path on her own terms.
- Left in the Wind, A Novel of the Lost Colony: The Roanoke Journal of Emme Merrimoth by Ed Gray
Publication date: May 3rd 2016
In 1587, the 118 men, women, and children of the “Lost Colony” were abandoned by their governor on what is now Roanoke Island, North Carolina, and never heard from again. In this fictional journal, Emme Merrimoth—one of the actual colonists of Roanoke—recounts the harrowing journey that brought the colonists to the New World. During the voyage, Emme becomes involved with Governor John White, who reassigns her to his household and then asks her to marry him. With no better prospects and happy to be free of her bland former employers, Emme agrees.
Other new releases of May 2016 can be found by genre right here on Goodreads.
Which ones will end up on your bookshelves?