Historical fiction refers to any work of fiction that is set in the past. The precise definition of the term is ambiguous. According to the Historical Novel Society, historical fiction must be written at least 50 years a... More »

According to The New York Times website, over 80 books reached the Best Sellers list during 2014. Among the most-read books were Charles Krauthammer's "Things That Matter," Dr. Ben Carson's "One Nation," Laura Hillenbran... More »

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Some great novels to read on the beach include "Summer Sisters" by Judy Blume, "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain, "Beach Town" by Mary Kay Andrews and "Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby. These are among a set of books selected... More »

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Gothic fiction and literature developed as a genre in the middle of the 18th century. Most historians consider the first example of Gothic fiction to be Horace Walpole's novel "The Castle of Otranto," which was published... More »

J.D. Robb is the pseudonym fiction author Nora Roberts used to write and promote a futuristic suspense fiction book series. She used the name J.D. Robb to reach new audiences and expand the readership and fan base for he... More »

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Some major types of fiction include commercial fiction, literary fiction, genre fiction and mainstream fiction. These categories are defined by the audience the fiction is intended for, and some of these broader categori... More »

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Some examples of historical fiction include Thomas Pynchon’s “Mason & Dixon” and Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall.” Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the story is set in the past. More »