Recommend a Historical Fiction?

For my senior high school AP Language and Composition class, we must read a historical fiction book then write a research paper on at least three events that have really taken place. It has to be 350 pages long.

Does anyone know of any good historical fiction books they may recently read that would be appropriate, I'm looking for something that will have many events to choose from and that is during civil war times or something, nothing too hard to research :)


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak…

It takes place in Germany during WWII. It's amazing!


Newes from the dead.

It's not about war, but it's a great thriller.


"Gone With the Wind" by Margaret mitchell qualifies for all of that I think. Plus it's a great book. =)


I don't know any civil war novels off the top of my head but you could read something by Philippa Gregory. She writes historical fiction from the 16th century. She wrote The Other Boleyn girl. You should be able to easily research Mary Boleyn and King Henry VIII.