Adventure is calling! These thrilling historical novels focus on discovery and exploration, as characters are pitted against the elements, their own limits, and the misconceptions of those around them.
The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister
Virginia has been hired by an eccentric woman to lead a team of explorers into the Arctic to recover Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. She survives the journey, only to find herself accused of murder.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Victorian widow Cora pursues her interest in natural history by searching the Blackwater estuary for evidence of a winged serpent feared by the locals.
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
A woman escapes her Austrian arms-dealer husband to become Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr. But she’s concealing her secret double life as a Jewish scientist.
Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah
In this engrossing novel, a sharp-tongued cook and a formerly enslaved man join the followers of the late Dr. Livingstone on a 19th century voyage from Africa to England.
The Prince of the Skies by Antonio Iturbe
A gripping fictionalized account of Antoine de Saint-Exupery and his friends, who changed the history of civil aviation.
The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung
On her quest to conquer the unsolved Riemann Hypothesis, a brilliant mathematician turns to a theorem with a mysterious history that holds the key to her identity, and to secrets long buried during World War II in Germany.
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
Leaving his wife, Sophie, behind in the Vancouver barracks, U.S. Army Colonel Allen Forrester sets out to map the new Alaska Territory. As Forrester and his crew venture out, Sophie records her experiences in a journal as she balks against the restrictions put upon military spouses.
Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney
The daughter of a whaler, Flora first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of 12. Years later, in 1889, she heads back to Greenland to lead a British expedition, despite those who believe a woman has no place leading such a voyage.