During the month of November, I hope that you have gained a new appreciation for historical fiction. It's a genre of fiction that is flexible, dynamic, and dare I say it, popular.
Neil Gaiman once described graphic novels not as a format, but as a genre, a container for whatever you want to put into it. Historical fiction is the same: you can add another genre like fantasy, ideas like feminism, or techniques like flashbacks in order to create the novel. For readers, this is a blessing and a curse. In the hands of a good author, historical fiction can be transformed into a thrilling page-turner. But done badly, historical fiction is bland and boring.
This month, many great works of historical fiction have been featured on librarian by day. Whether you've become a new fan of the genre or have remembered why you love historical fiction, I thank you for reading this month.