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Telling Stories About the Past

Historians on Historical Fiction

On Christmas Day, the sixth film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1868 novel Little Women hits theaters nationwide. The movie reflects the ongoing popularity of historical fiction, a genre that has captivated audiences for decades and shows no signs of slowing down. 

So on this episode, Nathan, Joanne, Brian and Ed turn our annual Holiday Book Show into an opportunity to talk all things historical fiction. They offer their picks for movies and books about history, and unpack the many ways fiction can help us understand the past.



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