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Past & Present in Adult Fiction 


See also: Past & Present in Teen Fiction



Stars Over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • See also: Historical, Secrets 
  • A woman in her 70's thinks back to her teen years during World War II and how the decisions she made then affected her life. 


The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

  • Pub Date: 2014
  • See also: Secrets 
  • The narration begins in the present and takes readers further back into the past as more secrets are revealed.


Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin

  • Pub Date: 2011
  • See also: Kid/Teen Main Character 
  • Judy narrates the story of her junior year of high school while hiding out at a seedy hotel. 


The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai 

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • A 1980's story line follows Yale, a gay manduring the AIDS crisis, and a 2015 story line shows Fiona, Yale's friend, and her troubled future.


Light Over London by Julia Kelly

  • Pub Date: 2019
  • In the present Cara discovers a WWII era diary and tries to find the owner. In the 1940's we get Louise's story. 


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