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Michigan Historical Fiction


Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson — Detroit, 1912.


The Detroit electric scheme by D. E. Johnson — Detroit, 1910.


The expeditions: a novel by Karl Iagnemma — Michigan Territory, 1844.


Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer — Detroit, 1967.


Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick — Detroit, mid-1970s.


The mercy killers: a novel by Lisa Reardon — Ypsilanti, 1967.


Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides — Detroit, from Prohibition to the present.


Please don't come back from the moon by Dean Bakopoulos — Suburban Detroit, 1991.


A promise to love: a novel by Serena B. Miller — Michigan 1871.


Q road: a novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell — Kalamazoo County, 1999.


To account for murder by William C. Whitbeck — Lansing, 1945.


Up in Honey's room: a novel by Elmore Leonard — Detroit, 1925.


A woman's place: a novel by Lynn Austin — Smalltown Michigan during WWII.