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Late '40s, early '50s

Historical Fiction

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1keywestnan
May 16, 2013, 3:57pm Top

This may not be exactly the right group to ask but ... I'm looking for suggestions of books, mostly but not necessarily all fiction, set in the late '40s and early '50s in the U.S. They could be contemporary or historical fiction. Thanks for any help!

2quartzite
May 17, 2013, 9:35pm Top

Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons by Shirley Jackson

The latter half of WLT: A Radio Romance by Garrison Keillor

The Natural Man by Ed McClanahan

The first half of Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

Kathleen Hills sets several mysteries in Upper Michigan in the early1950's starting with Hunter's Dance

Grand Opening by Jon Hassler is set in 1944 Minnesota

Square Dance by Alan Hines is in 1950's Texas

3mainrun
May 18, 2013, 8:55am Top

A Painted House by John Grisham is set in 1952.

4ktleyed
May 18, 2013, 10:27am Top

The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons, though it is the final book in her Bronze Horseman trilogy.

5morryb
May 21, 2013, 12:13am Top

How about The Outsiders

6Lynxear
Jun 8, 2013, 11:52am Top

If you want nostalgia of growing up in the 1950's try this book The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

7keywestnan
Sep 4, 2014, 9:15pm Top

Just realized I have been remiss in not thanking everyone for their suggestions. Thanks!

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