13 New Novels to Read for Women's History Month

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Greer Macallister’s historical novels, inspired by fierce women of the past, include USA Today bestseller The Magician’s Lie and Girl in Disguise, both IndieNext picks that received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. An Editor-at-Large at the Chicago Review of Books and a regular contributor to Writer Unboxed, she lives with her family in Washington, D.C. Her newest novel, Woman 99 – inspired by intrepid journalist Nellie Bly’s undercover investigation into a notorious 1880s insane asylum – hits shelves March 5.

Women’s stories drawn from history have inspired some of the most exciting new releases of 2019 so far. While there’s never a bad time to read these, Women’s History Month is a particularly apt time to seek out historical novels that explore the lives, dreams, inventions, and frustrations of real-life women. Dive in to learn the names of lesser-known groundbreakers or discover new dimensions behind the stories you might think you know. Read on for a great list of books for Women’s History Month.