Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks makes history lyrical. She illuminates historical periods by creating living, breathing, flawed, heroic characters. In some of her books she adds a back and forth, time shifting approach to connect objects and stories across place and time. If you think that history is boring, she will change your mind.
Readers may like:
Amor Towles, The Lincoln Highway, Anthony Doerr, Cloud Cuckoo Land