Wednesday November 30, 2022

9 Presidential Novels to Check Out on President’s Day

Grand Central Publishing/St. Martin’s Griffin/Gallery BooksIf politics in real life perhaps you have exhausted, you will want to explore the presidency through the lens of fictional novels?Between historical fiction, fictional stories totally, and quirky what-ifs, it’s clear that presidents and the idea of the presidency itself have already been creatively inspiring to a lot of writers. We’ve chosen some of well known novels that feature presidents-real and fictional-for Inauguration Day, Presidents’ Day, and beyond!

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter may be the OG “weird presidential” novel, with Seth Grahame-Smith recasting Lincoln as-you guessed it-a vampire hunter out for revenge after his mother’s death. Don’t be placed off by the poorly-received movie adaptation from the couple of years back-the wild mash-up of vampire myth and something of America’s most mythologized figures really works as a compelling, creative story.

America’s First Daughter: A Novel

Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie’s America’s First Daughter puts the presidency as a backdrop, concentrating on Patsy, Thomas Jefferson’s daughter. As she navigates the complicated and glittering world of Parisian society and struggles with how exactly to reveal her romance to her family, she learns the unsettling truth about her father’s actions towards Sally Hemings, a slave girl exactly the same age as her.

Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel

Stressed about real-life politics? Casey McQuiston’s bestselling rom-com Red, White & Royal Blue is for you personally! Within an alternate version of 2020, America’s first female president-a Texas Democrat-is up for re-election, but her son accidentally causes a global scandal along with his rivalry with the youngest British prince. To combat the media problem, the men consent to fake a friendship, but their closeness turns real-and a lot more than friendly.

11/22/63: A Novel

An inventory can’t be had by you about “presidential” books without Stephen King’s classic time-travel alt-history 11/22/63! A higher school English teacher gets embroiled in a time-travel mission, where he gets submitted time to make an effort to avoid the assassination of JFK back. The thing is, if he succeeds, there’s no guarantee that the ripple effects can make a brighter future actually.

PLUS THEY Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Stephanie Marie Thornton’s PLUS THEY Called It Camelot follows the complicated, heartbreaking life of 1 of the very most famous ladies in the planet: Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The complete story threads through her rising fame and her marriage to JFK, then follows her in the aftermath of his assassination as she struggles to determine how to proceed with her life, how exactly to be considered a mother to her fatherless children, and who she actually is as a female in her very own right.

Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel

Of the most common dreary portrayals of the Lincolns (especially Mrs instead. Lincoln), Louis Bayard joins Abe and Mary at a younger age in Courting Mr. Lincoln, when he’s very rough round the edges and she’s feisty and outspoken still, as both of these haven’t any basic notion of the futures that await them. The book’s depiction of Lincoln is told through the eyes of individuals who know him best: his wife Mary, and his best roommate and friend Joshua Speed, both of whom experienced their very own complicated portrayals throughout history.

The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington: A Novel

Predicated on rumors of a genuine (and failed) kidnapping plot against Washington, Charles Rosenberg’s alternate history The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington explores what may have happened had Washington been captured and delivered to England to stand trial for treason. Because the dangerous politics of the era continue steadily to swirl round the major players, Washington chooses an urgent lawyer to assist him: an American-born barrister along with his own opinions on the revolution.


With Crooked, Austin Grossman provides readers with an extremely different, bizarre undertake the Watergate era delightfully, where the cover-up was about weird magic and supernatural beasties, not re-election. In this sci-fi alternate history, Nixon accidentally discovers a supernatural secret as a man and becomes embroiled in a desperate battle involving dark magic, alternate realities, and terrifying creatures from another dimension.

All-American Girl (All-American Girl, 1)

Meg Cabot’s YA classic All-American Girl talks about the American presidency from the perspective of an artsy, slightly goth teenage girl who saves the president from an assassination attempt instinctively. As she’s forced in to the spotlight and asked to defend myself against a public role by the elected president himself, she struggles adjust fully to her new reality-not to say her tentative friendship with the president’s teenage son.

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