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21 Incredible Books Based on True Stories

"Books based on true stories are ideal for when facts leave off and a little imagination (and outright speculation) is needed to fill the gaps in a story or a reading list.
From the teenage concubine who ruled China for 47 years and the gorilla who lived most of his life in a shopping mall to the Borden axe murders, here are 21 of the best books based on true stories."
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The Good People (Hannah Kent)
The Good People (Hannah Kent)
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Empress Orchid (Anchee Min)
Empress Orchid (Anchee Min)
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Girl Waits With Gun (Amy Stewart)
Girl Waits With Gun (Amy Stewart)
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Beautiful Exiles (Meg Waite Clayton)
Beautiful Exiles (Meg Waite Clayton)
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Salvage the Bones (Jesmyn Ward)
Salvage the Bones (Jesmyn Ward)
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Arthur and George (Julian Barnes)
Arthur and George (Julian Barnes)
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See What I Have Done (Sarah Schmidt)
See What I Have Done (Sarah Schmidt)
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The Man Who Walked Away (Maud Casey)
The Man Who Walked Away (Maud Casey)
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Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
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Without a Country (Ayse Kulin)
Without a Country (Ayse Kulin)
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The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge (Michael Punke)
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge (Michael Punke)
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A Long Walk to Water (Linda Sue Park)
A Long Walk to Water (Linda Sue Park)
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Miss Burma (Charmaine Craig)
Miss Burma (Charmaine Craig)
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Schindler's Ark (Thomas Keneally)
Schindler's Ark (Thomas Keneally)
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A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James)
A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James)
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The Girls (Emma Cline)
The Girls (Emma Cline)
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17
The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)
The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)
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Orphan Number Eight (Kim Van Alkemade)
Orphan Number Eight (Kim Van Alkemade)
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In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
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Every Man for Himself (Beryl Bainbridge)
Every Man for Himself (Beryl Bainbridge)
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Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
Year of Wonders (Geraldine Brooks)
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