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Route 1 Reads: Historical Fiction (2020)

Take a literary tour of US Route 1 from Maine to Florida including a short detour into Delaware. Browse the titles below or check with the Reference Librarian at your Delaware Public Library.

Route 1 Reads in the Delaware Library Catalog

Mystery. Scandal. Intrigue. Romance. Magic. Love. Passion. Betrayal. Heroism. Bravery. Sacrifice. These are just a few of the threads to follow in this year’s collection of beloved classics as well as new titles presented in the historical fiction inspired Route 1 Reads reading list. Books on this list either take place in the state or are by an author from that state.

 Click each title to see all available formats (e-book, e-audio)

Delaware Center for the Book

The Delaware Center for the Book, established in 2003, is a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Today, there is a State Center for the Book in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These Center for the Book affiliates carry out the national Center's mission in their local areas, sponsor programs that highlight their area's literary heritage and call attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.

Rt. 1 Reads

The State Centers for the Book linked by US Route 1, which extends from Fort Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, are joining together to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states/commonwealths for readers traveling this major and meandering highway.

The Delaware Center for the Book asks readers to take a short detour into Delaware on their way from Pennsylvania into Maryland and read Leading Men by Delaware Author Christopher Castellani.