This Riot Recommendation asking for your favorite prohibition-era reads is sponsored by Mariner Books.
This “charming, confident follow-up to Creatures of Will and Temper” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) picks up in 1927 Long Island, where Ellie West fishes by day and sells moonshine by night to the citizens of her home town. But after Ellie’s father joins a mysterious church whose parishioners possess supernatural powers and a violent hatred for immigrants, Ellie finds she doesn’t know her beloved island, or her father, as well as she thought.
From 1920 to 1933 the U.S. banned the sale, production, transportation, and importation of alcoholic beverages. But where there’s a will there’s a way, so people were still doing all of that, just illegally and sneakily. So of course it’s a great time period to set a story! We asked and you delivered by telling us your favorite prohibition-era reads!
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Dollface by Renee Rosen
The Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries series by Kerry Greenwood
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play by Ellen Mansoor Collier
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett
A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams