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By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Angélique Villeneuve -
Our central character is Jeanne Caillet, whose husband Toussant sustained near-fatal facial injuries in the First World War and has, since then, been ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Veronique Olmi -
This profoundly painful, beautifully written, and deeply moving fictional biography of Africa’s first canonized Catholic saint plunges the reader into the bottomless ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Parisa Reza -
In her debut novel, Parisa Reza presents a simple, beautiful story of two Iranian peasants, Sardar and his wife, Talla, who leave their ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Jean-Christophe Rufin -
After the carnage of World War I is finally over, Jacques Morlac, a decorated war hero, is arrested and held in an abandoned ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Kamal Ben Hameda -
Under the Tripoli Sky is translated from French. The translation reads well, but the style can seem rather pretentious in English. Not many ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Shan Sa -
Alexander the Great was crowned King of Macedonia in 336 BC and soon after began asserting his authority through his formidable army, squashing resistance ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel -
“Bastards, saints – can’t say I’ve ever seen one or the other. Souls are never black or white; they’re all gray ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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