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By Isabel Allende - By Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson (trans.) -
Allende’s fluidly written saga conveys her deep familiarity with the events she depicts, and her intent to illustrate their human impact in ...Read Review
By Amanda Hopkinson (trans.) - By Isabel Allende - By Nick Caistor (trans.) -
“We are all born happy. Life gets us dirty along the way, but we can clean it up. Happiness is not exuberant or ...Read Review
By Isabel Allende -
Isabel Allende is at the top of her game in Island Beneath the Sea, a seductive, sprawling historical novel set in Haiti and ...Read Review
By Isabel Allende - By Margaret Sayers Peden -
Doña Inés Suárez tells the epic story of her life and the conquest of Chile in this fictional biography. Iné...Read Review
By Isabel Allende -
Though adventure plays a large part, this is as much a tale of how Diego de la Vega evolved into The Fox as ...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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