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By John Cullen (trans.) - By Siegfried Lenz -
1945. In a deadly primeval jungle, on the border to Byelorussia and Ukraine, at the farthest reaches of Eastern Europe, Walter Proska, a young ...Read Review
By John Cullen (trans.) - By Patrick Modiano -
Triste. French for “sad.” And that’s the mood of this short novel from Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano. Villa Triste opens with ...Read Review
By Chantal Thomas - By John Cullen (trans.) -
French historian Chantal Thomas returns to fiction in The Exchange of Princesses, a sensitive and tragic novel about two child marriages. The author’...Read Review
By Eduardo Sacheri - By John Cullen (trans.) -
Set in Argentina before and after the period known as the Dirty War, this is the story of Benjamin Chaparro, a retired detective ...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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