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By Virginia Bailey Parker -
This is a multi-generational story of three families who leave England for the New World and settle in Salem, Massachusetts. As the years ...Read Review
By Brian Howell -
This tri-part book centers on Jan Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch painter of such engaging and suggestive interior scenes. The first episode shows ...Read Review
By Kate McCafferty -
This remarkable debut novel is the story of Cot Daley, stolen off the streets of Galway and shipped as an indentured servant to ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
The Pillowbook of Lady Wisteria is the seventh in Rowland’s popular series of Japanese murder mysteries featuring samurai Sano Ichiro and his ...Read Review
By David Huddle -
Suzanne Nelson is an art historian at a small university in Vermont. She is an emotionally detached woman who is hard to like; ...Read Review
By Nega Mezlekia -
From the author of the acclaimed memoir of Ethiopia, Notes from the Hyena’s Belly, comes a haunting first novel steeped in African ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Rowland’s latest novel of 17th century Japan will not disappoint her readers. Samurai detective Sano Ichiro’s newest case plunges him and ...Read Review
By Beverly Swerling -
Lucas Turner, English barber surgeon, and his sister Sally, apothecary, arrive in the New World in 1661 to start a medical practice and are ...Read Review
By William T. Vollmann -
If you are on fire to read a 600-page literary historical novel in recreated Jacobean English, then Argall is for you. The additional 146 ...Read Review
By John E. Wills -
The year 1688 is chiefly remembered by students of British and European history as the time of the Glorious Revolution. Wills, a historian at ...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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