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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
By Arabella Edge -
Jeronimus Cornelisz is a disturbed, and disturbing, man. Ambitious, cunning, ruthless, amoral, and greedy, Cornelisz is also a killer. After experiencing a series ...Read Review
By Paul West -
England during the reign of James I was a time of fear and persecution for Catholic Jesuits. A Fifth of November is a ...Read Review
By Mary Lee Settle -
An elderly Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, reminisces about the people and events that shaped his life, many of them having ...Read Review
By Andre Norton - By Rosemary Edghill -
The divergence in time creating this alternate-history fantasy (second in a series) occurs at the death of the English king, Charles II. To ...Read Review
By Stephen Lewis -
In this 3rd in a Colonial New England crime series, Quaker sister and brother Richard and Jane Whitcomb arrive from England, landing 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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