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By Chad Dundas -
Witty, wiry Pepper Van Dean used to be the lightweight wrestling champion of the world. But one broken leg and five years later, ...Read Review
By David McKay (trans.) - By Stefan Hertmans -
Classified as fiction, this fascinating book seems to be a hybrid of memoir, biography and fiction. The author’s subject is his grandfather, ...Read Review
By Frances McNamara -
In McNamara’s first mystery featuring Emily Cabot, Emily investigated a death at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. In Emily’...Read Review
By Michael Rupured -
This is a gritty and well-researched vision of gay life in New York City during the famous Stonewall riots of the 1960s. Multiple ...Read Review
By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore -
Cassie Danvers has inherited her grandmother June’s crumbling Ohio mansion, Two Oaks. She is haunted by dreams of its previous occupants and ...Read Review
By Susan Moger -
In 1922 New York, a teenage girl contracts polio. Her father sends her to a carnival troupe, where she performs plays advocating the danger ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
This second entry in Harrison’s Reverend Mother Mysteries should please readers who demand storylines where the historical setting plays a vital role. ...Read Review
By Alan Gratz -
In 1943 Berlin, if you’re a boy, you’re in the Hitler Youth. Although Michael O’Shaunessey is the son of the Irish ...Read Review
By Anne Sebba -
The struggles and accomplishments of women in Paris under the Nazi occupation during WWII have often been overlooked in history, and their contributions ...Read Review
By Catherine Dunne -
In 1966 Dublin, Calista is seventeen and fettered by her strict parents’ standards – standards about social class, the right cutlery to use, the people ...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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