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By Barly Baruti - By Christophe Cassiau-Haurie - By Ivanka Hahnenberger (trans.) -
Based in reality, this dark graphic novel, both linguistically and pictorially, details a portion of the oft-forgotten colonial wars in East Africa during ...Read Review
By Tracey Enerson Wood -
Julie Stimson is Superintendent of Nurses at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in April 1917 when she is asked on short notice to develop ...Read Review
By Joyce Moyer Hostetter -
In summer 1959, at the foot of Baker’s Mountain, North Carolina, Jackie Honeycutt’s biggest concern is winning a blue ribbon at the ...Read Review
By Naomi Hirahara -
Aki Ito and her parents come to Chicago in 1944, after being uprooted from their home in Tropico, California, incarcerated with thousands of other ...Read Review
By Molly Green -
This final volume in the Sisters at War trilogy brings the epic adventures of the Linfoot sisters to an unsettling conclusion. The youngest, ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
Hoping for a bit of rest and relaxation, Jazz Age private detective and philanthropist Phryne Fisher travels with her companion Dot to Hepburn ...Read Review
By Leda Schubert - By Maya Ish-Shalom (illus.) -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Nathan’s Song was inspired by the author’s grandfather, born in a Jewish shtetl in Russia in the late 1800s. Always singing ...Read Review
By Alli Sinclair -
In 1943, Ellie Sullivan is already doing her bit for the war effort servicing aircraft for Qantas when she is approached to work for ...Read Review
By Chris Karlsen -
Ava Armstrong is staying with friends in London in October 1940 when the house is destroyed in the Blitz. She normally works in a ...Read Review
By Siobhan Curham -
This is a dual-timeline novel set in London in 1940 and 2019. In 1940, rich and carefree Ruby has surprisingly volunteered for the ambulance service during ...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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