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By Alice Degan -
Harriet Spencer and Elsa Nordqvist, college roommates in 1925 Toronto, are at the beach when they meet Peverell ‘Peachy’ Peacham and Christopher ‘Kit’ Underhill. ...Read Review
By Mary Costello -
The small size of Costello’s debut novel belies its strong emotional impact and the complete life contained therein. This is the story ...Read Review
By Joseph Kanon -
Kanon’s latest thriller (after Istanbul Passage, 2012) takes place in the interstices of World War II and the Cold War. Like all of ...Read Review
By Mara Faye Lethem (trans.) - By Sara Moliner -
Barcelona in 1952. When glamorous widow, Mariona Sobrerroca, is found murdered in her mansion, Inspector Isidro Castro is assigned to the investigation. Young newspaper ...Read Review
By Robert Ryan -
Reimagining the Holmes-Watson partnership in the early decades of the 20th century is made easy, and comes alive in this latest “Dr Watson” ...Read Review
By Norah Vincent -
Taking us from 1925 to 1941, this novel of Virginia Woolf (whose given name was Adeline) is quietly fascinating. Written in a style reminiscent of ...Read Review
By Brian Gallagher -
This is a fast moving, exciting, and informative historical novel for twelve- to fourteen-year-olds. The Irish Question is difficult for the rest of ...Read Review
By Jeffrey Archer -
On the maiden voyage of a transatlantic liner, Emma, the chairman of the board of Barrington’s, the owner, and her husband Harry ...Read Review
By Erik Larson -
Everyone has been taught that the sinking of the merchant liner R.M.S. Lusitania drove the United States of America to enter ...Read Review
By Adam Palmer -
This debut novel by Adam Palmer was a fictionalized account of Desmond Doss, conscientious objector, World War II medic, and war hero. Throughout ...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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