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By Jules Feiffer -
This graphic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Feiffer is a gender-bending take on 1930s-40s noir. In 1933, teen-aged bad apple Annie tortures her ...Read Review
By Suzette A. Hill -
Rosy Gilchrist is in Venice, authorised to offer twenty guineas on behalf of the British Museum for a specific signed and annotated first ...Read Review
By Michael McGarrity -
Once again, Michael McGarrity brings us the awe-inspiring but also harsh and unforgiving desert and mountain landscapes of the Tularosa that are the ...Read Review
By Tiphanie Yanique -
If I could only read one novel this year, Land of Love and Drowning would be it. I wasn’t captured by the ...Read Review
By Porter Shreve -
Two narratives alternate in this fictional experiment. The first is set in Chicago beginning in 2008. In order to pay off debt accumulated getting ...Read Review
By Rebecca Stevens -
A time-slip novel featuring a modern teenager and events from the First World War published that such a war ‘must never happen again.’ ...Read Review
By Karen Bass -
Wilm is a rebellious teenager growing up in Leipzig, southeast Germany, under Soviet occupation after WWII. Wilm’s father finds him a handful; ...Read Review
By Robert Ferguson -
Sacred Mountain by Robert Ferguson is a well-written and interesting story with two parallel narratives, one set in Burma 1943 and one in Nepal ...Read Review
By Benjamin Black -
It’s 1950s California, and P.I. Philip Marlowe sits staring at a silent telephone in a quiet room, empty of eager clients. ...Read Review
By Margaret Graham -
1950s Britain is re-building after the war. Annie Manon has had a traumatic war as a prisoner of the Japanese; now, she wants ...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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