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By Kate Kerrigan -
Published 2012Published 2013
City of Hope, the sequel to Ellis Island, begins in Ireland in 1934. It has been over ten years since Ellie returned from America ...Read Review
By William Ryan -
This is the third in William Ryan’s Soviet detective series set in 1930s Moscow. Captain Korolev, hero of the Revolution and now ...Read Review
By Ann Weisgarber -
In Galveston, Texas, in 1899, a dying woman demands a promise of her friend and housekeeper, Nan Ogden: to look after Andre, the dying ...Read Review
By Janet Nichols Lynch -
Joanne is a sixteen-year-old girl living in San Francisco during the 1967 “Summer of Love.” Amid preparations for her sister’s wedding, worries about ...Read Review
By Frances Itani -
In 1997, Binosuki Okuma, an artist living in Ottawa, hears from his sister in Winnipeg. She implores him to visit “First Father,” who is ...Read Review
By James Markert -
A Kentucky tuberculosis sanatorium in which people die on a daily basis may not be the most appealing setting for a novel, not ...Read Review
By Annamaria Alfieri -
In a little over a week in October of 1945, Juan Perón went from vice-president of Argentina to a disgraced prisoner to the ...Read Review
By Loren D. Estleman -
Peter Vasco is an FBI proofreader with stenographer abilities working out of the Washington DC office. In 1944, shortly after Al Capone is released ...Read Review
By Dale M. Kushner -
In Wild Pea, Illinois, in the 1950s, Eunice lives with her mother, Mern, and God forbid she be called Mother. That’s fine, ...Read Review
By Dan Smith -
In the winter of 1930, the inhabitants of Vyriv, a tiny village in the western Ukraine, wait uneasily for the Red Army advancing across ...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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