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By Frances Itani -
Born into a large Irish family in Canada, Grania O’Neill has been deaf since childhood due to scarlet fever. Her loving grandmother ...Read Review
By Brad Watson -
Published 2002 (US)Published 2004 (UK)
The twentieth century, viewed in a non-linear fashion through the lives of citizens of Mercury, Mississippi, is dark, atmospheric and gothic. The thread ...Read Review
By Bill Brooks -
This fictionalized account of Charles Arthur Floyd is a romanticized look at one of the Depression era’s most wily gangsters. Floyd was ...Read Review
By David Garrett Izzo -
Covering the period of 1929 to 1933, A Change of Heart looks at the friendships of W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, and ropes ...Read Review
By Larry Watson -
Set in 1953, Larry Watson’s Orchard depicts the newly altered lives of Henry and Sonja House. The sudden death of their young son ...Read Review
By Austin Clarke -
Miss Mary-Mathilda has committed a crime. As a responsible citizen of Flagstaff Village on the island of Bimshire (local slang for Barbados), she ...Read Review
By Graham Joyce -
Published 2002 (UK)Published 2003 (US)
Frank Vine enters the world at the end of World War II in the city of Coventry, which is a stark ruin. Born ...Read Review
By Marianne Wiggins -
For an example of how to take unremarkable people and turn their story into something worth writing about, read Evidence of Things Unseen. ...Read Review
By James Scott Bell -
Kit Shannon returns in a new series, The Trials of Kit Shannon, which is highly recommended for fans of the Shannon Saga (City ...Read Review
By Joe Martin -
It is 1956 in this coming-of-age story, and Bo Fisher, a white preacher’s kid, begins an idyllic summer with his best friend Pollo, ...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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