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By Rebecca C. Pawel -
In making us feel the omnipresence of fear, hunger, violence, suspicion, love, destruction, courage, cowardice, survival and death as a way of life, ...Read Review
By M.A. Schweitzer -
Schweitzer’s first novel attempts to place the reader in Edwardian England, with side trips to Dutch South Africa, in a wide-ranging tale ...Read Review
By John Auerbach -
The two novellas and several short stories in this posthumous collection (John Auerbach passed away in November, 2002, while the book was in preparation) ...Read Review
By Thomas Hettche -
Adults attracted to legal thrillers will find this highly recommended book a must read. It stands somewhat distinguished from writings of American authors. ...Read Review
By Michael Pearce -
The duties of Captain Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt, are never done. In 1908 Cairo, he has two tough situations to resolve. Lately the ...Read Review
By Nina Berberova (trans. Maria Schwartz) -
Sonechka is a gifted, somewhat immature pianist chosen to be the accompanist to a self-indulgent soprano and her manager husband. Though she is ...Read Review
By John Hough Jr. -
In the turbulent summer of 1968, Lane Hillman, fresh out of Harvard, is spending one more summer working for his father, John Hillman, the ...Read Review
By Gary Penley -
Depression-era Mississippi is the setting for this family story, as seen through the eyes of a now grown-up Lucas Dunaway. Lucas and his ...Read Review
By Walter J. Boyne -
This year we celebrate 100 years of aviation, from the biplane to the space shuttle. Dawn Over Kitty Hawk is a fitting tribute to ...Read Review
By Michael Berry (trans.) - By Yu Hua -
Fugui, wastrel scion of the Xu family, gambles away the last of their property. But in 1940s China, that is not a bad ...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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