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By Joe Lansdale -
It begins as a tornado hits the home of Sunset Jones and her husband Pete, and it ends soon after a gigantic swarm ...Read Review
By Paul Bailey -
Published 2003Published 2004
A world of equal parts wonder and despair is evoked in this novel of a man’s relationship with his flamboyant, protective guardian. ...Read Review
By John Lawton -
Few events in modern times are as packed with historical drama as the London Blitz of 1940-1941. Confronted by an enemy whose forces ...Read Review
By Michael Andre Bernstein -
“…lately I have been thinking about a child who is left in the care of indifferent strangers…or a shell-shocked soldier from a ...Read Review
By Paul M. Levitt -
Although there are several major characters, this is mainly the story of Ben Cohen, a Korean War veteran and University of Colorado graduate ...Read Review
By James Carlos Blake -
The novel opens on October 16, 1934. “Handsome Harry” Pierpont, the narrator, is to be executed in the morning. In a sort of swaggering jailhouse ...Read Review
By Vyvyane Loh -
The opening scene is one of torture suffered by Claude, a Chinese boy anglicized by his parents. Young Claude was unsure of himself. ...Read Review
By Susan Vreeland -
Based on the life of Emily Carr, The Forest Lover is a magnificent account of one woman’s determination to carry out her ...Read Review
By Alan Brennert -
In 1891 six-year-old Rachel’s world seems to be ending when she is forced to leave her family due to a diagnosis of leprosy, ...Read Review
By Thomas Mallon -
In Bandbox, a rollicking Valentine to Jazz Age New York, Mallon whips up a light confection with just the right amount of literary ...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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