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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
By Claude Stanush - By Michele Stanush -
Back in the 1970s the father half of this father-daughter writing team became a close friend of Willis Newton, leader of one of ...Read Review
By James Brady -
“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the ...Read Review
By Jennet Conant -
Conant’s first book is a vividly written biography of Alfred Loomis, Wall Street mogul in the 1920s and brilliant amateur physicist after 1929. ...Read Review
By Uwe Timm -
Published 2003 (c1983)
German Southwest Africa in 1904-1907 provides the principal setting for this recently translated 1983 novel about the suppression of the Herero and Hottentot rebellions. ...Read Review
By Eddie Muller -
There’s only one thing wrong with this throwback to the 1940s era of sports-based pulp fiction. Well, make it two. While Billy ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Nunez -
Published 2002 (c2000)
Set in Trinidad in the 1950s, Bruised Hibiscus explores themes that still resonate today– race and gender. Rosa, a white woman married to ...Read Review
By Brendan O'Carroll -
It’s the night before Agnes Reddin’s wedding to “Redser” Browne, a ceremony that Agnes knows might never take place. She spends ...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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