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By Jurek Becker -
The story is narrated in the early 1970s, but is clearly about the earlier post-war experiences of the main character, Aron Blank. He ...Read Review
By Kate Kingsbury -
Somewhere on the coast of England during WWII, Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, divorced heiress of the Manor House of Sitting Marsh, strives to ...Read Review
By Naomi Ragen -
This story’s setting is New York City in the 1950s. Dave Markowitz, a dreamer, sees the future as a boundless horizon of ...Read Review
By Skip Brooks -
This novel takes place primarily in the year 1902 in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, a time when great changes ...Read Review
This short WWII mystery, the third in the Manor House series, continues the adventures of Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton. When an American airman ...Read Review
By Charles H. Red Corn -
They’ve gone from teepees to mansions; from riding ponies to driving Pierce Arrows; from hunting buffalo to hunting a murderer. Set in ...Read Review
By Lorenzo Carcaterra -
The German armed forces were guilty of countless war crimes in Italy during the Second World War. While the casual observer is familiar ...Read Review
By Lydia Kwa -
Lydia Kwa’s first novel is both a lyrical and unsettling piece of prose that spans a century and an ocean. As the ...Read Review
By Paxton Riddle -
Loon Lake, Wisconsin, 1957. Ojibwe elder Cecelia starts the day in her unheated cabin and chants the nagamoon to the Great Spirit, Gitche-Manitou. She ...Read Review
By Nicholas Christopher -
Born in 1907, named after the train on which he was born and which was blown from the tracks by a tornado soon thereafter, ...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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