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By Robert Skinner -
In 1941 New Orleans, when the young daughter of corrupt white councilman Whitman Richards is kidnapped, Whitman refuses to allow the police to become ...Read Review
By Margriet de Moor -
Set principally during the 1960s and 1970s, Duke of Egypt illuminates the plight of the European gypsies who, distrusted by most, could never ...Read Review
By Brent Monahan -
In late 1905, recently retired sheriff and celebrated crime solver John le Brun makes his long-anticipated Voyage of Discovery to London, England, eager to ...Read Review
By Josef Skvorecky -
The subtitle of this work, Stories of a Life’s Journey, describes the contents perfectly. Translated from Czech, this collection of short stories―...Read Review
By Kim Deitch - By Simon Deitch -
This is a fantasy “graphic novel” with confusing historical content by important underground cartoonist Kim Deitch. Parts of it have previously been printed ...Read Review
By Robert Morgan -
Published 2001Published 2002
Robert Morgan follows up his bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection Gap Creek with another Southern family braving the hard times of farming ...Read Review
By Martin Cruz Smith -
Few novelists possess Martin Cruz Smith’s talents in transporting a reader to a different era and actually making them believe they too ...Read Review
By Debra Magpie Earling -
Perma Red will reward those readers waiting for the latest great American novel. Earling weaves a timeless tale of love, heartache, and betrayal ...Read Review
By Kevin O'Morrison -
The author is a noted playwright and actor, so his behind-the-scenes look at the acting business as it was in the early 1950s (...Read Review
By Thomas Steinbeck -
Except for the first story, set in the mid-nineteenth century, the rest of the stories’ settings are in the early twentieth century, and ...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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