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By Brit Bennett -
Brit Bennett’s second novel, a national bestseller, deserves all the attention it’s been getting. Spanning over three decades, from the Jim ...Read Review
By Johanna Wittenberg -
Norway, 9th century. Asa is only 15 when her father and brother are murdered by the vicious warlord Gudrod. She is forced from her ...Read Review
By Diana Giovinazzo -
Historical fiction often allows writers and readers the opportunity to explore the lives of people whose names may be missing from history textbooks, ...Read Review
By Ellen Marie Wiseman -
Thirteen-year-old Pia Lange follows her mother through the throngs of Philadelphians gathering for the 1918 Liberty Loan Parade, unaware that the lethal Spanish flu ...Read Review
By Jane Johnson -
It is rare to find a dual-narrative novel in which both strands of the narrative are equally compelling. Often the present-day strand exists ...Read Review
By Marisel Vera -
Reading The Taste of Sugar will make you hang your head over what America has done to Puerto Rico these past 100+ years: the ...Read Review
By Alaya Dawn Johnson -
Best known for her YA science fiction and fantasy, Johnson returns to adult fiction in this alternate-reality noir adventure set in New York ...Read Review
By Avi -
Prolific author Avi proves once more why he’s one of North America’s most beloved children’s authors in this stunning middle-grade ...Read Review
By Fiona Davis -
This dual-time period novel begins in 1913 New York, where the Lyons family—Laura, Jack, and their two children—have just moved into a ...Read Review
By Fiona McIntosh -
It is one thing to write a historical novel but quite another to present that story in language so naturally redolent with airs ...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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