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By Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin (trans.) - By Nino Haratischvili -
It is not idle hyperbole to say The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili is the War and Peace of the 20th century, as ...Read Review
By Beatriz Williams -
In 1947, Eugenia “Janey” Everett begins research on a book about famous pilot Sam Mallory, who died in a plane crash during the Spanish ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
This is the eighth book in Lindsey Davis’s mystery series featuring Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, an investigator in ancient ...Read Review
By Adrien Goetz - By Natasha Lehrer (trans.) -
Villa of Delirium is a literary novel, originally published in French, that brings to life the hypnotic story of one family—the Reinachs—...Read Review
By Claire Evans -
Whitechapel, London in the winter of 1882. Cage (Micajah) Lackmann is a young-ish barrister, charming, handsome and a poet to boot, who ostensibly makes ...Read Review
By Elise Hooper -
In 1928, 16-year-old Betty Robinson of Chicago represents the United States as a member of the first women’s Olympic track and field team. ...Read Review
By Miranda Miller -
This fictionalised account of the life of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Swiss-born portraitist, history painter and one of the two female founders of the ...Read Review
By Gennifer Choldenko -
Eleven-year-old Lucy used to talk and sing, but now she refuses to open her mouth, and none of her friends at the Home ...Read Review
By Gail Tsukiyama -
On November 21, 1935, Mauna Loa in Hawaii erupted. Smoked filled the sky, and lava flowed from the volcano towards the town of Hilo at ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Bell -
Charleston, South Carolina, 1840s. This second book in the Lazare Family Saga picks up right where the first in the series left off, ...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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