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By Nydia Hetherington -
“Everyone is the star of their own show, performing for the passing, faceless crowds. We are all clowns.” On the ground, she was ...Read Review
By Abir Mukherjee -
1920s Calcutta can be a perilous place. Muslim and Hindu tensions are running high, and the city is a tinderbox awaiting a match. ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
In this latest book, Elizabeth Chadwick takes us back to the 13th century. Henry III is on the throne but is at odds ...Read Review
By Angela MacRae Shanks -
The Hanoverian Army, having won the Battle of Culloden in 1746, storms the northeastern Scottish Highlands, intent on crushing its clans. Seven-year-old Duncan hides ...Read Review
By Judy Dodge Cummings -
In October 1950, Mexican-American employees at the Empire Zinc Company went on strike. The striking miners demanded fair pay and safe sanitation for their ...Read Review
By Regan Walker -
By the mid-12th century, the Gaels of Ireland, Scotland, and the Isles are hunting down the remnants of the Viking invaders of ...Read Review
By Naomi Krupitsky -
There is family, and then there is Family. Krupitsky takes a familiar American narrative—growing up in the Mafia in the middle of ...Read Review
By Lauren Groff -
England, 1158, and young ‘Marie who comes from France’ rides through a cold, damp valley towards the royal abbey where she has been appointed ...Read Review
By Suzanne Feldman -
Sisters Ruth and Elise Duncan feel stifled with life under the watchful eye of their controlling, widowed father. Each wants to explore her ...Read Review
By Janet Beard -
This multi-period novel traces the lives of a family of Tennessee mountain women from a brutal murder in 1891 to the present day. This ...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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