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By Abi Maxwell -
In The Den, two sets of sisters struggle with the aftermath of premarital sexual indiscretion. Separated by a hundred and fifty years, both ...Read Review
By Mandy Haggith -
Set in 320 B.C., The Amber Seeker is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Walrus Mutterer (reviewed in HNR 86). The novel is ...Read Review
By Colson Whitehead -
The incomparable Colson Whitehead follows his Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Underground Railroad with a tale that is much different and yet, sadly, much the same. ...Read Review
By Jing-Jing Lee -
Straddling two timelines and told from the perspective of two narrators, How We Disappeared is an evocative glimpse into Japanese-occupied Singapore during World ...Read Review
By Caterina Pascual Söderbaum -
The author, who died in 2015 aged just 53, has left a profound literary achievement in this novel, which makes the reader regret her early ...Read Review
By Alix E. Harrow -
There are doors, and then there are Doors. Notice the distinctive capital D “like a black archway leading into white nothing.” In 1901, January ...Read Review
By Julie Kibler -
Triple time periods tell two storylines as 2017 looks back on 1998 and the early part of the 20th century in this Texas-set story of ...Read Review
By Hannah Richell -
Published 2018Published 2019
Summoned home to present-day England to care for her grandmother, Maggie Oberon finds Lillian ailing and confused, the grand manor of Cloudesley falling ...Read Review
By Stacey Lee -
Once again, Stacey Lee shines light on an overlooked segment of America’s past and reveals truths about its present. In Atlanta in 1890, ...Read Review
By Anna Schmidt -
Set in the winter of 1933, mostly in Montana, this is the story of the creation of a family. It opens with 14-year-old Millie ...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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