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By Lisa See -
Life for women in Jeju, a remote Korean island, is very different than in other places. Here women are the breadwinners, working outside ...Read Review
By Didier Decoin -
Set in Heian Japan, the book gives us two startlingly opposed worldviews – the imperial court is described in all its effete, rigid, exquisite ...Read Review
By Myla Goldberg -
Lillian Preston is a woman driven to capture her unique world vision through the lens of her camera. In 1953, the seventeen-year old abandons ...Read Review
By Georgina Harding -
Charlie Ashe, a survivor of World War II battles against the Japanese in the uplands of northern India, is trying to adapt to ...Read Review
By Matteo Righetto -
Published 2018Published 2019
Soul of the Border is set in the late 19th century in the remote village of Nevada, Italy, near the Austrian border. Augusto ...Read Review
By Barbara Spencer -
In a town still recovering from the aftermath of invaders, Magrit aka “Maidy” is turning 16, an age heralding womanhood. However, birthdays haven’t ...Read Review
By Guzel Yakhina -
Soviet Russia in 1930. The gradual accession of Stalin to power in the 1920s eventually ended the liberalization of society and the economy, leading ...Read Review
By Lindsey Drager -
Drager (The Lost Daughter Collective) returns with another look at how stories are told and how they shape people’s lives in this ...Read Review
By Magda Szabó -
Set in Budapest, Hungary between 1934 and 1960, this is by no means conventional historical fiction. The plot consists of a series of disparate but ...Read Review
By Lawrence Ferlinghetti -
How does one review the experimental novel of an author who celebrates his 100th birthday on March 24, 2019, yet continues to take chances with ...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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