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By Connie Schultz -
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Schultz’s debut novel is completely absorbing from the opening pages through the finale. It follows a working-class family from ...Read Review
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 Nazanine Hozar -
On a wintry night in 1953, Behrouz, a military truck driver, is walking home to the poorer, southern part of Tehran. He discovers and ...Read Review
By Pip Williams -
The Dictionary of Lost Words is the first novel by English-born, Australian author, Pip Williams. Set in Oxford, England, the novel spans over ...Read Review
By Paulus Hochgatterer -
March 1945, Lower Austria. Cornelia (Nelli) Deinhardt is a thirteen-year-old girl, whose family, it seems, had been killed in an Allied air raid in ...Read Review
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 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 Sebastian Barry -
Set around Paris, Tennessee, in the aftermath of the Civil War, this stand-alone sequel to Barry’s Days without End (2016), is compellingly and ...Read Review
By Shūsaku Endō - By Van C. Gessel (trans.) -
Endō Shūsaku is enjoying a renaissance among readers worldwide. His best-known novel, Silence, was adapted into a feature film by acclaimed director ...Read Review
By Colin Hester -
Starting in 1940 and moving to the early years of the present century, this novel follows a disparate group of people connected by death ...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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