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By Veera Hiranandani -
India/Pakistan, 1947. For her twelfth birthday, Nisha receives a diary. She decides to write in it every night, summarizing her day for her ...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 Amanda Lee Koe -
Delayed Rays of a Star features three women—the actresses Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong, and the filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl—who were ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
Magical realism combines with fairy tale in this story of young adults facing death and torture at the hands of the Nazis during ...Read Review
By William Kent Krueger -
Love is what makes a tender land — people and nature, not perfect, but full of what binds us all together. This is the ...Read Review
By Carol Ermakova (trans.) - By Elena Chizhova -
Little Zinnobers is not an easy read and presents many challenges, especially to an English-speaking readership. Even the title is problematic, coming from ...Read Review
By Christine Leunens -
Like many Viennese boys of the late 1930s, Johannes Betzler joins the Hitler Youth, in which he takes great pride, and swallows the ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Cook -
This complex novel is written in three main sections. In the first, we read of how the Ark of the Covenant was captured ...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 Judith Teitelman -
In 1923, Esther Grünspan settles in Köln from Poland. She has been jilted on her wedding day, and the betrayal of love ...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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