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By Elizabeth Mac Donald -
Translation is always a “matter of interpretation”, and it can (still) be a matter of life or death for the translator. Elizabeth Mac ...Read Review
By Roy Peachey -
A tragic accident that costs young Wang his right eye is the opening scene. To the dismay and anger of his father, he ...Read Review
By Mark Haber -
In 1907, Jacov Reinhardt is obsessed with melancholy and its effect on mankind. In an attempt to complete his treatise on the subject, Reinhardt ...Read Review
By Liza Wieland -
Fiction steps in where a diary feared to tread. 1937, a year famously absent from the journals of Elizabeth Bishop—celebrated American poet and ...Read Review
By Piero Chiara -
Chiara’s suspenseful novel opens with a wealthy and unnamed narrator stepping of his sailboat in 1946 Italy and meeting Temistocle Mario Orimbelli. From ...Read Review
By Ann S Epstein -
People look down on Meinhardt Raabe, literally and figuratively, every day. After realizing he was a little person, his parents abandoned him. Fortunately, ...Read Review
By Edgardo Franzosini -
This is a prize-winning fictionalised biography of the sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916). In his brief life Bugatti created over 300 bronzes, nearly all animal ...Read Review
By Jean-Baptiste Del Amo -
It takes all of a few paragraphs into Animalia to begin to suspect that the book might be a masterpiece. By the end ...Read Review
By Richard Zimler -
Bestselling author Richard Zimler crafts a distinctly Jewish view of the mission and execution of Jesus of Nazareth (here termed Yeshua, of Natzeret) ...Read Review
By Amanda Hale -
Hale’s novel is a fictionalized version of her own family’s history. Christopher Brooke is jailed in Britain in 1940 under Regulation 18B ...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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