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By Ayesha Harruna Attah -
Published 2018Published 2019
Near the end of the 19th century, as transatlantic slavery has been essentially abolished, internal slavery persists in Ghana. Two quite different young ...Read Review
By Christopher Castellani -
Leading Men achieves what historical fiction does best. Taking the spotlight from the famous protagonists in history, the novel projects its luminous beam ...Read Review
By Natalie Haynes -
Another group of girls break their silence in this brilliant adaptation of the Oedipus myth, told from the perspective of its female protagonists. ...Read Review
By Ahmet Altan -
This first book in the Ottoman Quartet is set in the late 19th century and early 20th century in Turkey. An absolute Sultan ...Read Review
By Rosellen Brown -
Sixteen-year-old Chaya-Libbe Shaderowsky and her family escaped the anti-Jewish pogroms in Ukraine by emigrating to America, where infertile land and a lack of ...Read Review
By Elizabeth McCracken -
Bertha Truitt is found in a New England cemetery one cold day early in the 20th century. She is not dead but unconscious. ...Read Review
By Diane Setterfield -
Published 2018Published 2019
In the dead of winter in 1887, the regulars at the Swan, a pub on the Thames, sit around telling their stories, when the ...Read Review
By Hubert Mingarelli - By Sam Taylor (trans.) -
Published 2014Published 2018
One brutal Polish winter in an unspecified year during World War II, three German soldiers go hunting one of “them,” meaning a Jew. ...Read Review
By Yangsze Choo -
In the 1930s, Malaya is a British colony. British culture and technology are everywhere, but local customs, legends, and superstitions often prevail. This ...Read Review
By Harry Miller -
“Then we take both of them/And break them into pieces/And mix the pieces with water/And mold again a figure of ...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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