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By Marilynne Robinson -
A very few novelists create worlds—palpable, mappable, 3-D, unique as a scent. Marilynne Robinson’s fictional Gilead, Iowa, is such a world, ...Read Review
By Zhang Ling -
On the day the Japanese emperor announces his nation’s surrender to the Allied forces, three quite different men, in the unbridled exaltation ...Read Review
By Emma Donoghue -
This novel is set in Dublin during the Halloween of 1918. Nurse Julia Power finds herself solely in charge of a temporary ward in ...Read Review
By Alexander Starritt -
This novella comprises a long letter written by a German grandfather, Meissner, to his Scottish grandson, Callum. On a visit, seventeen months in ...Read Review
By Asha Lemmie -
With her first novel, Asha Lemmie proves herself a talented writer unafraid to take chances. Her heroine’s situation is unique, and her ...Read Review
By John Cullen (trans.) - By Siegfried Lenz -
1945. In a deadly primeval jungle, on the border to Byelorussia and Ukraine, at the farthest reaches of Eastern Europe, Walter Proska, a young ...Read Review
By Lin Enger -
In American Gospel, the biblically named Enoch has a near-death experience and a vision of the Rapture, an event in which Christians believe ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Lauffer (trans.) - By Lea Singer -
In Lea Singer’s biographical novel, The Piano Student, an elderly man, Nico Kaufmann, brings a younger man on a guided tour of ...Read Review
By Dominic Smith -
The Electric Hotel is a story within a story, with the main narrative set within a poignant outer frame. It is 1963, and a ...Read Review
By Sarah Tolmie -
A corpse washes up on the shore of Inis Mór, one of the three Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland. ...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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