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By Wayetu Moore -
Though her mother delayed as much as she could, Gbessa is born on the day that Ol’ Ma Nyanpoo’s house collapses upon ...Read Review
By Chris Offutt -
It’s been almost twenty years since Offutt’s last work of fiction, but the wait has been worth it. In Country Dark, ...Read Review
By Frances De Pontes Peebles -
A soaring fusion of emotion, intense drama, and the compelling rhythms of Brazilian music, The Air You Breathe belongs to the special category ...Read Review
By Robyn Cadwallader -
In the year 1320, in anticipation of a major family inheritance, Lady Mathilda commissions a book of hours: an exquisite book, to raise the ...Read Review
By Graham Rawle -
Considering one of Graham Rawle’s previous novels was composed entirely of text cut from vintage women’s magazines, it should come as ...Read Review
By Samantha Harvey -
England in February 1491. John Reve is the priest in the small, benighted village of Oakham, in Somerset. He is told by the rural ...Read Review
By Elise Valmorbida -
This is the story of one woman’s struggles to maintain her marriage and particularly to protect her children during the Fascist Era ...Read Review
By Jaan Kross - By Merike Beecher (trans.) -
Northern Europe, 1563. In Livonia, the coastal town of Tallinn is under siege, while inside the walls, plague takes its toll. Balthasar Russow has ...Read Review
By Elizabeth H. Winthrop -
Louisiana, 1943. An 18-year-old African American man sits alone in his cell awaiting his execution. His crime is the alleged rape of a white ...Read Review
By Carolina De Robertis (trans.) - By Marcos Aguinis -
Against the Inquisition is the 2018 English translation of the 1991 Argentine novel La Geste del Marrano. Widely praised by Argentine readers and reviewers, the ...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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