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By Audrey Schulman -
Schulman has written two stories here in alternating chapters; each stands on its own, so good you hate to leave its fully imagined ...Read Review
By Erri De Luca - By Michael F. Moore (trans.) -
De Luca’s tale of an orphan boy in Naples after World War II is short but powerful. Our unnamed narrator tells of ...Read Review
By Moacyr Scliar -
During the early 19th century, a Jewish family escapes the brutality of the Russian Cossacks by immigrating to a small farming community in ...Read Review
By Umberto Eco -
Renowned primarily for his novel The Name of the Rose, the reader approaches a new Eco work of fiction wondering what sort of ...Read Review
By DJ Taylor -
Published 2011Published 2012
Any reader who likes the gentle and considered narratives of the novels of Trollope or Thackeray should enjoy this work of fiction. Indeed ...Read Review
By Ian Weir -
Canadian novelist Weir sets his tale in Victorian London’s underworld and the realm of boxing. The title character is an ex-soldier turned ...Read Review
By Catherynne Valente -
Catherynne Valente understands the power of threes, of repetition and incantation, the stuff of fairy tales. In Deathless, her powerful evocation of old ...Read Review
By Peter Adolphsen -
In 1907, Josef Siedler descends into Switzerland’s Hölloch Caves searching for a gateway to the land of the “inner earth.” Instead he ...Read Review
By Rosie Alison -
This engaging novel was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction, and it is not difficult to understand why. The author writes with ...Read Review
By Yael Politis -
A story that spans over thirty years surrounding the establishment of modern Israel, The Lonely Tree deals heavily in shades of grey. Its ...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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