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By Jo Baker -
Published 2011Published 2012
‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has a considerable following on TV as well-known people delve into family history. Author Jo Baker knows ...Read Review
By James Reich -
As Taliban fundamentalists dynamited the Bamiyan Buddhas, with this book Reich blows up the Gospels. How can I, Judas possibly be described for ...Read Review
By Sebastian Barry -
The narrator of On Canaan’s Side, 89-year-old Lilly Bere, feels herself at the end of her life. She is the midst of ...Read Review
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 Esi Edugyan -
Sid Griffiths is a “dependable” bass player who, with his old neighborhood friend Chip Jones from Baltimore, was part of a jazz band ...Read Review
By Adriana V. Lόpez (trans.) - By Susana Fortes -
Almost everything in this novel violates the rules writers are told to follow. The author uses fragmented sentences, tells a lot more than ...Read Review
By Kunal Basu -
Published 2011Published 2012
Antonio Maria is the most famous surgeon in Lisbon in the late 1800s. Admired both by colleagues and the ladies of the city, ...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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