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By Christina Shea -
Éva Farkas is only five when her Jewish mother ties her in a flour sack and smuggles her across the border to an ...Read Review
By Rachel Simon -
One night two residents of the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded escape. The year is 1968, and conditions in the institution are deplorable. ...Read Review
By Susan Abulhawa -
Published 2010Published 2011
The novel opens with the olive harvest of 1941 in the Palestinian village of Ein Hod. The pastoral idyll is all the more poignant ...Read Review
By Keith Donohue -
Bestselling author Keith Donohue (Angels of Destruction) delivers a new spellbinding tale with Centuries of June, a perfect blend of historical fiction and ...Read Review
By Adam McOmber -
McOmber’s collection of short stories has been likened to the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and Isak Dinesen. Although, for me, McOmber’...Read Review
By Benjamin Markovits -
A writer sits down to write poetry or a novel. The thoughts and emotions swirling through this process are actually miscellaneous experiences, thinking, ...Read Review
By Lisa See -
“Just remember, a person is his – or her – history… What is your history and what are you going to be?” Continuing from the ...Read Review
By Michael Parker -
Although she is one of the best-educated and most brilliant women of her time, the history books are silent on the ultimate fate ...Read Review
By Milos Urban -
This unusual, almost-science-fiction novel plays with the historical sense of time and culture and poses some questions: Is humanity “better” now than say, 600 ...Read Review
By Patrick deWitt -
Speaking as someone who won’t read Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove because it’s a Western, won’t see the evidently delicious ...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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