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By JoAnn Levy -
In April 1849, bitten by the gold bug and feeling that he has “never chosen or decided anything” for himself, Caleb Daniels dreams of ...Read Review
By Alistair MacLeod -
On Cape Breton Island, the Gaelic stronghold of Nova Scotia — a land of windswept crags and rocky shores — memories of years long past ...Read Review
By James Carlos Blake -
John Ashley’s gang was mostly a family affair, a notorious crew of moonshiners, bootleggers and natural-born outlaws, thriving in the Florida Everglades ...Read Review
By Christin Lore Weber -
Three twentieth-century women experience crises of religious faith in this lyrical first novel, set in rural northern Minnesota between 1917 and 1965. For Megan and ...Read Review
By Evan S. Connell -
We are transported by author Evan S. Connell to the two centuries of human existence – from 1095 to 1289 – more enmired in the blood of ...Read Review
By Alicia Gaspar de Alba -
This lovely novel can be read without any previous knowledge of the famous Mexican nun. The author evokes the feel of 17th century ...Read Review
By Howard Bahr -
In November 1864, General John Bell Hood ordered the army of Tennessee to perform a frontal assault against a secure Union defensive position outside ...Read Review
By Frank Bird Linderman -
Frank Bird Linderman was a best selling author at the turn of the last century. However, in the 1920s, publishers declined to publish ...Read Review
By Robin Paige -
In this sixth book by husband-and-wife writing team Robin Paige, detectives Sir Charles Sheridan and his wife, Kate Ardleigh, are plunged into the ...Read Review
By David Dalton -
In what has to be one of the more audacious undertakings of the year, David Dalton relates the entire history of the blues, ...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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