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By Melanie Wallace -
The West has seldom seemed as alien a country as in this novel focusing on the intersecting lives of an isolated frontier outpost ...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
In this bittersweet story, America with its Burma-shave signs along Route 66 and its “Little Brown Jug” also includes gun violence. The journey west ...Read Review
By J.D. Landis -
In 1938, the Swift River Valley in Massachusetts is slated to be flooded in order to create a reservoir. Its residents are evicted, their ...Read Review
By Marek Halter -
Half historical novel, half political thriller, Halter’s novel (translated into English for the first time) creates disturbing parallels between the 10th century ...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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