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By Carmen Boullosa - By tr. Geoff Hargreaves -
Three long sections narrated by Cleopatra are framed by briefer sections told by her scribe Diomedes. In the first narrative, Antony has just ...Read Review
By Claudia Gross -
The Toby Press is an independent publisher whose purpose is to produce fine literary and commercial fiction and, in addition, to bring works ...Read Review
By Sheila Kay Adams -
The Appalachian Mountains around Marshall, North Carolina, in the mid-19th century is the setting of this narrative. Like the ancient ballads brought ...Read Review
By Jack Jackson -
The picture narrative begins in 1836, when Comanches capture Cynthia Ann Parker in Texas. They raise the blond, blue-eyed girl as one of their ...Read Review
By James P. Reger -
On April 13, 1861, Fort Sumter was in the midst of a nightmarish artillery barrage. Watching from his headquarters, Confederate General Beauregard was more concerned ...Read Review
By Carrie Brown -
Arthur and his young son, Toby, land in America after surviving the onset of the Nazi regime in Vienna and London’s blitz, ...Read Review
By Maile Meloy -
Published 2003Published 2004
The novel covers four generations of the Santerre family. Beginning at the close of World War II, the story continues up to the ...Read Review
By J. Ardian Lee -
This is the fourth and final volume of the historical fantasy series that began with the novel Son of the Sword (2001) and continued ...Read Review
By Christian Jacq -
Published 2003Published 2004
Continuing the saga of Queen Ahotep’s battle to overthrow the foreign domination of the Hyskos conquerors, The War of the Crowns returns ...Read Review
By Sandra Worth -
Embarking upon a noble literary endeavor, Sandra Worth gives us the life of Richard of Gloucester – that’s Crookback Richard III the nephew-murderer ...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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