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By David L. Robbins -
A Japanese prison camp in the Philippines is the setting for a tense novel of brutality, endurance, hope, and, most of all, love. ...Read Review
By Ernesto Mestre-Reed (trans.) - By Mayra Santos-Febres -
This novel is set in Puerto Rico during the first half of the 20th century. It opens with the protagonist, Isabel Luberza, presiding ...Read Review
By Gill Schierhout -
Sara Highbury is haunted by her long-ago relationship with Herbert Wakeford, a diamond digger in 1920s South Africa. When Herbert was diagnosed with ...Read Review
By Peter Cole (trans.) - By Yoel Hoffman -
Biographical FictionLiteraryShort Stories
Part fiction, part memoir, Hoffmann’s novel could mean many things to readers, or it could mean nothing. Written as a series of 100 ...Read Review
By J. H. Schryer -
Goodnight Vienna is a ’30s title out of the last century – but this is a modern novel printed in 2009. The story takes place ...Read Review
By Joseph Kanon -
Published 2009Published 2010
In 1945 Hollywood, the end of World War II, while cause for rejoicing, also ushered in the beginning of the Communist witch hunts. Ben ...Read Review
By Anne Rivers Siddons -
With Off Season, Anne Rivers Siddons demonstrates again why she is lauded as one of America’s most popular and respected literary writers. ...Read Review
By Eugenia Kim -
Published 2009Published 2010
Eugenia Kim’s debut novel is a beautiful, poignant story that portrays the life of a young woman during one of the most ...Read Review
By David Szalay -
The novel is set in Soviet Russia and begins in 1972, but then quickly jumps back to the central moment of the book when ...Read Review
By Beryl Kingston -
Beryl Kingston is a popular and well-established saga writer. Rightly so, she tells a good story and her main characters are appealing. The ...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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