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By Charles Frazier -
One of my favorite lines in Nightwoods is: “Luce was not much maternal.” She is young, single, and childless, but by the time ...Read Review
By Deborah Lawrenson -
The prologue to this novel leads you to believe that it may be a takeoff on Du Maurier’s Rebecca, but this wonderful ...Read Review
By Caroline Ross -
On the face of it, Caroline Ross’s debut tells an oft told story. Soldier on the eve of action has whirlwind affair ...Read Review
By Barbara Erskine -
Published 2009Published 2011
After a 14-year stint as a trophy wife, Anna Fox is recently divorced and at loose ends. Her great-aunt Phyllis suggests that Anna ...Read Review
By Jennifer Donnelly -
Seventeen-year-old Andi is in her last year at school in New York, but she can’t bear to work on her thesis on ...Read Review
By Jillian Larkin -
Ingenue continues the story of four young 1920s flappers begun in Vixen. Gloria, the former debutante, is hiding with Jerome, her black musician ...Read Review
By Lucia Alvarez de Toledo -
One might initially question the need for another biography of Che Guevara, whose doomed and beautiful face adorns posters, t shirts, wallpaper and ...Read Review
By Alison Plowden -
With excellent excavation of the facts and an engaging style of writing, Plowden explores what life was like for Elizabeth Tudor in the ...Read Review
By Yael Politis -
A story that spans over thirty years surrounding the establishment of modern Israel, The Lonely Tree deals heavily in shades of grey. Its ...Read Review
By Graham Wade -
Graham Wade’s debut novel brings Leonardo Pisano—Fibonacci—brilliantly alive as a fictional autobiography. Wade, a musicologist known for his biographies of ...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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