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By Min Jin Lee -
An ambitious multigenerational family saga evocative of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, Lee’s second novel, Pachinko, is engaging, complex, and ...Read Review
By Heather O’Neill -
Spanning from WWI to the start of WWII, The Lonely Hearts Hotel is the story of Rose and Pierrot, two orphans who meet ...Read Review
By Madeleine Thien -
“In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his ...Read Review
By A. O’Connor -
1869. Milandra Carter, a wealthy widow with a mysterious past, arrives in Dublin and instantly raises hackles. She won’t wear mourning, and she ...Read Review
By Luke Healy -
Written in graphic novel format and based on the true story of Ada Blackjack—an Inuk woman who survived a disastrous expedition in ...Read Review
By Júlia Sardà (illus.) - By Katherine Woodfine -
This is a whimsical middle-grade story involving mystery, theft, high society, and even murder, in which four friends attempt to find a missing ...Read Review
By Virgil Renzulli -
Over the years, the story of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone has been reworked in every facet of media—books, ...Read Review
By Laurie Alice Eakes -
The war of 1812 has begun, unbeknownst to the American crew of the Maid of Alexandria. Part of the Baltimore clipper’s crew, Deirdre ...Read Review
By Kim Vogel Sawyer -
Rebekah’s story begins with her hearing and partially seeing a heartbreaking scene in which her father feebly attempts to comfort her mother. ...Read Review
By Donnita L. Rogers -
Seventh-century Scandinavia: Freawaru, the daughter of a king and the lover of the renowned warrior Beowulf, is a seer in her own right ...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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