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By Lee Siegel -
Using the game of snakes and ladders as an organizing principle, Siegel has constructed a work of 100 almost perfectly equal chapters to be ...Read Review
By Sarah Smith -
“God is a librarian.” This enchanting thought appears in Chasing Shakespeares when something fortuitous or serendipitous occurs related to books and manuscripts. Joe ...Read Review
By Marianne Wiggins -
For an example of how to take unremarkable people and turn their story into something worth writing about, read Evidence of Things Unseen. ...Read Review
By Chayyam Zeldis -
The title forecasts the influence of the past over the present. The period of time spanned in this novel begins in early 20th ...Read Review
By Will Davenport -
Alternate HistoryBiographical FictionMystery/Crime
This novel intertwines 17th century and present day plots. The 17th century story proposes a possible explanation for how Rembrandt might have come ...Read Review
By Dale L. Walker editor -
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Western Writers of America went all out in producing this large collection of original western fiction. ...Read Review
By Kathryn Davis -
Originally published in 1998, this novel takes us into the lives and minds of the occupants of three separate households: a dollhouse, a house ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
In 1322 Venice, elderly adventurer Marco Polo lies on his deathbed, remembering that dangerous time when he served as principal magistrate of the city ...Read Review
By J. Ardian Lee -
In the third installment of the ‘Summon of the Sword’ series, we rejoin our time traveling hero Dylan (now firmly fixed in the 18...Read Review
By Michael Evans -
In this fascinating study, Evans traces the dramatic stories of the royal deaths of kings from Harold at Hastings to Richard III at ...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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