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By Rosie Thomas -
Published 2006Published 2016
After a lifetime of independent living, Dr. Iris Black finds that she is losing herself to dementia. In her solitude, she is lovingly ...Read Review
By Alison Anderson -
Ukraine, late 1880s: Zinaida Lintvaryova is an educated woman planning to live her life helping others as a country doctor, but at 30 years ...Read Review
By Julie Myerson -
Mary and Graham Coles, attempting to rebuild after a tragedy, move into a cottage in a small English village. Mary, gripped by soul-destroying ...Read Review
By Emily Arsenault -
Based on publicized 19th-century New England murder trials, The Evening Spider is the first foray into the supernatural by noted psychological suspense author ...Read Review
By Alex Zucker (trans.) - By Magdaléna Platzová -
The English edition of Czech author Platzová’s latest novel is a condensed and masterful example of experimental literary fiction with historical roots: ...Read Review
By Lauren Belfer -
Spanning centuries, this latest novel from Belfer (A Fierce Radiance, City of Light) is her most compelling yet. It is grounded in the ...Read Review
By Diney Costeloe -
The story begins in Dorset in 1921. Eight ash trees have been planted on a village green to commemorate eight men who died in ...Read Review
By Anne Charnock -
Charnock’s novel tells three parallel stories, one set in the past, one in the present, and one in the future. In 15th-century ...Read Review
By Paula Brackston -
This dual-viewpoint sequel to The Witch’s Daughter picks up five years after the first novel ended. Tegan has just returned from a ...Read Review
By Rebecca Hunt -
This is an absorbing dual-time-period adventure novel. In 2013, a three-member crew sets out for Everland, an Antarctic island, retracing the steps of another ...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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