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By Daniela Tully -
The novel begins with Martha Wiesberg in 1990. This part is quite brief, and the action immediately jumps back in time to the same ...Read Review
By Heather Chisvin -
This is such a surprising book, one filled with layers inside layers and new revelations at every turn. Moving back and forth from ...Read Review
By John Edgar Wideman -
In his new short story collection, American Histories, John Edgar Wideman explores current situations by delving into the past, a sort of marriage ...Read Review
By Damian Dibben -
The bond between a dog and its owner feels eternal, but this is literally so for Tomorrow. He has been made immortal by ...Read Review
By Jaime Jo Wright -
The House on Foster Hill is an edge-of-your-seat multi-period mystery that brims with suspense, romance, and inspiration. A century ago, Ivy, the daughter ...Read Review
By Camille Di Maio -
The Way of Beauty is a charming multi-generational love story, but it is more than that: it is a story of family, love ...Read Review
By Kate Mayfield -
The premise of Kate Mayfield’s multi-period historical fantasy, which takes the reader from the 18th century to the present, centres on an ...Read Review
By Sarah Dunnakey -
Yorkshire in the 1930s, and Billy Shaw aged twelve, is sent to be a companion to another boy of similar age, Jasper. Jasper ...Read Review
By Christopher Jon Delogu (trans.) - By Emmanuelle de Villepin -
Evocative is the best description of this short novel spanning two world wars to the present day, and which, despite its often superfluous ...Read Review
By Jenny Jaeckel -
In the 18th century, Iya was taken from her African home and enslaved on a sugar cane plantation on the island of Martinique. ...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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