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By Barly Baruti - By Christophe Cassiau-Haurie - By Ivanka Hahnenberger (trans.) -
Based in reality, this dark graphic novel, both linguistically and pictorially, details a portion of the oft-forgotten colonial wars in East Africa during ...Read Review
By Tracey Enerson Wood -
Julie Stimson is Superintendent of Nurses at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in April 1917 when she is asked on short notice to develop ...Read Review
By Isobel Blackthorn -
Emma is nursing Adele, a wealthy elderly woman, in her English summer home just as World War II is breaking. Adele is interested ...Read Review
By Jasmin Darznik -
In her second novel, Darznik presents a shimmering portrait of little-known histories: that of an iconic American photographer, a culture, and a city, ...Read Review
By Poppy Cooper -
Beth Healey, twin sister to Ned and younger sister of Sally, works in her parents’ grocery store in Woodhampstead in Hertfordshire. It is 1915, ...Read Review
By Patrick Dearen -
It is Christmas Day, 1917, on the Cross-C Ranch, owned by Jake Graves, a 63-year-old ex-Ranger. Jake learns that his daughter Drucilla is sweet ...Read Review
By Jennifer Anton -
Spring 1923. Nina Argenta marries the man of her dreams, Pietro Pante. Despite their loving union, duty to their families will keep them apart. ...Read Review
By Maryka Biaggio -
The writer Barbara Follett’s life is told in this biographical novel, beginning at the age of four in 1918 until her disappearance in 1939. ...Read Review
By Courtney Ellis -
Alberta Preston, an unknown aspiring artist in 1922 England, enters a competition as “Bertie,” hoping the assumption would be that she is a “he.” ...Read Review
By J'nell Ciesielski -
In 1917 Petrograd, Russia, while “the night burned red with flames of revolution,” Princess Svetlana, her mother, and sister flee the city. They are ...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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