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By Jing-Jing Lee -
Straddling two timelines and told from the perspective of two narrators, How We Disappeared is an evocative glimpse into Japanese-occupied Singapore during World ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
Magical realism combines with fairy tale in this story of young adults facing death and torture at the hands of the Nazis during ...Read Review
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In September 1940, England’s war with Germany is a year old. France has surrendered, British soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk in June, and in ...Read Review
By Terry Deary -
September 1939. World War 2 has broken out. Brigit Furst has been evacuated to Wales. Her father, a German has been interned for the duration ...Read Review
By Cheryl A. Ossola -
Few jobs are as stressful as that of a nurse in a neonatal ICU, and in February 2011, Kira is maxed out by her ...Read Review
By Christine Leunens -
Like many Viennese boys of the late 1930s, Johannes Betzler joins the Hitler Youth, in which he takes great pride, and swallows the ...Read Review
By Courtney Maum -
Costalegre Island, Mexico, 1937. Young Lara awaits the arrival of a ship from Europe filled with her mother’s art collection and more artist ...Read Review
By Judith Teitelman -
In 1923, Esther Grünspan settles in Köln from Poland. She has been jilted on her wedding day, and the betrayal of love ...Read Review
By Anne Booth -
This is a brave and clever book which addresses important issues in a timely manner. Olivia is experiencing problems with school, with a ...Read Review
By Fiona Davis -
Hazel lands in Naples, Italy in 1945 as the newest member of the USO tour. She hopes to follow her family onto the stage, ...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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