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By Karyn Parsons -
What are the ingredients of a happy childhood? Karyn Parsons answers this question in her stunningly beautiful novel set in Clarendon County, South ...Read Review
By Margi Preus -
Based on the true story of villagers who saved thousands of Jews during World War II, Village of Scoundrels traces the fortunes and ...Read Review
By Andrew Fukuda -
In 1935, Alex Maki’s teacher assigns him a pen pal, a French Jew named Charlie Levy. Trouble is, Charlie is a girl! Despite ...Read Review
By Robert Irwin -
By 1945, Dutch bit-part actress and dancer Sonja Heda is finding it increasingly difficult to find roles. Not only are fewer films being made ...Read Review
By Heather Morris -
Cilka Klein was a real woman who endured not only Auschwitz but also the Russian gulag: two of the most brutal places of ...Read Review
By Anita Abriel -
Inspired by her mother’s story of survival during the Holocaust, Anita Abriel relates the tale of two young women trying to carve ...Read Review
By Jennifer Rosner -
A mother’s unconditional love and fierce desire to protect her child is at the heart of this tragic and beautiful novel set ...Read Review
By Chris Lynch -
Before there were Navy SEALs, there were Underwater Demolition Teams, UDTs. Fergus Frew lost his father in WWII. His mother worries about him ...Read Review
By R. J. Palacio -
From the author of Wonder comes this moving and inspirational graphic novel—the author’s first foray into this genre—about the Holocaust. ...Read Review
By Monique Polak -
By 1945 Gwen has been a prisoner in a Japanese internment camp in northern China for three years, since the Japanese attacked her boarding ...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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