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By Jonathan Evison -
Harriet Chance, a widow living in Washington State in 2015, is surprised to learn that her late husband, Bernard, has won a cruise to ...Read Review
By B.A. Shapiro -
On the eve of the Second World War, artist Alizee Benoit is employed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to paint murals for ...Read Review
By Kelly Murphy (illus.) - By Lisa Martin - By Valerie Martin -
United States, late 1800s: Anton, a sleek grey cat, and his adventurous brother Cecil have settled back down in Lunenberg after a safe ...Read Review
By William Ritter -
This amusing sequel to Jackaby continues the tale of Abigail Rook and her employment with the strange, yet lovable, R.F. Jackaby. With ...Read Review
By Aline Ohanesian -
“And if he is Turkish, what does that mean? Is he the prodigal son of a democratic republic or a descendant of genocide ...Read Review
By Dean Jobb -
Since Erik Larson’s Gilded-age classic was published in 2003, any number of historical nonfiction thrillers have laid claim to being part Devil in ...Read Review
By James McMullan -
This illustrated young adult book by the author/illustrator of the award winning picture book, I Stink!, depicts James McMullan’s unique upbringing ...Read Review
By Lin Enger -
In September 1886, the Pope family is living in the small town of Sloan’s Crossing, Minnesota. One day the father, Ulysses, leaves home ...Read Review
By William Ritter -
William Ritter’s debut novel, Jackaby, is sure to delight readers from seventh grade upward. A little bit Sherlock Holmes, a little bit ...Read Review
By Lisa Martin - By Valerie Martin -
In the time of sailing ships and pirates, two cats, brothers Anton and Cecil, live near the docks of Lunenburg. Anton is very ...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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