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By Lee Smith -
Lee Smith is a talented novelist who has written an absorbing novel of the post-Civil War South. Molly Petree is an orphan living ...Read Review
By Julia Alvarez -
This book is composed of several layers, like a torte. In present-day America we have Alma, turning fifty, depressed and lost; we ...Read Review
By Sara Gruen -
“’Gritty” is the word on the cover, but “nasty,” perhaps, is nearer the mark. Jacob Jankowski knew some nasty characters back in 1931. ...Read Review
By Christopher Castellani -
Christopher Castellani’s second novel is a sequel to his first, A Kiss from Maddalena. Maddalena is now married to Antonio Grasso and ...Read Review
By John May -
This interesting first novel by John May takes place in the literary world of New York City in 1845. Edgar Allan Poe is 36 years ...Read Review
By Silas House -
In his first novel, Clay’s Quilt, Silas House explored how the ties to family and land influence life in eastern Kentucky. In ...Read Review
By Julia Alvarez -
Alvarez alternates between the story of Salome Urena, a poet in the politically turbulent Dominican Republic of the nineteenth century and that of ...Read Review
By Robert Morgan -
“A story of a marriage from the Poet Laureate of Appalachia,” the publisher tells us, along with the – probably economically more salient – fact ...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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