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By Caroline Laurent - By Jeffrey Zuckerman (trans.) -
In 2018, middle-aged Joséphin travels from Mauritius to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He is part of the eight-member Chagossian ...Read Review
By Amy B. Reid (trans.) - By Mutt-Lon -
The bulk of Mutt-Lon’s The Blunder takes place in 1929, a time when, as he relates in his author’s note, “Cameroon was… ...Read Review
By Anna Enquist - By Eileen J. Stevens (trans.) -
This latest novel from the bestselling Dutch author is a long, lyrical meditation on mourning and identity. Elizabeth Batts Cook is the wife ...Read Review
By Corina Bomann -
Having lost both her parents, 17-year-old Matilda is all alone in the world. Then she gets a shocking surprise when a countess, Agneta ...Read Review
By Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir - By Philip Roughton (trans.) -
Karitas Untitled is a newly translated Icelandic novel peopled with unique, quirky, and well-defined characters. With the talent of a true artist, the ...Read Review
By Sofía Segovia -
On 25 March 1938 in the East Prussian city of Königsberg, Adolf Hitler makes a vital speech about Austria’s annexation, but little Ilse ...Read Review
By Connie Palmen -
With the outcome known from the start, it’s the path we follow to get there that makes this beautifully written ode to ...Read Review
By Oliver Pötzsch -
It’s 1518 in Europe, a time when kings are made, and the church wields spiritual as well as economic power. Johann Faust is ...Read Review
By Corina Bomann -
One of the pleasures of Bomann’s well-crafted book is the setting in Sweden, 1913-1915. Readers learn about Swedish society, including differences between ...Read Review
By Kateřina Tučková - By Véronique Firkusny (trans.) -
The upheaval begins for Gerta Schnirch in the first year of secondary school when her beloved art teacher is let go and she ...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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