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By Daniel Jose Older -
Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes fly the skies and wander the streets of New York City in 1863. The Civil War rages off ...Read Review
By Marianne Kaurin -
Ilse Stern has a teenage crush on Herman Rød, but he has just stood her up. Although she doesn’t know it ...Read Review
By Jane Eagland -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Author Emily Brontë’s awakened muse is examined in this highly readable and emotionally charged re-imagining. On the cusp of womanhood, Emily has ...Read Review
By Vicky Alvear Shecter -
Vicky Alvear Shecter, the author of three nonfiction books and the well-received YA novel Cleopatra’s Moon, sets her new novel in the ...Read Review
By Anne Provoost - By trans. John Nieuwenhuien -
Flemish author Anne Provoost’s In The Shadow of the Ark grips the reader with vivid scenes, well-developed characters, and beautiful language. She ...Read Review
By Sylvie Weil (trans. Gillian Rosner) -
A refreshing change from the many middle grade novels featuring Jewish protagonists set during World War II, My Guardian Angel offers readers a ...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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