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By Mary Doria Russell -
In 1913, the seeds for the copper mine union are sown by the death of a Finnish drill operator. Led by the intrepid Anna ...Read Review
By Jon Clinch -
Marley was not dead, to begin with. This novel undoes the famous first line of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, presenting the story of ...Read Review
By Jennifer Weiner -
Spanning seventy years in two sisters’ lives, this is Jennifer Weiner’s first historical novel, and it’s an impressive one. As children, ...Read Review
By Joseph Kanon -
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves,” an old Nazi hunter observes, citing Confucius. The Accomplice is a journey ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
Danger fills England in 1648. King Charles I has been dethroned and is held captive by followers of Oliver Cromwell. Puritan Christians scour the ...Read Review
By William Kent Krueger -
Love is what makes a tender land — people and nature, not perfect, but full of what binds us all together. This is the ...Read Review
By Matteo Righetto -
Published 2018Published 2019
Soul of the Border is set in the late 19th century in the remote village of Nevada, Italy, near the Austrian border. Augusto ...Read Review
By Kris Waldherr -
Reeling from a personal tragedy that has estranged him from his family, Robert Highstead is surprised to discover a cousin he never knew ...Read Review
By Laura McBride -
In the Midnight Room is a complex and layered story about four women’s lives—sometimes passing, sometimes intersecting—throughout the second half ...Read Review
By Niklas Natt och Dag -
The year is 1793. In Stockholm, Sweden, a body is discovered in Larder Lake. Cecil Winge, a former prosecuting attorney suffering from consumption and ...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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