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By Judith Hooper -
“My fate had been prearranged by biology.” This is the conclusion reached by Alice James in Judith Cooper’s novel, Alice in Bed, ...Read Review
By Robert Allison -
Published 2015Published 2016Published 2016-02-25
The Letter Bearer tells a story reminiscent of The English Patient, about a World War Two motorcycle courier whose bike runs over a ...Read Review
By Bruce Holbert -
In the 1920s, eastern Washington is a land of scattered farms and small towns separated by distance, weather, and terrain. Isolated families depend ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Rosner -
Electric City sits near the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, home to a vast manufacturing plant whose familiar cursive logo glows ...Read Review
By Maria Hummel -
Motherland is a disturbing novel. Set in Germany during the last months of the war, it’s the story of Frank Kappus, a ...Read Review
By Paulette Livers -
This debut literary novel is set in 1969, in a small Kentucky town that produces cement and whiskey. A funeral cortege brings home seven ...Read Review
By Victoria Patterson -
In 1928 women competed in the Olympics for the first time, and Canada sent a track team to Amsterdam. In this fictionalized version, the ...Read Review
By Eliot Pattison -
1760, New York Colony: Exiled Scot Duncan McCallum seeks only to avoid the fighting between the French and English and accompany his mentor, Conawago, ...Read Review
By Annapurna Potluri -
This spellbinding novel is set in colonial India of 1911. It tells the story of Alexandre Lautens, a young French linguist from the Sorbonne, ...Read Review
By Thomas Steinbeck -
During the last decades of the 19th century, the ruggedly handsome and dashing sea trader Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond, descended from stern New ...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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