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By Eliot Pattison -
It’s the mid-18th century, and young Highland Scot Duncan McCallum is on a convict ship bound for the New World. Most ...Read Review
By Peter Charles Melman -
In 1861, an orphaned Jewish son of an indentured servant joins the Third Louisiana Infantry. Elias Abrams is on the run after participating in ...Read Review
By Angela von der Lippe -
In late 19th-century Germany, the passionate Louise “Lou” Salomé, writer, seeker, and friend to Nietzsche, Freud and Prague poet Rilke sought a utopian ...Read Review
By Kitty Burns Florey -
The old saying “The more things change, the more they stay the same” often came to mind while reading this compelling and poignant ...Read Review
By Sybille Bedford -
The second volume of Bedford’s fictional memoirs uses present tense flash imagery, a focusing of the craft since The Legacy. The dense ...Read Review
The intelligent voice utters profound truths while unmasking secrets of the family and by extension, the German psyche. The persecution of cadet Johannes ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Hay -
Published 2000Published 2001
Maurice Dove, a botanist and student of weather, journeys from Ottawa to rural Saskatchewan in the mid-1930s to analyze the climate of ...Read Review
By Wendell Berry -
Wandering into a TV version of this, you might be tempted to switch straight over – that would be a pity. Jayber Crow’s ...Read Review
By Evan S. Connell -
We are transported by author Evan S. Connell to the two centuries of human existence – from 1095 to 1289 – more enmired in the blood of ...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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