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By Elizabeth McCracken -
Bertha Truitt is found in a New England cemetery one cold day early in the 20th century. She is not dead but unconscious. ...Read Review
By Louisa Hall -
Trinity portrays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man credited with being the Father of the Atomic Bomb, from the viewpoints of seven fictional characters. ...Read Review
By Charles Frazier -
At Saratoga Springs in 1906, the widowed Varina Howell Davis relates pieces of her life’s journey to visitor James Blake (aka “Jimmie Limber”), ...Read Review
By Christine Mangan -
Christine Mangan’s debut novel, Tangerine, takes us into the twisting and menacing streets and alleyways of 1950s Tangier, Morocco. Beginning as a ...Read Review
By Caroline Preston -
Preston, author of the acclaimed scrapbook novel The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, delivers again with her second foray into this niche genre, presenting ...Read Review
By Eleanor Henderson -
In Depression-era rural Georgia, twin babies are born to Elma Jesup. This would not normally be cause for any eyebrows to be raised, ...Read Review
By Jessie Burton -
In her second novel (after The Miniaturist, 2014), Burton links two talented young women of different generations with the fate of a magnificent lost ...Read Review
By Parnaz Foroutan -
In present-day Los Angeles, Mahboubeh, an elderly woman, sits in her picturesque garden and, while looking through photographs, recollects her family’s lives ...Read Review
By Leslie Parry -
This is a book of hate and violence. Starting in a fairground on New York’s Coney Island in 1895, a mother and her ...Read Review
By Nell Zink -
Following the success of Wallcreeper—which she wrote in four days—and with her much ballyhooed relationship with Jonathan Franzen, one can’t ...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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