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By T.C. Boyle -
This novel about acid guru Timothy Leary, his band of Harvard-grad-student devotees, and their 1960s acid-laced research into the psychiatric possibilities for LSD ...Read Review
By Catherine Chung -
1960s Michigan. When a Chinese-American woman begins to question her origins, mathematics provides the clue to her identity. As Katherine seeks to uncover ...Read Review
By Kathleen Alcott -
In the late 1950s, Fay Fern has an affair with a married man, Vincent Kahn, who is awaiting entry into NASA’s space ...Read Review
By Juliet Grames -
As the book title gives away, this one-of-a-kind, sweeping novel is the story of how an Italian immigrant, Mariastella Fortuna the Second, also ...Read Review
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
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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