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By Christopher Tilghman -
In the early 1890s, childhood friends, now newlyweds Beal Terrell and Thomas Bayly, leave their native Maryland. Their departure would be unremarkable, except ...Read Review
By Christian Kracht - By Daniel Bowles (trans.) -
This is a dark, atmospheric novel, set at the end of the Weimar Republic in both Europe and Japan. Emil Nägeli, a ...Read Review
By A. G. Lombardo -
This visceral, often hallucinatory debut novel unfolds in August 1965, as Americo Monk, a seeker of codes and secret wisdom hidden in graffiti, makes ...Read Review
By Tatjana Soli -
Published 2018Published 2018-06-12
In the late 19th century, General Armstrong Custer embodied the mixed feelings of Manifest Destiny in the United States, and this book not ...Read Review
By David Brookshaw (trans.) - By Mia Couto -
The introduction to this tale of the end of independence for the country then called Gaza (now Mozambique) is emblematic of its gradual ...Read Review
By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Paolo Maurensig -
On March 24, 1946, current world chess champion, Alexandre Alekhine, is supposed to be getting ready to defend his title against a Russian challenger. But, ...Read Review
By Alison Entrekin (trans.) - By Chico Buarque -
In 1960s Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ciccio is a troubled teenager: he and his friends steal cars, sleep with girls, and generally disturb the ...Read Review
By Nathaniel Rich -
New Orleans comes alive in 1918: the Great War is over; the musical sound of jazz is heard in many of the clubs and ...Read Review
By Alejo Carpentier - By Pablo Medina (trans.) -
Published 2017Published c1949
Originally published in Spanish in 1949 and translated soon after, this second English translation offers a new edition of the classic novel based on ...Read Review
By Alice McDermott -
In the early 1900s in immigrant-packed Brooklyn, a young Irish husband commits suicide, a grievous and unpardonable sin for Catholics. He leaves behind ...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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