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By Jack Gantos -
Jack Gantos is both author and hero in this novel set in 1962 in the town of Norvelt (named after its patron, Eleanor Roosevelt). ...Read Review
By Jonathan Rabb -
In this final installment of the author’s Berlin trilogy, Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner, a Jew, is at last removed from his post ...Read Review
By Adrienne Sharp -
Mathilde Kschessinska, called Little K by Nicholas II, was at one time prima ballerina assoluta in the Russian Imperial Ballet and mistress to ...Read Review
By Carin Clevidence -
Clayton and his sister Nancy lost both parents and have moved in with their mother’s family on Salt Hay Road on Long ...Read Review
By Eric Rauchway -
Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby was a suave but crass braggart who considered others less intelligent to threaten his social and financial ...Read Review
By Andrea Levy -
Andrea Levy’s previous books have chronicled the experience of Jamaican immigrants in post-war Britain. In The Long Song she steps back into ...Read Review
By Amitav Ghosh -
An epic tale of the opium trade in 1838 and its far-reaching effects, Sea of Poppies is a book of amazing skill and scope. ...Read Review
By Chris Hannan -
In Missy, a tale of the adventures of an opium-addicted “flash-girl,” Chris Hannan brings to life the madness of a Nevada boomtown in ...Read Review
By Madeleine L'Engle -
Twenty-year-old Elizabeth Jerrold, an aspiring actress, spends the summer of 1946 as an apprentice with a summer theatre company in a town by ...Read Review
By Ron Hansen -
Exiles tells the story of a relationship between five nuns exiled from Germany and the English poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, who wrote one ...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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