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By Ignacio Padilla -
Two men play chess on a train bound for the eastern front in 1914. The loser will serve as a soldier in a doomed ...Read Review
By Thomas Hettche -
Adults attracted to legal thrillers will find this highly recommended book a must read. It stands somewhat distinguished from writings of American authors. ...Read Review
By Richard Powers -
1939, Washington, D.C. Marian Anderson and her extraordinary operatic voice, hailed internationally, were refused Constitutional Hall as a venue by the Daughters of ...Read Review
By Josef Skvorecky -
The subtitle of this work, Stories of a Life’s Journey, describes the contents perfectly. Translated from Czech, this collection of short stories―...Read Review
By Mary Taylor Simeti -
Published 2001Published 2002
The queen of the title, Constance of Hauteville, daughter of Roger II of Sicily, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI and the ...Read Review
By Howard Norman -
Peter Duvett, photographer’s assistant, tells his story of work in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and later in his home city of Halifax in 1927. ...Read Review
By Elena Poniatowska -
First published in Spanish in 1969, Here’s to You, Jesusa! is the fictional autobiography of a poor Mexican woman, here translated into English. ...Read Review
By Jane Alison -
Ovid, creator of Metamorphoses, The Art of Love and other works which have been lost to us forever, arrives at his place of ...Read Review
By Kathleen Cambor -
The Johnstown Flood of 1889 in Pennsylvania was one of the worst disasters in American history: over 2,200 people died, including 99 whole families. Kathleen Cambor ...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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