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By Isabel Allende -
Though adventure plays a large part, this is as much a tale of how Diego de la Vega evolved into The Fox as ...Read Review
By Monique Charlesworth -
Toward the end of this novel, Ilse, its main protagonist, comments on reading about wars, emperors, warriors, and battles, saying, “Nobody tells you ...Read Review
By Joyce Carol Oates -
Niagara Falls, 1950, is the “honeymoon capital” of America for happy newlyweds, and miserable ones, too. Mrs. Ariah Erskine was married less than twenty-four ...Read Review
By Paul Bailey -
Published 2003Published 2004
A world of equal parts wonder and despair is evoked in this novel of a man’s relationship with his flamboyant, protective guardian. ...Read Review
By Laurie Graham -
Published 2001Published 2002
In the early 1950s, organizations devoted primarily to the traditional domestic arts flourished in America. No one could have anticipated the radical social ...Read Review
By Kathryn Harrison -
Kathryn Harrison is best known for her memoir, The Kiss, detailing the incestuous relationship she had with her father. It is no surprise, ...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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