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By Theodore Taylor -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
In this young adult novel, Theodore Taylor creates a tale for boys about the Wild West, its law, and the notorious rebel, Billy ...Read Review
By Jeffrey Meyers -
Meyers explores the lives and artistic careers of these four Impressionist painters working in Paris in the second half of the 19th century. ...Read Review
By Jane Alison -
This novel explores these questions: Where are we from? Where do we belong? Where is home? And, if our forebears originated somewhere other ...Read Review
By Joseph Coulson -
The endless possibilities for employment and prosperity after World War I slowly begin to crumble in the Great Depression. Indeed, symbolically and potently, ...Read Review
By Dan Sleigh -
The first Dutch settlement of the area around the Cape makes up a large part of South Africa’s founding myth. This W. ...Read Review
By Ann Rinaldi -
It is December 16, 1899, when Rose Frampton pens the opening entry in her birthday present, a gilt-edged journal. As she reflects upon describing her ...Read Review
By Cynthia Rylant -
Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant has crafted a book that speaks as easily to this generation as any generation that experiences war. I Had ...Read Review
By Stefan Chwin -
Published 2004Published 2005
The original Polish title, Hanemann, is also the name of the main character of this complex, literary novel. Although there is a death – ...Read Review
By Margaret Drabble -
What a daring strategy for a novelist! In Margaret Drabble’s new novel, the first half is told in the voice of Crown ...Read Review
By Emma Donohue -
In her latest novel, Emma Donahue (Slammerkin) lifts all her characters from the pages of history and draws obvious parallels between that age ...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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