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By Julia Fine -
Margaret Wise Brown may not be a household name, but her book Goodnight Moon, published in 1947, is one of the most popular children’...Read Review
By Natalie Haynes -
‘A thousand ships’ conjures up a face familiar to the world, equally admired and derided―that of Helen of Troy. But those thousand ...Read Review
By Lissa Evans -
London in the Autumn of 1944, and V1 and V2 rockets are falling on the capital, causing misery and destruction, though the airplane bombing ...Read Review
By Bernard Cornwell -
This is the (probable) conclusion to The Last Kingdom series, which follows the adventures of Uhtred, the lord of Bebbanburg (Bamburgh), during the ...Read Review
By Jess Walter -
Set in early 20th-century Spokane, Washington, Jess Walter’s The Cold Millions is the gripping story of two Irish American brothers caught up ...Read Review
By Louise Erdrich -
In 1953, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 108, designed to terminate federal recognition of several Native American tribes. Facing the loss of his ...Read Review
By Alina Adams -
In 2019, a cantankerous, self-aggrandizing, but still loveable Russian immigrant grandmother takes a gift at her 45th wedding anniversary party and raises her arms ...Read Review
By Aaron Jackson -
The phrase “child of the theater” has never been more literally or comically depicted than in this delightful romp of a book. August ...Read Review
By Katy Simpson Smith -
Andiamo a Roma! We’ll visit the Eternal City four times in Katy Simpson Smith’s brilliant new novel The Everlasting, set in ...Read Review
By Paul Wolfe -
In 1964, Washington socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer was murdered during her daily walk in Georgetown. The murder remains unsolved to this day, and rumors ...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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