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By Ami McKay -
Published 2016Published 2017
The Witches of New York is the third novel from bestselling author Ami McKay. While the new novel sees the return of Moth ...Read Review
By Lissa Evans -
Published 2010Published 2017
Their Finest, coming to the U.S. after an Orange Prize nomination and with a forthcoming film adaptation, brings humor, heartbreak, and more ...Read Review
By Peter Watson -
This book’s subtitle is “Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New,” which comes close to a summing up, ...Read Review
By Sam Halpern -
Young Sam Zelinsky is the son of Jewish sharecroppers in Kentucky in 1945—a situation that author Sam Halpern writes about with authority, since ...Read Review
By Jill Dawson -
The title of Jill Dawson’s seventh novel, Lucky Bunny, is ironic. The white bunny that Queenie Dove receives as a present from ...Read Review
By Alice Mattison -
Along a lake in the Adirondack Mountains near a cabin in the woods, Artie Saltzman and Harold Abramowitz, friends since the third grade, ...Read Review
By Jetta Carleton -
What was life like for a 25-year-old female junior college professor in Missouri in 1941? America has not entered the war yet, and the ...Read Review
By Katherine Govier -
Published 2010Published 2011
Readers will cherish this story and not soon forget the daughter of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1839). The famous painter of The Great Wave had ...Read Review
By Adriana V. Lόpez (trans.) - By Susana Fortes -
Almost everything in this novel violates the rules writers are told to follow. The author uses fragmented sentences, tells a lot more than ...Read Review
By Jane Harris -
Published 2011Published 2012
Harriet Baxter is sitting in her flat in Bloomsbury in 1933 writing her memoir of events that took place in Glasgow in 1888 at the ...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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