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By Donald Ray Pollock -
Pollock returns to southern Ohio, the setting for his collection of short stories, Knockemstiff, and unleashes a bizarre and compelling cast of characters ...Read Review
By Erin Morgenstern -
Le Cirque des Rêves arrives unannounced. No posters, no parade, no invitations. Overnight, black and white striped circus tents appear on the ...Read Review
By Steve Earle -
One doesn’t know quite what to expect when a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter of rock and country music – who is also an actor (...Read Review
By Henning Mankell -
Sweden in the 1870s. Hans Bengler, a dilettante permanent student, decides almost on a whim that he wants to travel to Africa to ...Read Review
By José Saramago -
It is hard to know which sentiment dominated my reading of this book: sadness at the passing of such a great author, or ...Read Review
By Meira Chand -
This great sprawl of a novel is set in Singapore from 1927 to 1956. It follows the fortunes of three children who first meet when ...Read Review
By Joseph O’Connor -
An elderly woman, living alone in rented accommodation in a dilapidated tenement, would seem an unlikely character to engage the reader for the ...Read Review
By Per Pettersen -
I am sure some people will enjoy and find much to admire about this novel. These are probably the kind of people who ...Read Review
By Nicholas Shakespeare -
Andy Larkham, in his late 20s, impoverished and working for a small London publishing firm, attends the funeral of a former schoolteacher. Or ...Read Review
By Carsten Jensen -
In 1848, war erupts in the Danish region of Schleswig-Holstein, and the coastal town of Marstal forms a land guard to do its part. ...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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