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By Mary Sharratt -
The vanishing point: where a ship disappears over the horizon. Trained as a physician by her father, Hannah Powers must practice in secret, ...Read Review
By Claire A. Nivola (illus.) - By Robin Friedman -
This picture book fictionalizes a little girl’s experience during the American Civil War. Lula McLean lives on a farm near Bull Run, ...Read Review
By Carol Otis Hurst - By Kay Life (illus.) -
You Come to Yokum asks the question: how would a normal teenage farm boy view a mother who was a suffragist? In a ...Read Review
By Geert Spillebeen - By Trans. Terese Edelstein -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
“Without my spectacles, I’m nothing!” cries out Lt. John Kipling as he falls, wounded and gassed whilst leading his battered regiment in ...Read Review
By Leander Watts -
This gothic tale is set in the Genesee Valley in western New York sometime during the first half of the 19th century. Roddy ...Read Review
By Mary Sharratt -
Minerva, Minnesota, in 1923 appears to be a growing modern town. In small-town fashion, shadows are actively cast on family secrets. Three women in ...Read Review
By Cynthia Ozick -
History is less important than character in this literary novel. 1930s New York provides the setting for a penniless refugee family fleeing the ...Read Review
By Philip Roth -
This alternate history takes the premise that Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, and quickly implements a series of ...Read Review
By Louise Hawes -
This fictionalized biography recounts a year in the life of Renaissance painter Lavinia Fontana. Teenager Vini is an only child, her mother having ...Read Review
By Antoine Audouard -
Nominated for the Goncourt prize in France, Farewell, My Only One is the fictional retelling of the tragic love affair of Abelard and ...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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