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By Robert Seethaler -
When Franz Huchel travels from his serene mountain village to troubled, turbulent Vienna in 1937, it is a journey into the heart of darkness. ...Read Review
By Parinoush Sanice -
In Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, curious teenage girls like Massoumeh enjoyed school even though older brothers like Ahmad thought education was wasted ...Read Review
By Karin Altenberg -
In 1830, the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge sends the Reverend Neil MacKenzie to St. Kilda, the remotest of the Scottish islands, ...Read Review
By Patrick deWitt -
Speaking as someone who won’t read Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove because it’s a Western, won’t see the evidently delicious ...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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