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By Brendan Short -
Could there be a category called the nostalgic novel which could assume a place within or beside that of historical novel? The work ...Read Review
By Howard Bahr -
Howard Bahr has made a name for himself in American literary circles with his three novels about the American Civil War. In Pelican ...Read Review
By Edward Cline - By Jena Trammell -
This companion to Edward Cline’s six-volume Sparrowhawk series contains seven essays, by the author and others, which nicely round out the reader’...Read Review
By Robert Anthony Siegel -
Verena Swann mourns her late husband, Captain Theodore Swann, who died during an Arctic expedition, by channeling his spirit and acting as a ...Read Review
By Edward Cline -
The sixth and final book of the series picks up the story in the spring of 1774 and continues to the very beginning of ...Read Review
By Peter Rushforth -
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton is the naval lieutenant who abandons Madam Butterfly in Puccini’s famous opera. A Dead Language, sequel to Pinkerton’s ...Read Review
By Jane Urquhart -
Published 2005Published 2006
Set in Ontario, Jane Urquhart’s latest novel is both contemporary and historical, though the rather disturbing prologue doesn’t make it ...Read Review
By Laurent Gaudé -
Awarded France’s most prestigious literary prize, Le Prix Goncourt 2004, this novel has sold over 400,000 copies. After reading it, you will understand why. ...Read Review
By Victoria Vinton -
Rudyard Kipling is most famous for his Jungle Books, a series of stories that are deeply rooted in Kipling’s childhood in Bombay. ...Read Review
By Peter Rushforth -
Published 2004Published 2005
For some people, a love of reading becomes a grand passion. Alice Pinkerton, housebound madwoman in turn-of-the-century New York City, lives entirely for ...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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