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By Jenny Erpenbeck -
The central character of Visitation is a house on the forested bank of a Brandenburg Lake. The story stretches throughout the 20th century ...Read Review
By Qurratulain Hyder -
Author Qurratulain Hyder, who died in 2007, is, according to the cover, the “grande dame of Urdu literature.” Her story begins with a group ...Read Review
By Roberto Bolaño -
This novella (trans. Chris Andrews), set in 1938 Paris, was one of the early works of the Chilean Roberto Bolaño, whose 2666 has won ...Read Review
By Peter Cole (trans.) - By Yoel Hoffman -
Biographical FictionLiteraryShort Stories
Part fiction, part memoir, Hoffmann’s novel could mean many things to readers, or it could mean nothing. Written as a series of 100 ...Read Review
By William Carlos Williams -
Published 1925 (copyright)Published 2009
This is not a book you chew and swallow in a single day. Dubbed a literary classic and authored by a famous American ...Read Review
By Cesar Aira (trans. Chris Andrews) -
This entertaining novella reads like a short story, in that it focuses on one incident and how that incident affects the story’s ...Read Review
By René Philoctète (trans. by Linda Coverdale) -
The 1937 program of ethnic cleansing of Haitians ordered by the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo gets little mention in the history of genocides. Nonetheless, ...Read Review
By Frederic Tuten -
Is this a novel? Does it capture for the reader more about Mao’s Long March—or about the literary scene in the ...Read Review
By Luis Fernando Verissimo -
In Borges and the Eternal Orangutans, the theme is that there is no such thing as a coincidence. The narrator—a meek translator ...Read Review
By Gert Hoffman -
Translated from the German by the late author’s son, this fictional biography depicts an episode in the life of 18th century scholar ...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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