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By Michael Crummey -
“Newfoundland seemed too severe and formidable, too provocative, too extravagant and singular and harrowing to be real. He half expected to never lay ...Read Review
By Manuel de Lope -
After reading this book, I found myself agreeing with the blurb on the dust jacket – a rare event. In essence, it is about ...Read Review
By Michelle Hoover -
Michelle Hoover’s debut novel is noteworthy. Based loosely on a family history written by her great-grandmother, Hoover gives a moving account of ...Read Review
By Anne Plantagenet - By Willard Wood -
Although this novel of early 19th-century France may have been a prize-winner in its original French, it is a slow, hard slog in ...Read Review
By Mitchell James Kaplan -
In 1492, three events would change Iberia and change the world: Isabella and Ferdinand’s reconquest of Muslim Granada, the expulsion of the Jews ...Read Review
By Anne Plantagenet (trans. Willard Wood) -
By Simon Mawer -
Published 2009Published 2010
This novel’s setting is an ultra-modern house, built in the late 1920s in what is now the Czech Republic. The characters are ...Read Review
By Miklos Vamos (trans. Peter Sherwood) -
Published 2007Published 2009
Spanning 300 years and twelve generations of the Csillag family, Vamos’s saga represents the signs of the zodiac, encompassing what he sees as ...Read Review
By John Boyne -
Published 2009Published 2012
When Georgy Jachmenev inadvertently stops a bullet meant for the Tsar’s uncle, his life is changed forever. It is 1916 and the 17-year-old ...Read Review
By Michael Kleeberg -
In 1736, Theodor von Neuhoff convinced the Corsicans to proclaim him their king by promising to remove the Genoese from their tyrannical rule of ...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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