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By Ronald Frame -
In this book, Frame allows one of the greatest characters in English literature to tell her story. Miss Havisham, from Charles Dickens’ Great ...Read Review
By Michael Cunningham -
The Hours is Michael Cunningham’s homage to Virginia Woolf and her novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Following three women through the hours of a ...Read Review
By Isabel Zuber -
Young Anna Stockton’s childhood ends when she is sent to work for a well-to-do family. Her employers’ tragedy ends that job, but ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Cook -
Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and King Peleus, and one of the greatest of all the Greek heroes of the Trojan War, ...Read Review
By Nega Mezlekia -
From the author of the acclaimed memoir of Ethiopia, Notes from the Hyena’s Belly, comes a haunting first novel steeped in African ...Read Review
By Brooks Hansen -
Published (c1999)Published 2000Published 2000-10-01
Set in London during one September week in 1906, Brooks Hansen’s third novel charts the struggle of hypnotist Dr. August Perlman’s battle ...Read Review
By Joseph Roth - By Michael Hofmann - By Michael Hofmann (trans.) -
Published 1924Published 2000Published 2000-12-01
Andreas Pum is a war veteran. We meet the recovering amputee after the end of WWI. Rather than being depressed or agonized by ...Read Review
By Paul Watkins -
David Halifax, a young American painter, accepts a scholarship from the Levasseur Committee for Fine Arts. The scholarship intrigues him, as he had ...Read Review
It’s the unusual death of Ben Sheridan’s father that stalks him throughout this novel. Sheridan’s search takes him from his ...Read Review
By Pam Durban -
For generations, the women of one black Charleston family have served the Hilliards — first as slaves, later as hired servants. When a flood ...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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