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By Natalie Haynes -
Another group of girls break their silence in this brilliant adaptation of the Oedipus myth, told from the perspective of its female protagonists. ...Read Review
By Whitney Scharer -
I love learning about women whom history has downplayed or ignored, such as Lee Miller, American fashion model-turned-photographer. The novel begins with Lee ...Read Review
By Paula Saunders -
Published 2018Published 2019
Eve grew up in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota during WWII, on a dirt-poor farm that flooded every few years. Her parents are beaten ...Read Review
By Kathleen Rooney -
Published 2017Published 2018
In the style of a first-person memoir, this is actually a fictionalized riff by the author upon the eventful life of an actual ...Read Review
By Alan Hollinghurst -
Published 2017Published 2018
Art rushes in where society fears to tread. In the 1940s, a group of young men watch from the windows of their Oxford ...Read Review
By A. J. Pearce -
London, 1942. Emmy Lakes is an eager young woman who aspires to be a journalist tackling the hard issues of the day. She shares ...Read Review
By Ralf Rothman - By Shaun Whiteside (trans.) -
Two things to know: this novel is excellent, and it’s no place to be looking for even involuntary laughs. Set in the ...Read Review
By Gwendolyn Womack -
This time-traveling novel rests on an intriguing premise. An ancient Egyptian manuscript, which tells the story of a missing deck of tarot cards, ...Read Review
The Spring referred to in the title is the Spring of 1945. Germany has manifestly lost the war, but the regime continues to conscript ...Read Review
By Hannah Kent -
A small village in early 19th-century Ireland is featured in this rustic tale of superstition and folklore. Nóra Leahy’s newly motherless ...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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