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By Fannie Flagg -
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop is the sequel to Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It is ...Read Review
By Connie Schultz -
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Schultz’s debut novel is completely absorbing from the opening pages through the finale. It follows a working-class family from ...Read Review
By Arthur Phillips -
In 1591, by order of the Sultan, chief physician Dr Ezzedine travels to the Elizabethan court, regretfully leaving behind wife, son and contentment. Confident ...Read Review
By Darin Strauss -
The premise of Strauss’s newest literary novel is grandiose and rather wacky: that his grandfather Isidore Strauss, a Long Island real estate ...Read Review
By Ian McGuire -
Following the success of his second novel, The North Water, Ian McGuire returns with the page-turning tale of two Irishmen in 1860s Manchester, ...Read Review
By Téa Obreht -
This stunning literary novel by the award-winning author of The Tiger’s Wife is set in Arizona, 1893, and slowly brings two fascinating characters ...Read Review
By Lisa Grunwald -
Every year on December fifth, the sun aligns with Manhattan’s street grid and the light of the rising and setting sun is ...Read Review
By John Burnham Schwartz -
In 1967, Svetlana Alliluyeva defected from the Soviet Union to the United States. This created a diplomatic storm because of who she was: the ...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 Katherine J. Chen -
The Austen continuation genre has gained another literary take with this debut novel focused on the character of Mary Bennet. The story begins ...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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