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By Kathryn Harrison -
Kathryn Harrison is best known for her memoir, The Kiss, detailing the incestuous relationship she had with her father. It is no surprise, ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
Paris and France are the subject of this novel, even more so than the men and women caught by the German advance of 1940. ...Read Review
By David Grand -
This is an extremely literary second novel by an author whose first book, Louse, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. ...Read Review
By W.G. Sebald -
While this review was being written, W. G. Sebald’s obituaries appeared, describing the author’s death in a car accident, possibly from ...Read Review
By Penelope Lively -
Prize-winning fiction author Penelope Lively provides a treat for all ages in her retelling of the story of the Aeneid. Beautifully illustrated by ...Read Review
By Ethan Canin -
In this chronicle of an American businessman who started life as a German Jewish refugee, the writing is full of insights. We are ...Read Review
By Frances Kazan -
The historical Halide Edib Adivar was the first Turkish student at the American Girls College in Constantinople. Enrolled there in 1897 by her progressive-thinking ...Read Review
By Nancy Peacock -
Generations of the Redd family, divided into the white Redds and the black Redds, people this novel which the New York Times Book ...Read Review
By Michael Chabon -
Everybody knows that jazz is America’s greatest contribution to the arts, or is it? Consider as a close contender: superhero comic books, ...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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