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By Jim Lehrer -
The Battle of Antietam was the most violent single day in the history of the American Civil War. More Americans were killed in ...Read Review
By David Ebershoff -
This very literary novel spans a period from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War II. Though epic ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
Published 1999Published 2002
As the cover art suggests, this story would make a great film noir. Jean Casson, aka Jean Louis Marin, is an unemployed film ...Read Review
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
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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