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By Myla Goldberg -
Lillian Preston is a woman driven to capture her unique world vision through the lens of her camera. In 1953, the seventeen-year old abandons ...Read Review
By Carys Davies -
This slim volume houses a simple “journey” plot within an incredibly nuanced presentation. Sometime after the Lewis and Clark Expedition, widower Cyrus Bellman ...Read Review
By Nick Dybek -
This novel switches back and forth between California in 1950 and France and Italy as they recover from war in 1921. The title refers to ...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 John Edgar Wideman -
In his new short story collection, American Histories, John Edgar Wideman explores current situations by delving into the past, a sort of marriage ...Read Review
By Jennifer Egan -
The latest book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan is quite a change from A Visit from the Goon Squad. In Manhattan Beach, the ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
This prequel to Hoffman’s famous Practical Magic portrays the story of the Aunts and their intriguing past. Franny, Bridget (Jet), and Vincent ...Read Review
By Jason Hewitt -
Published 2016Published 2017
As the title suggests, Devastation Road is an intense, often surreal account of a man’s wartime journey and its aftereffects. Owen is ...Read Review
By Graham Swift -
Published 2016Published 2017
Despite the title, Mothering Sunday is lacking in mothers. It is the story of what a young housemaid and orphan, Jane Fairchild, chooses ...Read Review
By Maja Lunde -
In 1851, Hertfordshire seed merchant William struggles to rouse from depression and revive his passion for science. His daughter, Charlotte, helps him forward with ...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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