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By John Leonard Pielmeier -
Peter Pan has always been the hero, Captain Hook the villain. Pielmeier turns J. M. Barrie’s story on its head through his “...Read Review
By Colm Tóibín -
In his eleventh novel, Tóibín retells the myth of the House of Atreus and Queen Clytemnestra, who murdered her husband, Agamemnon, ...Read Review
By Francis Spufford -
Published 2016Published 2017
In November of 1746, young Mr. Smith, fresh from London, hops off a ship in New York and hightails it to Lovell & Company ...Read Review
By Andrew Krivak -
The Signal Flame is a sequel, generations later, to Andrew Krivák’s exquisite debut, The Sojourn. Josef Vinich, a veteran of WWI, ...Read Review
By John Edgar Wideman -
In 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black teenager from Chicago visiting family in Mississippi, allegedly whistled at a white woman. For this “crime,” he ...Read Review
By Ron Hansen -
From his 1859 birth in the slums of New York’s Five Points to his violent death in New Mexico in 1881, William Henry McCarty, ...Read Review
By Jonathan Crown -
Sirius, Jonathan Crown’s debut novel, first appeared in Germany in 2014. Having made the bestseller list there, the book is now available in ...Read Review
By Annie Proulx -
What is it that makes Annie Proulx’s voice so compelling, so completely her own? She creates characters and situations and then sits ...Read Review
By Helen Maryles Shankman -
Published 2016Published 2016-02-02
A compelling blend of folktales, magical realism, Nazi barbarity, and family history, They Were Like Family to Me offers a series of interconnected ...Read Review
By Virginia Reeves -
Roscoe Martin is infatuated with two things: his wife and electricity. Both end up ruining him as a husband and father, and destroy ...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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