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By Donna Murray -
In the Ozarks, around the turn of the 20th century, a young Cherokee woman, Sila, is fleeing her abusive husband, desperate enough to ...Read Review
By Maggie Humm -
This first novel by internationally known Virginia Woolf scholar Maggie Humm expands the vision of Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse. Humm presents ...Read Review
By Lori Rohda -
The immigrants and disadvantaged who worked in the mills in 19th-century America faced long hours and difficult working conditions. Troy Mill in Fall ...Read Review
By Mary Helen Fein -
Stitching a Life begins in Lithuania, in 1900, where Max, the oldest son of a Jewish family is about to turn 12. When the Russian ...Read Review
By Linda Stewart Henley -
The art world is not notable for instant success – we’ve all praised debut novels, but have you ever heard of an amazing ...Read Review
By Linda Ulleseit -
Spanning almost thirty years in the 20th century, The Aloha Spirit follows the life of Dolores. She is left behind on the Big ...Read Review
By Sarah Relyea -
In 1968 the Rayson family leaves Washington, DC for Berkeley. Their new home is not far from protest centers spawned by Dr. King’s ...Read Review
By Ida Curtis -
The nun referred to in the title is young, beautiful Gilda, who has not yet taken her vows. It’s a good thing, ...Read Review
By Michelle Cameron -
Shortly after being appointed Commander-in-chief in 1796, Napoleon invades Italy and forces the withdrawal of Austria. When he reaches the city of Ancona, he ...Read Review
By Mari Coates -
This beautifully rendered biographical novel imagines the vibrant interior world of 20th-century artist Agnes Pelton. Forgotten after her death in 1961, Pelton is having ...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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