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By Lori Marie Carlson -
In 16th-century Granada, the convent of Saint Margaret’s houses a community of sisters renowned for their fine lace making. This novel is ...Read Review
By David William Foster (trans.) - By José Pablo Feinmann -
David William Foster translated, re-edited and condensed Feinmann’s 2009 novel. In 1970, Peronist rebels kidnap former Argentine president Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, take him to ...Read Review
By Estelle Glaser Laughlin -
“If you sit in a dark hole in the ground listening to the world crashing around you, you never stop sitting there. Some ...Read Review
By Melodie A. Cuate -
Through the magic of Mr. Barrington’s mysterious trunk, modern-day middle school students Hannah, Nick, and Jackie travel to 1840s Texas. Hannah and ...Read Review
By Randall Platt -
Main cast of characters: Liberty Justice Jones, recently expelled from high school; draft horse Quiller, and Rudy García, young hobo. Time and ...Read Review
By Darrell Lockhart (trans.) - By Manuela Fingueret -
Should you be looking for a short and intelligent novel of meditative prose poetry about torture, silence, and totalitarianism, Daughter of Silence is ...Read Review
By Irene Bennett Brown -
Born in 1876, Jocelyn Belle Royal lives with problems that few modern American children can imagine, and emotions that resonate today. Her mother died ...Read Review
By Moacyr Scliar - By Thomas O. Beebee (trans.) -
1916: In a shtetl in Bessarabia, Czarist Russia, lives Benjamin Kantarovich, 19, nicknamed “Mousy,” whose sick friend, Yossi, asks him to undertake a secret revolutionary ...Read Review
By Moacyr Scliar -
During the early 19th century, a Jewish family escapes the brutality of the Russian Cossacks by immigrating to a small farming community in ...Read Review
By Emerita Romero-Anderson -
Set in 1790 in a Spanish colonial village, this young adult novel tells the story of 11-year-old Raymundo, who tries to keep his family ...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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