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By Matt Rees - By Yehuda Avner -
The Ambassador is a revisionist historical novel set during World War II. It asks the question: What would have happened to the Jews ...Read Review
By Donald Harington -
The novel encompasses the breadth of the 20th century as it follows the life of Latha Bourne, a resident of Stay More, a ...Read Review
By Louis Maistros -
In 1891 New Orleans, a black preacher named Noonday Morningstar, with the help of his son Typhus, saves the infant child of a Sicilian ...Read Review
By Darryl Wimberley -
Set at the end of the Roaring 1920s in a noir West Coast Florida, this grizzly mystery with literary aspirations follows the adventure ...Read Review
By Andrew Beahrs -
Set in Jacobean England, The Sin Eaters follows the path of the herbalist Sarah, runaway wife Mary, and outcast Bill away from Monkshead ...Read Review
By Amir Gutfreund (trans. Jessica Cohen) -
This novel, translated from the Hebrew, is by a prize-winning novelist who served in the Israeli air force. Leapfrogging back and forth through ...Read Review
By Ami Silber -
It’s a rare feat of literary prowess not only to create an unappealing character who is completely sympathetic, but also for a ...Read Review
By Tom Coffey -
Patrick Grimes is a veteran intent upon making a mark as a newspaperman in New York City in 1946. His work for the New ...Read Review
By Daphne Rook -
Mittee was first published in 1951. The story is set in the Transvaal in the late 18th century. The new edition includes an afterword ...Read Review
By Daphne Rooke -
Ratoons, (n), shoots growing from the root of a plant (esp. sugar cane) that has been cut down…. or burnt. This novel, originally ...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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