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By David M. Gitlitz -
In ten separate, but not unrelated, vignettes, David Gitlitz explores through fiction how the Spanish and Mexican Inquisitions tore apart families in the 15...Read Review
By Bill Gulick -
On Memorial Day, 1948, the Vanport River breaks its dikes and devastates a community of World War II veterans and their families. Most of ...Read Review
By David E. Stuart -
Having been raised and abused in foster homes and reform schools, John Alexander, a student of anthropology and folklore, leaves the U. S. ...Read Review
By Paul M. Levitt -
This is not a typical, endearing Jewish immigrant story. In 1908 it was Esther’s Cohen’s dream to leave Russia and go to ...Read Review
By J. P. S. Brown -
When Mikey is born in August of 1930, his father, Paul Summers, is working hard as a cowboy. He is also spending on whiskey ...Read Review
By Lisa Polisar -
Jake Leeds and Mikey Savage are best friends, both 15 years old, although Mikey is a few weeks older— entitling him to subject Jake ...Read Review
By Baker H. Morrow -
This book of short stories is set in the mountainous part of Michoacan in the 1960s. Lou (Luis) Becton, an American living temporarily ...Read Review
By Ana Baca -
Mama Fela’s Girls is a multi-generational tale in a fresh setting: Santa Lucίa, a small town in New Mexico in 1934. The ...Read Review
By John Duncklee -
This book is an anthology of eight short stories about the American West from Spanish colonial days to the present. Two stories tell ...Read Review
By Sybil Downing -
Kate Brennan is a college graduate who stumbles upon a picket line of woman suffragists outside the White House in Washington, DC, during ...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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