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By Lenore Hart -
Annie Revels has a dream: to become a waterwoman, to work the sea, like her father. Her father is reluctant to encourage her; ...Read Review
By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) -
In a crowded, dreary, and frigid train station somewhere in Siberia, the narrator whiles away the time musing over the nature of the “...Read Review
By Laurie Graham -
Published 2001Published 2002
In the early 1950s, organizations devoted primarily to the traditional domestic arts flourished in America. No one could have anticipated the radical social ...Read Review
By Katherine Towler -
Alice Daggett is sixteen years old in the summer before WWII. Unlike most young women her age, she lives on an isolated and ...Read Review
By Carole Glickfeld -
This warmhearted family drama opens in Brighton Beach, New York in 1953. Chenia Arnow, a Russian-Jewish immigrant, discovers that she is pregnant with her ...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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