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By Mitchell Kaplan -
Rome is falling from the edges inward and from the core out. The moral lessons for our own time of a falling empire ...Read Review
By Brian Van Norman -
1812. England faces Bonaparte and a war in America. Novels from this period like Jane Austen’s can ignore this darker side as ladies ...Read Review
By Johana Gustawsson -
The modern setting and murder of three members of a well-to-do Swedish family are unraveled in the usual hard, dark style of the ...Read Review
By Rob Swigart -
To a series of fictional vignettes beginning with a barely verbal hominid 300,000 years ago and ending with Lugal Ibbi-Sin’s fall in 1940 BCE ...Read Review
By Lance Olsen -
June 10, 1927, Berlin. Like the abstract blocks of color in the contemporary painting by Jewish-German artist Otto Freundlich of the same title as this ...Read Review
By Steven Price -
Sicily, after the devastation of the Second World War. We are given the history of the last years of Giuseppe Tomasi, true-life author ...Read Review
By Jodie Lynn Zdrok -
In 1889, Paris hosted a world’s fair, the Exposition Universelle, for which the Eiffel Tower was constructed to form the gateway, the head ...Read Review
By Andrea Simon -
Eighteen short stories form this coming-of-age novel focused on Jewish life in the 1950s. The scene shifts between the everyday of school and ...Read Review
By Marlaine Delargy (trans.) - By Theodor Kallifatides -
During the Second World War, a boy whom we may assume is the author in memoir recounts events. Germans occupy the town, his ...Read Review
By Richard Slotkin -
The seven short stories in this collection, garnered from the family remembrances of a number of Slotkin’s acquaintances, concern that oft-covered trope: ...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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