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By Avi -
The writer known as Avi has written more than 70 books for children, and is a master of historical narrative. Crispin: The End of ...Read Review
By Connie Willis -
The delights of Blackout and All Clear – which are, despite appearances, one novel – are hard to describe in a small space. The revivified ...Read Review
By Mary F. Burns -
Several scholars have advanced the idea that the Yahwist, or J writer, of the Old Testament was a woman who lived at the ...Read Review
By Nell Irvin Painter -
This ambitious non-fiction book could have been called “A History of the Idea of White People,” since that’s what it’s about. ...Read Review
By Harold Lamb -
Swords from the Sea is one of the University of Nebraska Press collections of Harold Lamb’s stories from Adventure Magazine, published mostly ...Read Review
By Judith Miller -
In 1877 Berta Schumacher, a spoiled society girl from Chicago, comes with her parents to live in the Christian community of Amana, where her ...Read Review
By Jane Smiley -
Early on, the heroine of this wonderfully deceptive novel, Margaret, rides a bike along a country road: “covering distance in this solitary manner ...Read Review
By Harold Lamb -
As a young writer and history buff, I loved Harold Lamb, and this reprinting of the seventeen so-called “Crusader stories” from Adventure Magazine ...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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