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By Ann S Epstein -
Tazia (Italian for born again) Gatti (Italian for cat) is a seventeen-year-old Italian immigrant in New York City in 1911. She has found herself ...Read Review
By Kristina Olsson -
The mid-1960s saw a string of changes for countries around the world, and many had their eyes on the United States. By 1965, ...Read Review
By Richard Buxton -
The American Civil War seems an unlikely place for a young Englishman to wind up in the name of love, but that is ...Read Review
By Paul Haston -
The parallel lives of two very different women—Gwendolen, the white wife of a British consul, and Kuljit, an Indian maid—are told ...Read Review
By Estep Nagy -
Off the coast of the main in Estep Nagy’s debut novel lies Seven Island. The Hillsinger and the Quick families have each ...Read Review
By Elizabeth H. Winthrop -
Louisiana, 1943. An 18-year-old African American man sits alone in his cell awaiting his execution. His crime is the alleged rape of a white ...Read Review
By Taylor Brown -
The Korean War was unforgiving, particularly for the United States, whose forces were exceptionally unequipped, unprepared, and inadequately trained. Rory Docherty returns to ...Read Review
By Carmen Butler -
Published 2016Published c1965
It’s the early 19th century, and Elisabeth has lost everything in Charleston, South Carolina. With her companions—the carriage driver, her servant, ...Read Review
By Gordon McAlpine -
This slim, inventive novel begins in the early 1940s in Buenos Aires, though it is only a frame to the body of the ...Read Review
By Edwin Miles (trans.) - By Petra Durst-Benning -
The first book in Petra Durst-Benning’s Seed Traders’ Saga was published in Germany in 2005, though has not been translated to English until ...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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