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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
By Gary Inbinder -
The third installment of Gary Inbinder’s Inspector Lefebvre series begins in Paris in 1890 with the execution the anarchist and terrorist, Moreau. Recently ...Read Review
By Allison M. Charette (trans.) - By Naivo -
This powerful novel follows the lives of Fara and Tsito, her father’s slave, from their childhood through their adult lives, the alternating ...Read Review
By James Morrow -
It’s the beginning of the Great War, the year 1914, and American painter Francis Wyndham has just arrived at a European mental hospital, ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kalogridis -
It is November 1478, only seven months after the Pazzi conspiracy which took the life of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s brother, Giuliano, in a ...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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