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By Finola Austin -
Critics have long argued that the iconic novels of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are best understood against the descent into alcoholism and ...Read Review
By Jennifer Steil -
When Germany annexes Austria in 1938, a young girl’s perfect childhood—filled with love, art, and storytelling—comes to an end. Since Orly’...Read Review
By Julia Navarro -
Madrid, 1942. After Franco seizes power, childhood friends Fernando, Eulogio, and Catalina inherit a Spain marked by hate, cruelty, and greed. Whether Republican or ...Read Review
By Natalie Jenner -
Chawton, Hampshire, England. As World War II wreaks havoc upon their lives, a group of villagers fights to preserve their beloved local author’...Read Review
By Natasha Pulley -
When Thaniel Steepleton, a Japanese translator, is summoned to the British Legation in Tokyo to investigate a series of hauntings, his credulity is ...Read Review
By Karma Brown -
After a disaster at work, publicist Alice Hale leaves Manhattan to start over as a writer in the New York suburbs. But while ...Read Review
By Clare Beams -
Fiercely intelligent, passionately feeling, and extremely well educated, Caroline Hood of Ashwell, Massachusetts seems a fortunate young lady. Her father, a 19th-century utopian ...Read Review
By Barbara Erskine -
When Ruth Dunbar inherits her father’s Edinburgh house, she discovers the journals of an eighteenth-century ancestor, Thomas, among her deceased mother’s ...Read Review
By Jan Eliasberg -
1938. Can the woman scientist, whose research laid the groundwork for the invention of the atom bomb, save the world from destruction? In the ...Read Review
By Liza Wieland -
Fiction steps in where a diary feared to tread. 1937, a year famously absent from the journals of Elizabeth Bishop—celebrated American poet and ...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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