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By Esi Edugyan -
The future looks bleak for Washington Black, for what does an 11-year-old slave on a Barbados sugar plantation have to look forward to ...Read Review
By Antonia Lloyd-Jones (trans.) - By Jacek Dehnel -
Born in 1919 in southern Poland to an accomplished family, Helena “Lala” Bieniecka lived nearly 90 eventful years, and her ancestral lore goes back even ...Read Review
By Paula Brackston -
Xanthe Westlake is an antique dealer with a unique gift. Sometimes, when the young woman cups an object in her hands, it “sings” ...Read Review
By Bruce Olds -
It’s no spoiler to say that if you live in America, you have heard of the Alamo, that weathered stone chapel in ...Read Review
By Charles Spencer -
In 1649 King Charles I was beheaded in a sad climax to his struggle with Oliver Cromwell’s Puritan government. His eldest son, Charles, ...Read Review
By Jessica McCann -
Rosa Jean Evans – she prefers “RJ” – was a reluctant eyewitness to one of America’s great disasters when her parents died in 1918 of ...Read Review
By Annette Oppenlander -
The Civil War is a time of great sundering – the U.S. violently torn in half, and families divided by a vast struggle ...Read Review
By J. L. Oakley -
In 1860, Jennie Naughton brings her five-year old son, Jeremy, to Victoria, British Columbia, far from a scandal in England. She creates a new ...Read Review
By Agneta Pleijel -
In 1829, Isaac Berg seemed destined for greatness. He toured Europe for several years as an operatic tenor, and anyone talented enough to bring ...Read Review
By Paula Saunders -
Published 2018Published 2019
Eve grew up in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota during WWII, on a dirt-poor farm that flooded every few years. Her parents are beaten ...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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