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By Myla Goldberg -
Lillian Preston is a woman driven to capture her unique world vision through the lens of her camera. In 1953, the seventeen-year old abandons ...Read Review
By Jr. - By Leonard Pitts. -
Private George Simon of Mobile, Alabama, is introduced to war in 1942 when his ship is attacked at Pearl Harbor. Badly injured and trapped ...Read Review
By Simon Bruni (trans.) - By Sofía Segovia -
From his birth in 1910, it is clear there is something unusual about Simonopio Morales. It isn’t just the birth defect which disfigures ...Read Review
By Gemma Liviero -
Germany’s surrender to the Allies in May 1945 ended World War II, but Europe’s suffering is scarcely abated. Stefano, a scarred Italian ...Read Review
By Alan Brennert -
Ruth (Watanabe) Harada is a survivor of not one, but two forced internments. When her parents were infected with leprosy, they were exiled ...Read Review
By Stephanie Allen -
In 1919 medicine shows have lost their popularity, but Doc Bell’s Miracles and Mirth Medicine Show is still hanging on by a shoestring. ...Read Review
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
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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