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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
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
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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