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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley -
The War I Finally Won reads like a childhood classic. I suspect it’s destined to become just that for today’s young ...Read Review
By Sara Ackerman -
There’s an intriguing mystery from the outset in Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers: readers know that young Ella knows something about ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
This is the eighth book in Alys Clare’s Aelf Fen series, set in East Anglia in the reign of King William II, ...Read Review
By Stephen P. Kiernan -
Emma, 22, is the baker with a secret. She lives in occupied Normandy in the months and hours leading up to the June 6, 1944, D-Day ...Read Review
By Jess Kidd -
Mahoney is a 26-year-old Dubliner in 1976, searching for how he ended up in an orphanage and, equally, what happened to his wayward mother. ...Read Review
By James W. Ziskin -
It’s February 1962, and Ellie Stone, a reporter for a small paper in upstate New York, gets sent to Los Angeles to interview ...Read Review
By Avi -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Oliver Cromwell Pitts, born decades after the Restoration deposed his grim namesake, awakens in the middle of the night with his coastal home ...Read Review
By Fiona Veitch Smith -
It’s October 1920 in London, and young reporter Poppy Denby finds herself in the midst of murder, Bolshevik intrigue, stolen Faberge eggs, and ...Read Review
By Kathleen Spivack -
Poet Kathleen Spivack’s last book was a memoir about her time at Boston University with Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton and ...Read Review
By Charlie Smith -
Delvin, Ginny Gall’s African-American protagonist, is born in 1913 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His mother, a “good-time gal,” has to disappear fast when she’...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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