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By Anne Nesbet -
Gusta Neubronner, eleven and raised in New York City, is packed off to her grandmother, whom she’s never met, in Springdale, a ...Read Review
By Richard Powers -
Author Richard Powers, in The Overstory, weaves together eight stories of people with stories of trees. Solid and simultaneously magical—a bit like ...Read Review
By Michelle Cox -
A Promise Given is an entertaining romp through the social mores of 1930s Chicago and England, with the American upper crust proving themselves ...Read Review
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
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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