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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
By Catherine Jinks -
Orphan Jem lives in Victorian London in the good old days, when children were cheap labor and, if unwary, food for the monstrous ...Read Review
By Daniel Torday -
Elijah Goldstein, in his mid-teens in the 1980s, idolizes his uncle, Poxl West, a broad-shouldered war hero who flew for the Royal Air ...Read Review
By Mary Sharnick -
Eleven-year-old Orla Gwen Gleason lives in St. Suplice, Louisiana, during the upheaval of the Civil Rights era. She’s fatherless; her mother is ...Read Review
By Andrew Taylor -
Published 2015Published 2016
‘Say nothing. Not a word to anyone. Whatever you see. Whatever you hear.’ That warning begins The Silent Boy, where, in 1792, in the ...Read Review
By Kelly Romo -
Whistling Women begins as Addie Bates, 32, who lives in a nudist colony in northern California in the mid-1930s, learns that her days ...Read Review
By Dario Fo -
Lucrezia Borgia was Pope Alexander VI’s daughter. One of the most famous women in history, she was the beautiful victim of her ...Read Review
By E. Knight -
This is the story of Lady Katherine Grey, sister of Lady Jane Grey, the doomed queen who perched on the throne for nine ...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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