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By Dennis Abrams -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Abrams, author of numerous biographies and nonfiction books for young readers, has created a detailed guide to Shakespeare’s world and theater in ...Read Review
By Edward Carey -
This dreamlike novel imagines the origins of Marie Tussaud, creator of the famous waxworks, and also captures the insanity and chaos of Revolutionary ...Read Review
By Lara Elena Donnelly -
Cabaret meets The Alice Network in this espionage trilogy imagining an alternate pre-WWII Europe. The first novel, Amberlough (HNR 80), featured two charismatic protagonists: ...Read Review
By Mackenzi Lee -
“You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in the world of men.” Felicity Montague is ...Read Review
By Ann Mah -
This novel follows a familiar model—a young American woman travels to Europe and discovers truths about herself by exploring the life of ...Read Review
By Barbara Kingsolver -
“‘Without shelter, we stand in daylight.’ ‘Without shelter, we feel ourselves likely to die.” Two brilliant narrators, separated by more than a century ...Read Review
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
Hartsuyker’s re-imagining of the founding of Norway in the 9th century captures all the glory of its source material, the 13th-century saga, ...Read Review
By Oscar de Muriel -
Two of my favorite things – Edinburgh and Shakespeare – form the backdrop for this historical mystery, the fourth in a justly celebrated series. The ...Read Review
By Nuala O’Connor -
O’Connor is a celebrated Irish author who lives near the Clancarty estate that was occupied by the “Peasant Countess,” Belle Bilton, in 1891. ...Read Review
By Kristina McMorris -
The scope of this intimate story is quite modest. Two young writers who want to make their careers as journalists in Philadelphia, 1931, struggle ...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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