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By Adam Ehrlich Sachs -
In 1666, 19-year-old Gottfried Leibniz, not yet famous for inventing calculus, visits an unnamed astronomer who, alone in the scientific universe, has predicted a ...Read Review
By Christopher Tilghman -
In the early 1890s, childhood friends, now newlyweds Beal Terrell and Thomas Bayly, leave their native Maryland. Their departure would be unremarkable, except ...Read Review
By Paul Binding -
In 1885, Martin Bridges, a London journalist of little accomplishment and less confidence, takes a job at the newspaper in Dengate, a fictional English ...Read Review
By Julie Orringer -
In 1940, Varian Fry, American scholar and historian, arrives in Marseilles from New York facing an impossible task: pry a handful of gifted refugees ...Read Review
By Cressida Connolly -
Published 2018Published 2019
Phyllis Forrester lives a sheltered life in Sussex in 1938, devoted to her children and taking care to appease her tyrannical husband, Hugh. Phyllis’...Read Review
By Louis Bayard -
Two visitors arrive in Springfield, Illinois, in 1839: an aristocratic Kentucky belle with politics in her lineage, and a backwoods lawyer, Kentuckian by birth, ...Read Review
By Hubert Mingarelli - By Sam Taylor (trans.) -
Published 2014Published 2018
One brutal Polish winter in an unspecified year during World War II, three German soldiers go hunting one of “them,” meaning a Jew. ...Read Review
By Alison Watt (author) -
When a warship explodes in Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia, in 1917, destroying a swath of the town and killing hundreds, Clare Holmes loses an ...Read Review
By Daniel Mason -
In 1915, war sends Lucius Krzelewski, a third-year Polish medical student, to a regimental hospital somewhere on the Polish front. He’s the only ...Read Review
By Kent Wascom -
Isaac Patterson, an orphan in the lawless wilds of 1890s rural Florida, barely escapes on his stepmother’s back from murderous roughnecks. Separated ...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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