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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
By James W. Ziskin -
Ellie Stone, the heroine of this engaging, clever mystery, is a reporter for an upstate New York newspaper. It’s August 1962, the height ...Read Review
By James Brydon -
When Captain Jacques le Garrec returns to his native Brittany in December 1959, his arrival creates a stir, as a former Resistance hero and ...Read Review
By David Mamet -
It’s 1925, and Mike Hodge, a city beat reporter for the Chicago Tribune and decorated war veteran, falls in love, hard, with Annie ...Read Review
By Paul Howarth -
Two Australian teenagers, Billy and Tommy McBride, return to their parents’ cattle ranch one afternoon in 1885 to find their mother and father murdered ...Read Review
By Sarah Barthel -
Two young women run away from Richmond to break into the New York theater—an old story, except that this is 1914, and Suzanne ...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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