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By Daniel Woodrell -
Lovers of well-crafted prose will appreciate this new work by the author of Winter’s Bone. Daniel Woodrell gracefully achieves the difficult task ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
A new book by Alice Hoffman is always cause to sit up and take note, and The Dovekeepers does not disappoint. Five women ...Read Review
By Victoria Thompson -
Fans of Victoria Thompson and her Gaslight Mystery series will enjoy Murder on Sisters’ Row, the latest Sarah Brandt story. Sarah is an ...Read Review
By Deepak Chopra -
“I didn’t write this book to make Muhammad holy. I wrote it to show that holiness was just as confusing, terrifying, and ...Read Review
By Lawrence Goldstone -
Do not – I repeat – do not start the last one hundred pages of Lawrence Goldstone’s The Astronomer if anything or anyone will ...Read Review
By Kenneth Wishnia -
Sara Paretsky’s cover blurb gets it exactly right: Kenneth Wishnia’s The Fifth Servant is indeed “an extraordinary novel.” Set in 16th-century ...Read Review
By Kathryn Wagner -
Degas’ paintings of the Paris Opera Ballet corps come to life in all their freshness and immediacy in Kathryn Warner’s debut novel. ...Read Review
By Sheramy Bundrick -
“I’d heard about him but never seen him,” Rachel Courteau says in the opening line of Sheramy Bundrick’s debut novel, Sunflowers. ...Read Review
By Sara Houghteling -
A young man’s attempts to please a father he perceives as disparaging and indifferent form the core of this debut novel. ...Read Review
By Stéphane Audeguy (trans. John Cullen) -
The passing mention of an older brother in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions sent author Stéphane Audeguy in search of the rest of ...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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