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By Elan Barnehama -
Growing up in New York City in the late 1960s, 13-year-old Zach’s life is defined by his Jewish roots and the war ...Read Review
By Adrian Grafe -
Felix Lichtblau is a banker in World War II Vienna, using his position to bribe Nazi officials at the same time as he ...Read Review
By Amanda West Lewis -
Twelve-year-old Miranda Billie Taylor, known as Missy, lives in Manhattan’s East Village in 1963 with her photojournalist and jazz-drumming father and aspiring artist ...Read Review
By Katherine Locke -
On the eve of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, 18-year-old Csilla works as a typist for a newspaper in Budapest and lives with her aunt ...Read Review
By Margarita Engle -
Rima is a “natural” child in Cuba in the early 20th century. Her father, a wealthy landowner, had an affair with one of ...Read Review
By Marius Gabriel -
Katya, daughter of Russian nobles who fled the Bolsheviks, dreams of practicing medicine, but her impecunious parents, now living in Paris, arrange for ...Read Review
By Amanda McCrina -
Making her way back to her Polish village in 1944 after years of forced labor under the Nazis, 16-year-old Maria hides from Soviet troops ...Read Review
By Tammy Pasterick -
Set amid the factories and coal mines of western Pennsylvania, Pasterick’s novel follows several interconnected families over the course of seven years. ...Read Review
By Lindsay Smith -
Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy
Magic and history combine in an exciting tale set behind the lines in World War II Germany as five teens try to take ...Read Review
By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch -
Two Ukrainian sisters—16-year-old Krystia and 14-year-old Maria—think they’re safe once they’ve escaped to an American-run refugee camp in Germany ...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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