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By Marisel Vera -
Reading The Taste of Sugar will make you hang your head over what America has done to Puerto Rico these past 100+ years: the ...Read Review
By Afia Atakora -
Afia Atakora’s haunting, lyrical prose draws you in from the first sentence like one of the spells conjured by the plantation midwives: “...Read Review
By Emuna Elon -
An Israeli author, whose mother escaped from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam with him and his sister, travels to the land of his birth to promote ...Read Review
By Sharon Wright -
Journalist Sharon Wright brings her keen reporter’s eye to this vibrant biography of Maria Branwell, the mother of literary lionesses Charlotte, Anne, ...Read Review
By Rosa Liksom -
Rosa Liksom’s novel is amazing, powerful, and remarkable, and everyone should read it, including, again, me. The Finnish author delves deeply into ...Read Review
Cruelty begets cruelty in Damian Barr’s haunting novel. Set in South Africa, the book skillfully juxtaposes past and present to show how ...Read Review
By Colson Whitehead -
The incomparable Colson Whitehead follows his Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Underground Railroad with a tale that is much different and yet, sadly, much the same. ...Read Review
By T.C. Boyle -
This novel about acid guru Timothy Leary, his band of Harvard-grad-student devotees, and their 1960s acid-laced research into the psychiatric possibilities for LSD ...Read Review
By Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott -
As it explores the motives behind author Truman Capote’s decision to write a roman à clef betraying the secrets of his longtime confidantes, ...Read Review
By Snowden Wright -
“Southerners are only as good as their ability to tell a story,” writes Snowden Wright. His terrific novel American Pop proves Wright to ...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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