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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Jim Lehrer -
The Battle of Antietam was the most violent single day in the history of the American Civil War. More Americans were killed in ...Read Review
By Whitney J. LeBlanc -
LeBlanc, in his first novel, has covered an often-overlooked period in American history. Set in the early to mid-1940s, a Creole family ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Knox -
This novel opens in 1903 as Billie Paxton, her pregnant sister, Edith, and her brother-in-law, Henry, are traveling to a remote Scottish Island where ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Inness-Brown -
At its heart, Burning Marguerite illustrates the truism that a child never realizes that a parent had a life prior to him or ...Read Review
By Audrey Howard -
The only daughter of a working-class family in 1911 Liverpool, young Grace Tooley’s carefree life is brought to a halt when she falls ...Read Review
By Silas House -
In his first novel, Clay’s Quilt, Silas House explored how the ties to family and land influence life in eastern Kentucky. In ...Read Review
By Tess Uriza Holthe -
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, American and Allied troops retreated from the Philippine Islands, which were first bombed and ...Read Review
By Oscar Hijuelos -
Stifled by the oppressive Machado dictatorship, Cuban composer Israel Levis leaves Havana for Paris. But after a few years in the city of ...Read Review
By Kathryn Harrison -
Kathryn Harrison is best known for her memoir, The Kiss, detailing the incestuous relationship she had with her father. It is no surprise, ...Read Review
By Wayne Greenhaw -
Harold Reed is only sixteen when his father asks him to leave Town Creek, Alabama for the “big city” of Decatur to meet ...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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