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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Laurie Graham -
Published 2001Published 2002
In the early 1950s, organizations devoted primarily to the traditional domestic arts flourished in America. No one could have anticipated the radical social ...Read Review
By Carole Glickfeld -
This warmhearted family drama opens in Brighton Beach, New York in 1953. Chenia Arnow, a Russian-Jewish immigrant, discovers that she is pregnant with her ...Read Review
By William Gay -
You know you’re in the hands of a master by the way he uses his tools: details, vocabulary, verbs. They all add ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
Published 1999Published 2002
As the cover art suggests, this story would make a great film noir. Jean Casson, aka Jean Louis Marin, is an unemployed film ...Read Review
By Jeffrey Eugenides -
Cal Stephanides, third generation Greek-American, spent the first 16 years of his life as Calliope, dressing and behaving as a girl. Misidentified at birth ...Read Review
By Thomas Dyja -
Thomas Dyja’s latest novel may prove to be a summer favorite for historical fiction fans. Set in 1999 Salisbury and Mt. Riga, Connecticut, ...Read Review
By Jennifer Donnelly -
Fiona Finnegan loves Joe Bristow, and he loves her. For years, they’ve planned their future: their own shop, and an escape from ...Read Review
By Jeanne M. Dams -
Third in the Hilda Johansson mystery series set in South Bend, Indiana in 1902, this story unfolds within the context of a county fair, ...Read Review
By Beverly Connor -
Forensic anthropologist and amateur detective Lindsay Chamberlain joins a crew of archaeologists excavating a long-lost Spanish Galleon off the Georgia coast. Within days ...Read Review
By Kate Braverman -
This is a fictional autobiography of Frida Kahlo, the Surrealist painter who died at 46 in 1954. While on her deathbed, Frida recalls the major ...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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