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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Graham Joyce -
Published 2002 (UK)Published 2003 (US)
Frank Vine enters the world at the end of World War II in the city of Coventry, which is a stark ruin. Born ...Read Review
By David Garrett Izzo -
Covering the period of 1929 to 1933, A Change of Heart looks at the friendships of W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, and ropes ...Read Review
By Frances Itani -
Born into a large Irish family in Canada, Grania O’Neill has been deaf since childhood due to scarlet fever. Her loving grandmother ...Read Review
By Michael Berry (trans.) - By Yu Hua -
Fugui, wastrel scion of the Xu family, gambles away the last of their property. But in 1940s China, that is not a bad ...Read Review
By John Hough Jr. -
In the turbulent summer of 1968, Lane Hillman, fresh out of Harvard, is spending one more summer working for his father, John Hillman, the ...Read Review
By Thomas Hettche -
Adults attracted to legal thrillers will find this highly recommended book a must read. It stands somewhat distinguished from writings of American authors. ...Read Review
By Tricia Goyer -
From Dust and Ashes is a fictionalized narrative of the liberation of Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps at the close of World War ...Read Review
By Marie Giordano -
It’s 1950, and ChiChi Maggiordino is five years old. She and her distant, withdrawn mother, her loving Nonna, and her little brother Marco ...Read Review
By Tim Gautreaux -
Published 2003 (UK)Published 2003 (US)
This classic Southern gothic novel is set in the cypress forest of Louisiana in the 1920s. The rich plot of family, marriage, and ...Read Review
By Cristina Garcia -
Ordinary people exist and endure lives punctuated by extraordinary events shaping subsequent actions and reactions. Cheng Pan, a young Chinese man dreaming 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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