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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Darin Strauss -
Born in 1880s Indiana, Virgil Selby’s father tells him that falsity is in his blood and encourages the youth to seek “something ...Read Review
By Barbara Soper -
Barbara Soper’s novel opens with an intriguing premise–the introduction of execution by electrocution juxtaposed with an exhibition celebrating the marvel of ...Read Review
By Nelly Rosario -
Set against the backdrop of the United States’ occupation of the Dominican Republic in the early 1900s, Nelly Rosario’s debut novel paints ...Read Review
By Joyce Reardon (ed.) -
Published 2001Published 2002
This associational material to the Stephen King miniseries Rose Red is packaged as if it were the edited diary of Ellen Rimbauer, mistress ...Read Review
By Howard Norman -
Peter Duvett, photographer’s assistant, tells his story of work in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and later in his home city of Halifax in 1927. ...Read Review
By Michael Meehan -
In 1955, a company of shabby, over-the-hill vaudevillians arrives at the tiny Australian town of Towaninnie, beginning the novel’s adventures that take place ...Read Review
By James McBride -
For those not old enough to remember overt racism, this story will reveal just how bad it was for the soldiers of the 92...Read Review
By Arnost Lustig -
Fifteen-year-old Hanka Kaudersova must make a choice. Does she seize the opportunity to pass herself off as an Aryan to work in a ...Read Review
By Brad Leithauser -
Set in Indiana, Darlington’s Fall follows the triumphs and tragedies of naturalist Russel Darlington. In 1895, the precocious Russel embarks on a life-long ...Read Review
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
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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