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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
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
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
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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