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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Nuala O'Faolain -
A beloved colleague’s abrupt death propels travel writer Kathleen de Burca into a quest for personal and historical truths in this debut ...Read Review
By Bernice Morgan -
These two novels, relating one family’s struggles and triumphs in Newfoundland from the early 19th century until the present, were originally written ...Read Review
By Bernice Morgan -
(reviewed alongside Waiting for Time) These two novels, relating one family’s struggles and triumphs in Newfoundland from the early 19th century until ...Read Review
By Simon Mawer -
Set primarily in the present, The Gospel of Judas revolves about Leo, middle-aged priest and expert in ancient texts. Leaving Rome for Jerusalem, ...Read Review
By Nomi Eve -
Nomi Eve’s first novel is a lyrical and poetic Jewish family history, from 1837 to present day. The story is told in two ...Read Review
By Pam Durban -
For generations, the women of one black Charleston family have served the Hilliards — first as slaves, later as hired servants. When a flood ...Read Review
By Blaine M. Yorgason -
Yorgason has created a curiously compelling book that blends mild elements of fantasy with the story of a town caught up in a ...Read Review
By Mark Winegardner -
Winegardner’s insightful and witty novel of Cleveland from 1948 to 1969 documents the decay of a great city and reveals much of what was ...Read Review
By Penn Williamson -
New Orleans’ reputation for political corruption and urban violence serves as an intriguing backdrop for the outlandish behavior and Mardi Gras mayhem also ...Read Review
By James Scott Bell - By Tracie Peterson -
This novel, set on the cusp of the women’s rights movement in the first years of the 20th century, is about a ...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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