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Best Historical Novels of 2014

  • FICTION

    SONG OF THE SHANK

    JUNE 17, 2014

FICTION

SONG OF THE SHANK

by Jeffery Renard Allen

If there’s any justice, Allen’s visionary work, as startlingly inventive as one of his subject’s performances, should propel... Full review >

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    THE PAYING GUESTS

    SEPT. 16, 2014

FICTION

THE PAYING GUESTS

by Sarah Waters

Waters keeps getting better, if that’s even possible after the sheer perfection of her earlier novels. Full review >

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    THE MOOR'S ACCOUNT

    SEPT. 9, 2014

FICTION

THE MOOR'S ACCOUNT

by Laila Lalami

Adding a new spin to a familiar story, Lalami offers an utterly believable, entertainingly told alternative to the... Full review >

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    EUPHORIA

    JUNE 3, 2014

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    THE MINIATURIST

    AUG. 26, 2014

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE MINIATURIST

by Jessie Burton

With its oblique storytelling, crescendo of female empowerment and wrenching ending, this novel establishes Burton as a... Full review >

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    ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

    MAY 6, 2014

FICTION

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

by Anthony Doerr

Doerr captures the sights and sounds of wartime and focuses, refreshingly, on the innate goodness of his major characters. Full review >

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