HNR Issue 102 (November 2022)


By Sarah Miller - Published 2022


Readers of Little Women are well aware that Louisa May Alcott based the beloved characters of that classic novel on her own family. ...Read Review

Case Study

By Graeme Macrae Burnet - Published 2022



An author researching a notorious and now-forgotten British psychotherapist unexpectedly receives a series of notebooks written by a former patient. Thus begins Graeme ...Read Review

Stone Blind

By Natalie Haynes - Published 2022


Most of us know something about the ancient Greek myth of Perseus slaying Medusa and making off with her head. The gaze of ...Read Review

The Marriage Portrait

By Maggie O'Farrell - Published 2022


Biographical FictionLiterary

Maggie O’Farrell follows her award-winning Hamnet with another touching tragedy of a young life cut short. Lucrezia de’ Medici is 15 when, upon ...Read Review

Miss del Río

By Barbara Mujica - Published 2022


Biographical Fiction

Stories of two different but equally engaging women intertwine in Mujica’s superb historical novel portraying the life of film star Dolores del ...Read Review

Lying Eyes

By A.K. Kulshreshth - Published 2022


In 2005 Singapore, the elderly Ah Ding is making a precarious living selling packets of tissues in one of modern Singapore’s steel and ...Read Review

That Summer in Berlin

By Lecia Cornwall - Published 2022


Lecia Cornwall’s That Summer in Berlin is a close-up view of the 1936 Berlin Olympics through the lens of two debutantes on a ...Read Review

The Orchard

By Beverly Lewis - Published 2022


Inspirational Romance

Beverly Lewis continues to impress with thoughtful journeys and gentle romance in her latest novel, The Orchard. In this mid-20th century tale, ...Read Review

Bar Kokhba: The Jew Who Defied Hadrian and Challenged the Might of Rome

By Lindsay Powell - Published 2021



Part travelogue yet still solid non-fiction history, this is a story about two fascinating personalities and the doomed attempt of one, Bar Kokhba, ...Read Review

A Quality Street Christmas

By Penny Thorpe - Published 2022



Autumn 1938, and unease about a possible war is spreading among the workers of Mackintosh’s chocolate factory in Halifax, Yorkshire, especially as some ...Read Review

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