HNR Issue 104 (May 2023)


By Elizabeth Graver - Published 2023



Kantika means “song” in Ladino, the language spoken by the richly drawn characters of this sweeping novel. Ladino is to Spanish as Yiddish ...Read Review

Wild Song

By Candy Gourlay - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

Candy Gourlay returns to the history of the Bontok, an Igorot people in the Philippines, whose lives she previously wrote about in her 2018 ...Read Review

The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer

By Jonathan Vischer - Published 2022


London, 1621. Condemned to death for witchcraft, Elizabeth Sawyer recounts her life to a prison chaplain (historical fact is that Elizabeth did exist, and ...Read Review

The King’s Jewel

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

Bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Chadwick is a mistress of the pen, known for her meticulously researched novels focusing on royalty and nobles ...Read Review


By Kate Morton - Published 2023


Large old houses, families haunted by history, and suspenseful multi-stranded plots that reveal shocking truths: these are Kate Morton hallmarks, and nobody writes ...Read Review

The Covenant of Water

By Abraham Verghese - Published 2023



Fourteen years after Verghese’s success with his first novel, Cutting for Stone, he brings readers another impressive family saga. From 1900 to 1977 in ...Read Review

Iron and Gold (Wolves of Odin, 3)

By S.J.A. Turney - Published 2022



This is the third book in Turney’s Wolves of Odin series. The series features a band of Viking mercenaries as they travel ...Read Review

The Swiss Nurse

By Mario Escobar - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

This novel is based on the real-life story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, who ministered to the orphaned children and expectant mothers displaced by the ...Read Review

The New Life

By Tom Crewe - Published 2023



London in the final decade of the 19th century. In his debut novel, Tom Crewe focuses on the restrictions and judgments of late ...Read Review

Agent in the Shadows (The Wolf Pack Spies, 3)

By Alex Gerlis - Published 2023



Lyon, June 1943. A secret meeting is held in the capital city of the French resistance to Nazi occupation. The objective is to unify ...Read Review

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