HNR Issue 106 (November 2023)

The Frozen River

By Ariel Lawhon - Published 2023



The frozen body of a man is captive in the ice of Maine’s Kennebec River. Once he is cut free and laid ...Read Review


By Fiona Kelly McGregor - Published 2022


Iris by Miles Franklin short-listee and multiform artist, Fiona Kelly McGregor, trails the journey of eponymous protagonist, Iris Mary Webber (née Shingles). ...Read Review

Chasing Eleanor

By Kerry Chaput - Published 2023


During the Great Depression in 1935, riding the rails and standing in breadlines was part of daily life. Kerry Chaput’s main character, Magnolia ...Read Review

One Blood

By Denene Millner - Published 2023


Lolo and Tommy’s marriage begins with a lie, originating in Lolo’s abusive childhood, the scars of which prevent pregnancy. But it ...Read Review

The Christmas Doll: A Repair Shop Story (Repair Shop Stories)

By Amy Sparkes - Published 2023


Children/Young Adult

This story opens in the present day when little Evie and her great-grandma, Sue, take an old doll named Lizzie to the Repair ...Read Review


By Christine Purkis - Published 2023


Set in the late 1700s in England, this is the story of a girl who goes from nothing to… well, nothing. Aggie, or ...Read Review

An Unexpected Ally: A Greek Tale of Love, Revenge, and Redemption

By Sophia Kouidou-Giles - Published 2023



In this novel set during the archaic period of classical antiquity, Circe knows Odysseus must leave her soon. In her dreams and in ...Read Review

The Runaway Bride

By Felicity York - Published 2023



We first meet the Turner family when our protagonist’s father admires the fruits of his labours as he arrives at his stately ...Read Review

The Witch’s Lens (The Order of the Seven Stars)

By Luanne G. Smith - Published 2023


Historical Fantasy

Set during WWI in the Carpathian Mountains, The Witch’s Lens adds a fantastical layer to the horror of the Great War. Alongside ...Read Review


By Amy Crider - Published 2023


The Book of Kells, the beautiful Gospel manuscript created by early Celtic Christian monks, serves as the tableau upon which this story unfolds. ...Read Review

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