HNR Issue 106 (November 2023)

The Frozen River

By Ariel Lawhon - Published 2023

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

Iris

By Fiona Kelly McGregor - Published 2022

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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

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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

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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

Genres:

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

Betrayal

By Christine Purkis - Published 2023

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

The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary

By Sarah Ogilvie - Published 2023

Genres:

Nonfiction

While browsing the Oxford University Press archives, academic Sarah Ogilvie came across the hitherto unknown black notebook of James Murray. Murray was the ...Read Review

Rosie Raja: Mission to Cairo

By Sufiya Ahmed - Published 2023

Genres:

.Children/Young Adult

September 1941, and Rosie Raja and her father visit a WAAF training school in England. The drive there has been, she surmises, an excuse ...Read Review

Death and the Sisters (A Mary Shelley Mystery)

By Heather Redmond - Published 2023

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Sixteen-year-old Mary, the daughter of famed authors Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, is a natural storyteller with a vivid imagination but feels her ...Read Review

The Butterfly Collector

By Tea Cooper - Published 2023

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1922 Sydney. Verity Binks wants to be a reporter like her father and grandfather, but with soldiers coming home from the Great War, she ...Read Review

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