HNR Issue 19 (February 2002)

Mother of Kings

By Poul Anderson - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Gunnhild, the daughter of a Norse chieftain, learns the ways of power early in life. Taught the art of spellcasting from a Finnish ...Read Review

A Case of Curiosities

By Allen Kurzweil - Published 2001

Genres:

A memento hominem is a collection of items memorializing a life, and a case full of such items gives structure to Allen Kurzweil’...Read Review

Wedding of the Year

By Victoria Malvey - Published 2001

Genres:

Romance

It is 1830 and Elizabeth Everley has been “out” for several years. However, she finds fitting in with the demands of the ton difficult, ...Read Review

Chinatown Mission

By Geraldine Burrows - Published 2002

Genres:

RomanceSagaWestern

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Lorna Davidson is a feisty, independent schoolteacher whose lifelong ambition is to go to China as a missionary. Since ...Read Review

The Writing on the Wall

By Dean Hughes - Published 2001

Genres:

InspirationalSaga

Gene Thomas, a wholesome, church-going youth in 1961, hears about the construction of the Berlin Wall. His Uncle Peter will be trapped in the ...Read Review

Austerlitz

By W.G. Sebald - Published 2001

Genres:

EpicLiterary

While this review was being written, W. G. Sebald’s obituaries appeared, describing the author’s death in a car accident, possibly from ...Read Review

John’s Story

By Joan Lowery Nixon - Published 2001

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Joan Lowery Nixon’s latest foray into the past for children is a charming story. The hero, young John Nicholas, is caught up ...Read Review

The Wandering Arm

By Sharan Newman - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 12th century France, Catherine LeVendeur and her husband Edgar are recovering from the loss of a newborn child when duty calls. A ...Read Review

Kate Aylesford, or, The Heiress of Sweetwater

By Charles J. Peterson - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureRomance

Originally published in 1855 and out of print from 1873 until 2001, Kate Aylesford has attained legendary status among residents of New Jersey in recent decades. ...Read Review

The Moon Pearl

By Ruthanne Lum McCunn - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

Set in the Pearl River Delta of China in the 1800s, The Moon Pearl tells of three girls born into the silkworm-growing families ...Read Review

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