HNR Issue 19 (February 2002)

The Stone Garden: The Epic Life of Billy the Kid

By Bill Brooks - Published 2001


Biographical FictionWestern

Whether psychopathic killer, misunderstood outlaw, or product of the Lincoln County, Nebraska range war (which pitted honest ranchers against corrupt ones), Henry McCarty ...Read Review

The Rose in the Wheel

By S.K. Rizzolo - Published 2002



In S.K. Rizzolo’s first novel, set in 1811 London, we witness a crime in progress. A wealthy spinster, Constance Tyrone, is murdered ...Read Review

Esther’s Pillow

By Marlin Fitzwater - Published 2001


Biographical Fiction

Nickerly, Kansas in 1911 is a small, insular, religiously conservative farming community in which the townswomen’s major recreation is membership in the Civic ...Read Review

The Far Field

By Edie Meidav - Published 2001



Ceylon just before World War II is the setting for this long novel. “The characters and events,” we are warned in the Author’...Read Review

Bone Walker

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear - Published 2001


In this novel, the third in the series, the authors weave together twin plots. Set in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, both stories are ...Read Review

The Fall of Light

By Niall Williams - Published 2001



The story opens in early 19th-century Ireland. Francis Foley’s wife leaves him after he steals a telescope from their landlord. Francis flees ...Read Review

Over the Wine-Dark Sea

By H.N. Turteltaub - Published 2001



With all due respect to Homer, nautical adventure tales have studiously ignored the Ancients in favor of a prolonged love affair with the ...Read Review

City of Dreams

By Beverly Swerling - Published 2001



Lucas Turner, English barber surgeon, and his sister Sally, apothecary, arrive in the New World in 1661 to start a medical practice and are ...Read Review

Educating Caroline

By Patricia Cabot - Published 2001



Lady Caroline Linford is horrified to discover her fiancé having an affair with another woman! True to her Victorian upbringing, she says nothing. ...Read Review

Still She Haunts Me

By Katie Roiphe - Published 2001


Biographical FictionLiterary

The life of Rev. Charles Dodgson — shy Oxford mathematician, pioneer photographer and author Lewis Carroll — is studied in this novel of creeping obsession. ...Read Review