HNR Issue 20 (May 2002)

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper

By Harriet Scott Chessman - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  This jewel of a novel centers on five paintings Mary Cassatt made of her older sister Lydia between 1878 and 1881. Lydia was Mary’...Read Review

The Quest

By Jim Kraus - By Terri Kraus - Published 2002

Genres:

AdventureInspirational

Pittsburgh, 1841: Jamison Pike has been accepted at Harvard. His judgmental pastor father is opposed to him attending that den of vice and dangerous ...Read Review

Tallapoosa

By Larry Williamson - Published 2001

Genres:

The novel takes place in the Tallapoosa River region of present-day Alabama in 1813. Settlers are stirring up the native tribes, called Creeks since ...Read Review

Wild Life

By Molly Gloss - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureMystery/Crime

Wild Life charts the life of Charlotte Bridger Drummond, a rather freethinking woman. The action takes place in the Pacific Northwest logging towns ...Read Review

Murder at the President’s Door

By Elliott Roosevelt - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

A dead body is found just outside President Roosevelt’s door. Preferring that the murder be kept from the public, First Lady Eleanor ...Read Review

The Dragon Queen

By Alice Borchardt - Published 2001

Genres:

Fantasy

Sometime in the Dark Ages, a girl is born, a child of prophecy and high destiny. This child, Guinevere, is raised far from ...Read Review

A Place of Darkness

By Lauren Haney - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

A mystery of ancient Egypt, the fifth book in a series featuring Lieutenant Bak, officer in charge of the Medjay police at Buhen. ...Read Review

Falstaff: A Novel

By Robert Nye - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

In this novel’s first American publication, readers are introduced to the rascal John Falstaff of Shakespeare fame. It is 1459, and Falstaff, at ...Read Review

Gramercy Park

By Paula Cohen - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

An intriguing, memorable debut, this historical novel offers numerous puzzles, startling revelations, and a rich cast of characters. Cohen depicts the social and ...Read Review

The Case of the Ripper’s Revenge

By Sam McCarver - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

  The Case of the Ripper’s Revenge is an above-average, interesting, tight, and colorful little mystery set thirty years after the original ...Read Review