HNR Issue 25 (August 2003)

Fire in the Rock

By Joe Martin - Published 2003

Genres:

Children/Young AdultInspirational

It is 1956 in this coming-of-age story, and Bo Fisher, a white preacher’s kid, begins an idyllic summer with his best friend Pollo, ...Read Review

The Human Pool

By Chris Petit - Published 2002Published 2003 (UK)

Genres:

Biographical FictionMilitaryTime-slip

If you enjoy assembling really big jigsaw puzzles with really small pieces, you may enjoy this book. Told entirely first person by a ...Read Review

The Wine of Agamemnon

By John McKiernan - Published 2002

Genres:

“My name is Odysseus…” Yet another retelling of the Trojan War? Yes – by that cleverest of men, Odysseus. So old he has outlived ...Read Review

The Elk-Dog Heritage

By Don Coldsmith - Published 2002

Genres:

MilitarySagaWestern

      The third novel written by Coldsmith in his Spanish Bit Saga narrates an episode of the Elk-Dog People of the American Great Plains ...Read Review

The Crime of Father Amaro

By José Maria Eça de Queiroz - By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - Published 2002Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

The novelist José Maria Eça de Queiroz is often compared to Dickens, a Dickens refined, without sentimentalism. Born in a small Portuguese ...Read Review

Blue Haze

By Tricia McGill - Published 2000

Genres:

Romance

When Isabella O’Shea is sent to the penal colony in what is now Sydney, Australia, she never dreamed it would be an ...Read Review

Salthill

By Judith Barnes - Published 2002

Genres:

Inspirational

Set against the world of horse ranching in mid 20th century British Columbia, this debut novel revolves around people as real as those ...Read Review

I’ll Tell You What: The Life of Elizabeth Inchbald

By Annibel Jenkins - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionInspirational

In this comprehensive biography of the late 18th-early 19th century literary luminary, Jenkins charts Inchbald’s transformation from married actress, to widowed playwright ...Read Review

Wintry Night

By Li Qiao - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical FictionMilitary

“The way it is? Everyone comes into the world naked. Then why are some born to be called ‘master’ and others born to ...Read Review

The Tribune’s Curse: SPQR VII

By John Maddox Roberts - Published 2003

Genres:

It is 80 B.C., and Decius Cecilius Metullus the Younger is back again, returned from the war in Gaul to his native Rome, ...Read Review