HNR Issue 27 (February 2004)

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Murder

By Karen Swee - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the New Jersey river port of New Brunswick, the town inhabitants had a front row seat of the war action in early 1777. ...Read Review

Saving Louisa

By Clyde Linsley - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

Saving Louisa is a descriptive title, describing the action and alluding to a less than tragic ending. This is the second book featuring ...Read Review

The Exile

By Richard S. Wheeler - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionMilitary

Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish exile, lived a life so turbulent that Richard Wheeler never once exaggerates in narrating the rebel’s story. ...Read Review

Roadwalkers

By Shirley Ann Grau - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

Many books try to describe the life of the marginal and the lost beyond civilization, but Roadwalkers clinches it. The first section plausibly ...Read Review

Soumchi

By Amos Oz (trans. Amos Oz & Penelope Farmer) - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

Soumchi should be considered the definition of a novella. It’s 53 pages of compact, dazzling brilliance. It is a simple story which conveys ...Read Review

River of Fire

By Qurratulain Hyder - Published 1998Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

Originally published in 1959 as Aag ka Darya; English edition “transcreated from the original Urdu by the author.” A sweeping saga that covers over ...Read Review

The Labors of Aeneas (What a Pain It Was to Found the Roman Race)

By Rose Williams - Published 2003

Genres:

Epic

  This is Vergil’s famous propaganda piece, the Aeneid, cheerfully made accessible to a modern reader who wouldn’t glance at a ...Read Review

Ironfire

By David Ball - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Set during the 16th century on both the isle of Malta, home of the ancient order of the Knights of St. John, and ...Read Review

Warrior Woman

By Dark Rain Thom - By James Alexander Thom - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpic

The story of Nonhelema needs to be told. A Shawnee whose name means “Not a Man,” she lived during the Revolutionary War and ...Read Review

The Missing Marchioness

By Paula Marshall - Published 2002

Genres:

Romance

It’s autumn in 1812 and while Marcus Cleeve, Lord Angmaring, is betting his friends that he will never marry, Louise Cleeve, Marchioness of ...Read Review