HNR Issue 40 (May 2007)

The Terror

By Dan Simmons - Published 2007



In 1845, two ships of the Royal Navy, the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus, led by Sir John Franklin, attempted to sail through ...Read Review

House of Meetings

By Martin Amis - Published 2006Published 2007



Written as a confession, House of Meetings is the story of two brothers—the unnamed narrator and Lev—and the beautiful, free-spirited woman ...Read Review

Brother Fish

By Bryce Courtenay - Published 2007



This is the story of three people thrown together through circumstances beyond their control and the friendships that develop through the years of ...Read Review

The Unfinished Clue

By Georgette Heyer - Published 2006



The scene is 1933: a weekend country house party at The Grange, courtesy of General Sir Arthur Billington-Smith and his good lady wife Lady ...Read Review

A Tropical Place Like That

By Baker H. Morrow - Published 2007


LiteraryShort Stories

This book of short stories is set in the mountainous part of Michoacan in the 1960s. Lou (Luis) Becton, an American living temporarily ...Read Review

The Seventh Gate

By Richard Zimler - Published 2007



Set mostly in 1930s Berlin, Richard Zimler’s latest novel charts the experiences of Sophie Reidsel, a thoroughly likeable and feisty young woman ...Read Review


By Ann Halam - Published 2007


Children/Young AdultFantasy

This is a stylish and fascinating retelling of the Medusa myth. Ann Halam has given the ancient Greek story a thoroughly modern twist, ...Read Review

Josie Under Fire

By Ann Turnbull - Published 2004


Children/Young Adult

London 1941. When 12-year-old Josie goes to stay with her cousin Edith in Chelsea, she is glad to start a new life. Back home, ...Read Review

Inferno, The Devastation of Hamburg 1943

By Keith Lowe - Published 2007



In the summer of 1943 British and American bombers launched an attack on the German city of Hamburg. For ten days the city was ...Read Review

The Garden of Ruth

By Eva Etzioni-Halevy - Published 2007


Biographical Fiction

In the small town of Bethlehem, Osnath, niece of the prophet Samuel, finds an old scroll purporting to be written by Ruth the ...Read Review