HNR Issue 41 (August 2007)

Shantytown Kid

By Azouz Begag (ed. Alec G. Hargreaves; trans. Naima Wolf and Alec G. Hargreaves) - Published 2007



What a delightful little book this is. Azouz Begag, the author, is a novelist, researcher, and, recently, the minister for equal opportunities in ...Read Review

Wish me Luck

By Margaret Dickinson - Published 2007



When Fleur Bosley bumped into Robbie Rodwell on a railway station in the blackout she could not have foreseen what a tangled web ...Read Review

A Valley of Betrayal: Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War

By Tricia Goyer - Published 2007



This novel starts promisingly as a young romantic woman, Sophie Grace, travels to meet her fiancé, who is in Spain. Tricia Goyer writes ...Read Review

Dancing to “Almendra”

By Mayra Montero (trans. Edith Grossman) - Published 2007



To young journalist Joaquin Porrata, an assignment writing about a dead hippopotamus seems like another disappointment in a career full of them. Soon, ...Read Review

Types of Everlasting Rest: Short Stories

By Clio Gray - Published 2007


Short Stories

This collection is a cornucopia of finely drawn characters in a varied landscape of situations beyond their control. From Italy and Russia, in ...Read Review

Who’s Saying What in Jamestown, Thomas Savage?

By Jean Fritz - Published 2007


Children/Young Adult

At thirteen, Thomas Savage becomes a translator between the Jamestown colonists and the Indians. He lives with Powhatan, the chief, and Pocahontas teaches ...Read Review

The Voyage of the Vizcaina

By Clemens Hoges (trans. Annette Streck) - By Klaus Brinkbaumer - Published 2006



The Voyage of the Vizcaina is a non-fiction book about Christopher Columbus’s last ship. Is the wreck found in the Bay of ...Read Review

The Renaissance Popes: Statesmen, Warriors and the Great Borgia Myth

By Gerard Noel - Published 2006



To say the Renaissance popes were not known for their morality would be an understatement, but neither were some of them, Noel asserts, ...Read Review

The Quest

By Wilbur Smith - Published 2007



In the fourth novel of Wilbur Smith’s Egyptian series, the story of Taita the eunuch continues but delves further into the phenomena ...Read Review

The Mandrake Broom

By Jess Wells - Published 2007



In the early 1400s, women’s healing arts were respected and encouraged. Mid-century, the plague swept through Europe, changing the atmosphere to one ...Read Review