HNR Issue 48 (May 2009)

Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese - Published 2009

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Born in 1954 to an Indian Carmelite nun and a promising British surgeon in an Ethiopian hospital, Marion Stone narrates the story of his ...Read Review

A Mad Desire to Dance

By Elie Wiesel - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

This elegiac novel follows Doriel, a man who fears he is either mad or possessed by a dybukk, and Dr. Therese Goldschmidt, the ...Read Review

An Incomplete Revenge

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

As a Maisie Dobbs newcomer, for me this book was a revelation. It is fresh, unpretentious, and totally gripping. Unlike her other books—...Read Review

Tainted Tree

By Jacquelynn Luben - Published 2008

Genres:

Saga

This rambling book, which was sent to me for review as a historical novel, is set in 1991 and the ’60s. It contains no ...Read Review

Twelve

By Jasper Kent - Published 2008

Genres:

Historical FantasyThriller

This book is described in the publicity as ‘genre breaking’ and the ‘first Napoleonic historical vampire novel’. I do not propose to discuss ...Read Review

Twelve

By Jasper Kent - Published 2008

Genres:

Historical FantasyThriller

Set in 1812, this book tells the story of Napoleon’s assault on Moscow. Russian city after Russian city has fallen to the French, ...Read Review

What Would Jane Austen Do?

By Laurie Brown - Published 2009

Genres:

RomanceTime-slip

Eleanor Pottinger has traveled to England for a Jane Austen convention. Rather than giving her costume history lecture as she’d planned, she ...Read Review

The Sound of Building Coffins

By Louis Maistros - Published 2009

Genres:

Historical FantasySaga

In 1891 New Orleans, a black preacher named Noonday Morningstar, with the help of his son Typhus, saves the infant child of a Sicilian ...Read Review

An Invitation to Dance

By Marion Urch - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  An Invitation to Dance is a well-written and well-researched fictional biography of Lola Montez, an Irish-born woman who posed as a Spanish ...Read Review

The Sacred Well

By Antoinette May - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  The Sacred Well is the story of two strong women: Sage Sanborn, a fictitious travel reporter in the present day, and Alma ...Read Review

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