HNR Issue 50 (November 2009)

The Book of the Alchemist

By Adam Williams - Published 2009

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Imagine the Arabian Nights transposed to the Spanish Civil War, or rather the narrator transposed to Andalusia in 1938, for like Scheherazade the narrator ...Read Review

A Boardwalk Story

By J. Louis Yampolsky - Published 2009

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Fifteen-year-old Jack Laurel comes of age in his home town – Atlantic City, still the “Playground of the World” even in 1939, the tenth year ...Read Review

King Arthur’s Bones

By The Medieval Murderers - Published 2009

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Mystery/Crime

This is an anthology of mystery novellas by the writing team of Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden, ...Read Review

Pirate Hunter

By Tom Morrisey - Published 2009

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AdventureInspirational

This story interweaves between the 18th century in the West Indies and Key West of the 21st century. Captain Henry Thatch, a notorious ...Read Review

New York: The Novel

By Edward Rutherfurd - Published 2009

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Epic

Edward Rutherfurd says that “New York’s magnificent gift to the storyteller is a four-century history as exciting as that of any place ...Read Review

The Calligrapher’s Daughter

By Eugenia Kim - Published 2009Published 2010

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Literary

Eugenia Kim’s debut novel is a beautiful, poignant story that portrays the life of a young woman during one of the most ...Read Review

The Innocent

By David Szalay - Published 2009

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Literary

The novel is set in Soviet Russia and begins in 1972, but then quickly jumps back to the central moment of the book when ...Read Review

Octavia’s War

By Beryl Kingston - Published 2009

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Saga

Beryl Kingston is a popular and well-established saga writer. Rightly so, she tells a good story and her main characters are appealing. The ...Read Review

The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart

By M. Glenn Taylor - Published 2009Published 2010

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Literary

Trenchmouth Taggart lives three different lives over his 108 years, spanning the years from 1903 to 2010. Dumped into a river during a strange version of ...Read Review

House of Angels

By Freda Lightfoot - Published 2009

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Saga

This is the first book by Freda Lightfoot I have read and, despite the fact that I am not a lover of sagas, ...Read Review

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