HNR Issue 50 (November 2009)

Broken Jewel

By David L. Robbins - Published 2009

Genres:

Thriller

A Japanese prison camp in the Philippines is the setting for a tense novel of brutality, endurance, hope, and, most of all, love. ...Read Review

Our Lady of the Night

By Ernesto Mestre-Reed (trans.) - By Mayra Santos-Febres - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This novel is set in Puerto Rico during the first half of the 20th century. It opens with the protagonist, Isabel Luberza, presiding ...Read Review

The Shape of Him

By Gill Schierhout - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Sara Highbury is haunted by her long-ago relationship with Herbert Wakeford, a diamond digger in 1920s South Africa. When Herbert was diagnosed with ...Read Review

Curriculum Vitae

By Peter Cole (trans.) - By Yoel Hoffman - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiteraryShort Stories

Part fiction, part memoir, Hoffmann’s novel could mean many things to readers, or it could mean nothing. Written as a series of 100 ...Read Review

Goodnight Vienna

By J. H. Schryer - Published 2009

Genres:

Thriller

Goodnight Vienna is a ’30s title out of the last century – but this is a modern novel printed in 2009. The story takes place ...Read Review

Stardust

By Joseph Kanon - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

In 1945 Hollywood, the end of World War II, while cause for rejoicing, also ushered in the beginning of the Communist witch hunts. Ben ...Read Review

Off Season

By Anne Rivers Siddons - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

With Off Season, Anne Rivers Siddons demonstrates again why she is lauded as one of America’s most popular and respected literary writers. ...Read Review

The Calligrapher’s Daughter

By Eugenia Kim - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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