HNR Issue 51 (February 2010)

Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears

By Diane Glancy - Published 2009

Genres:

LiteraryWestern

The Trail of Tears is over, but the Cherokee who survived the punishing winter march from North Carolina to Oklahoma must now face ...Read Review

Jacob’s Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the Civil War

By Donald McCaig - Published 2009

Genres:

LiterarySaga

The American Civil War has always served as an irresistible magnet for fictional accounts of families struggling with questions of basic survival in ...Read Review

Rich Girl, Poor Girl

By Val Wood - Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

Two girls, one rich and one poor, lose their mothers in similar circumstances on the same day. Polly takes a job as a ...Read Review

Spooner

By Pete Dexter - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

A thin line separates oddity from craziness! Spooner is a young boy and later man who follows the dictates of his thoughts and ...Read Review

The Silent Gift

By Cindy Kelley - By Michael Landon Jr. - Published 2009

Genres:

Inspirational

Hard times filled the lives of 1930s Depression America, soon to get even more difficult for Mary Godwin and her deaf-mute son, Jack. ...Read Review

No Less Than Victory

By Jeff Shaara - Published 2009

Genres:

Military

The final novel in this three book series starts in November 1944 in the middle of a B-17 bombing mission over Berlin that goes ...Read Review

The Swan Thieves

By Elizabeth Kostova - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

An enchanting story and a deeply human experience. At the end of it, one feels compelled to paint, or write, sing or make ...Read Review

I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend

By Cora Harrison - By Susan Hellard (illus.) - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This is a very readable “journal” which covers the period from February to April 1791 as written by Jane Austen’s cousin, Jane Cooper. ...Read Review

Churchill’s German Army

By Helen Fry - Published 2009

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

Some 10,000 German and Austrian refugees, many of whom were Jews, enlisted in the British army, navy and air force to fight their Nazi ...Read Review

Small Wars

By Sadie Jones - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

MilitaryRomance

                 Cyprus 1956. The newly promoted Major Hal Treherne is sent to the garrison at Episkopi, where his wife Clara and their young twin ...Read Review