HNR Issue 51 (February 2010)

Starlight and Promises

By Cat Lindler - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

In 1891, British botanist Richard Colchester and his friend James Truett come across a smilodon (saber-tooth tiger) while visiting an island near Tasmania. Richard ...Read Review

Meggie’s Remains

By Joanne Sundell - Published 2009

Genres:

RomanceWestern

In 1874 Meggie McMurphy changes her name to Rose Rochester (after the Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre) and flees Boston to Colorado to escape ...Read Review

Dream of Reason

By Carol Maier (trans.) - By Rosa Chacel - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Rosa Chacel is a Spanish modernist writer whose novel explores the meaning of thought, language, reason, and the emotions as they stream together ...Read Review

The Saffron Gate

By Linda Holeman - Published 2010

Genres:

RomanceSaga

This book was a delightful surprise. I do not usually review romantic fiction, but this arrived just after I had sent out a ...Read Review

The Dogs and the Wolves

By Irène Némirovsky - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Irène Némirovsky was born in Kiev in 1903, the daughter of a Jewish banker. In 1918, the family fled the revolution, settling in ...Read Review

A Duty to the Dead

By Charles Todd - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Todd (the pseudonym for a mother-son writing team) departs from the Inspector Ian Rutledge series in this engrossing mystery featuring World War I ...Read Review

Hitler’s War: September 1938 — War is declared

By Harry Turtledove - Published 2009

Genres:

Alternate HistoryMilitary

Many people regard alternative history as neither legitimate history nor legitimate historical fiction. Yet the past has meaning only in the light of ...Read Review

Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah

By Patti Dickinson - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

A joint biography of both a famed advisor, coach and surrogate father, and nineteen of his students, spans the lifetime of Coach Thompson ...Read Review

Oscar’s Books

By Thomas Wright - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a wonderfully well written biography of Oscar Wilde, and one which takes a very different approach, for it covers the great ...Read Review

Warriors

By Jack Ludlow - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

11th century. Apulia in southern Italy is part of a declining Byzantine Empire and increasingly under attack from the Lombards, who hold much ...Read Review