HNR Issue 53 (August 2010)

My Lady Domino

By Jeannie Machin - Published 2010



This frothily entertaining Regency romance features the beautiful Adele Russell, once rich and pampered, now penniless and forced to earn her own living ...Read Review

Silver and Gold

By David Sakmyster - Published 2009



In 1895, in the Yukon Territory, young Delin Wetherwax is a reclusive prospector known for his uncanny ability to find gold and silver. This ...Read Review

The House of Special Purpose

By John Boyne - Published 2010



In this so-called ‘novel of the Romanovs’, John Boyne does what he has done so successfully in his previous novels, The Boy in ...Read Review

Fall of Giants

By Ken Follett - Published 2010



This ambitious novel, the first of a projected trilogy covering most of the 20th century, tells the story of five interrelated families—American, ...Read Review

Nights Beneath the Nation

By Denis Kehoe - Published 2010



Told in the first person, this novel, part gay love story and part mystery, just misses being very good. It is beautifully, even ...Read Review

The More I Owe You

By Michael Sledge - Published 2010


Biographical FictionLiterary

American poet Elizabeth Bishop spent much of her life running from her demons. In 1951, while recovering from a particularly bad bout with alcohol, ...Read Review

We, the Drowned

By Carsten Jensen - Published 2010



In 1848, war erupts in the Danish region of Schleswig-Holstein, and the coastal town of Marstal forms a land guard to do its part. ...Read Review

Young Samurai: The Way of the Dragon

By Chris Bradford - Published 2010


Children/Young Adult

1613, Japan. In his third adventure, young Jack Fletcher is continuing at the samurai training school, this time struggling to master the Two Heavens, ...Read Review

Time Train to the Blitz

By Sophie Mackenzie - Published 2010


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Using the device of time travel via a train that appears from nowhere Joe, Scarlett and Pippy the dog go where fate sends ...Read Review

The Sprig of Broom

By Barbara Willard - Published 2010


Children/Young Adult

This book, the second in the Mantlemass series, was runner-up for the Guardian Award in 1972. It opens in 1506, in the reign of Henry ...Read Review