HNR Issue 57 (August 2011)

Childish Loves

By Benjamin Markovits - Published 2011


Biographical FictionLiterary

A writer sits down to write poetry or a novel. The thoughts and emotions swirling through this process are actually miscellaneous experiences, thinking, ...Read Review


By Bernard Ashley - Published 2011


Children/Young Adult

  In the 1950s, Makis, a young Greek boy, is brought to London by his mother after their home is destroyed by an ...Read Review

Walk the Wild Road

By Nigel Hinton - Published 2011


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

When 10-year-old Leo finds two abandoned lambs in a ditch by the road, he knows the danger in rescuing them. Feudalism still holds ...Read Review

Chasing the Nightbird

By Krista Russell - Published 2011


Children/Young Adult

Set in 1851 New Bedford, Massachusetts, the center of the whaling industry and a haven for fugitive slaves, Chasing the Nightbird follows plucky 14-year-old ...Read Review

All the World’s a Stage: A Novel in Five Acts

By Gretchen Woelfle - Published 2011


Children/Young Adult

When 12-year-old Kit is caught pick-pocketing at the Theatre playhouse in London, he is given a choice: he can go to prison for ...Read Review

In the Garden of Beasts

By Erik Larson - Published 2011



“Once, at the dawn of a very dark time, an American father and daughter found themselves suddenly transported from their snug home in ...Read Review

The Hand of Fatima

By Ildefonso Falcones - By Nick Caistor (trans.) - Published 2010


In 1564, after years of Christian oppression, the Moors of Granada exact a terrible revenge against their masters: after the ensuing bloodbath, the white ...Read Review

Beat the Drums Slowly

By Adrian Goldsworthy - Published 2011



Set in Spain during the Peninsular War, the story follows the 106th regiment, led by Sir John Moore, as the regiment takes part ...Read Review

The Secret History of Costaguana

By Anne McLean (trans.) - By Juan Gabriel Vásquez - Published 2011



Growing up during France’s disastrous attempt to construct a canal across Panama, José Altamirano’s young life is shaped by the business, ...Read Review

The Book of Crows

By Sam Meekings - Published 2011



  In ancient China of 2000 years ago, a young girl, Jade, is kidnapped and sold to the Whorehouse of a Thousand Sighs. Having ...Read Review