HNR Issue 59 (February 2012)

The Tin Ticket: Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women

By Deborah J. Swiss - Published 2011

Genres:

Nonfiction

There’s a joke: A tourist passing through Customs in Sydney is asked by the agent if he has a criminal record. The ...Read Review

Off the Rails

By Beryl Kingston - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Set in York, England, from 1830, this book is mainly a true account of George Hudson, the most remarkable rogue of the Victorian railway ...Read Review

The Sailor’s Ransom

By Brian Thompson - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The plot in Brian Thompson’s most recent historical novel revolves around matchmaking. Heroine Bella Wallis is introduced to a young heiress, Mary ...Read Review

Hope at Holly Cottage

By Tania Crosse - Published 2011

Genres:

Plymouth, England, 1954. World War II is over, and young Anna Millington should be looking forward to life as she studies to become a ...Read Review

Elm Tree Road

By Anna Jacobs - Published 2011

Genres:

Romance

Anna Jacobs has a long track record. Some fifty novels, according to the dust jacket of this one, all presumably ticking the same ...Read Review

Death on the Rive Nord

By Adrian Magson - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the second in Magson’s Lucas Rocco series, set in Picardie in the early 1960s. Rocco, a tough Parisian detective posted ...Read Review

Kafka’s Leopards

By Moacyr Scliar - By Thomas O. Beebee (trans.) - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

1916: In a shtetl in Bessarabia, Czarist Russia, lives Benjamin Kantarovich, 19, nicknamed “Mousy,” whose sick friend, Yossi, asks him to undertake a secret revolutionary ...Read Review

I, Judas

By James Reich - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

As Taliban fundamentalists dynamited the Bamiyan Buddhas, with this book Reich blows up the Gospels. How can I, Judas possibly be described for ...Read Review

In Darkness

By Nick Lake - Published 2012

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Two years after the earthquake, the crippling poverty and devastation faced by the Haitian people has all but disappeared from the news in ...Read Review

The Tigress of Forlì: The Life of Renaissance Italy’s Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de Medici

By Elizabeth Lev - Published 2011

Genres:

Nonfiction

Caterina Sforza, born in 1463, lived a full life. The illegitimate daughter of the future Duke of Milan, she was married at age ten ...Read Review