HNR Issue 61 (August 2012)

The Housemaid’s Daughter

By Barbara Mutch - Published 2012

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Set in South Africa, this novel follows the lives of two women divided by colour yet united by friendship and shared love of ...Read Review

Death in August

By Marco Vichi - By Stephen Sartarelli (trans.) - Published 2012

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Mystery/Crime

Set in Florence in 1963, this murder mystery offers the delights and peculiarities of Italy. As the city melts in August heat, Inspector Bordelli ...Read Review

Monster

By Dave Zeltserman - Published 2012

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

When I watch Frankenstein, the misery and longing in Boris Karloff’s eyes make me ache for the mute monster. Though it’s ...Read Review

Carla and the Vikings

By Mary Elizabeth Nelson - Published 2012

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Children/Young Adult

Thirteen-year-old Catla lives in a small Anglo-Saxon village on the coast of England, where her future is laid out for her: her father ...Read Review

The Aleppo Codex

By Matti Friedman - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

A codex called the Crown begins life in 930 AD Tiberius at the hand of a rabbinical scribe. It is masoretic, meaning it includes ...Read Review

Rebel

By Jack Whyte - Published 2012

Genres:

Adventure

The first of The Bravehearts Chronicles goes from a horrific prologue into a narrative of two boys: orphaned, abused and fleeing for their ...Read Review

Keeping Bad Company (A Liberty Lane Mystery)

By Caro Peacock - Published 2012

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Mystery/Crime

At a gathering in London just prior to the First Opium War, “private inquiry agent” Liberty Lane is thrilled to meet her older ...Read Review

The Boy Who Stole the Leopard’s Spots

By Tamar Myers - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1935, in the Belgian Congo, two young boys of the Bapende tribe participate in the ancient tradition of cannibalism. Twins, one of them ...Read Review

The Free World

By David Bezmozgis - Published 2012

Genres:

Saga

In the 1970s, more than a quarter of a million Jews left the Soviet Union in search of religious and political freedom; many ...Read Review

Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us

By Rachelle Bergstein - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

Women (and some men) love shoes; they speak to us. In the last 100 years, certain shoes have become iconic, symbolizing eras in history. ...Read Review