HNR Issue 64 (May 2013)


By Goran Powell - Published 2012


Before World War II, the island of Okinawa was a world of quiet fishing communities, modest homes, and Goju Ryu Karate. The hero ...Read Review

The Tin Horse

By Janice Steinberg - Published 2013


Elaine Greenstein is downsizing to a retirement home, but her life as a fierce civil rights lawyer is important enough that the library ...Read Review

The House Girl

By Tara Conklin - Published 2013


Art, slavery and the nature of freedom are the themes of Tara Conklin’s haunting and powerful novel. Lina Sparrow is a young ...Read Review

The Boleyn King

By Laura Andersen - Published 2013


Alternate History

What if Anne Boleyn had not miscarried of her son and savior in the winter of 1536 and instead had given Henry VIII the ...Read Review

Mission Libertad

By Lizette M. Lantigua - Published 2012


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Young teen Luisito Ramirez and his parents flee Cuba in 1979, on a rickety raft with a failing motor. They lose their food and ...Read Review

The Quietness

By Alison Rattle - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Queenie is desperate to escape the harsh reality of daily survival in her poverty-stricken home. Love exists there but is dulled by the ...Read Review

The Dreyfus Affair: The Story of the Most Infamous Miscarriage of Justice in French History

By Piers Paul Read - Published 2012



This notorious case has undergone numerous academic and popular study, following the centenary of Alfred Dreyfus’ rehabilitation in 1906. The subtitle of Read’s ...Read Review

Recipe for Treason: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery

By Andrea Penrose - Published 2012



What a wonderful combination of a Regency-era cloak-and-dagger mystery and chocolate cookbook! Each chapter features a mouthwatering recipe of Lady Arianna’s as ...Read Review

Dark Prairie

By John D. Nesbitt - Published 2013



Nesbitt’s laconic 1890s Western opens when a stranger rides into the small town of Winsome, Wyoming. Dunbar has a lot of curiosity ...Read Review

Requiem for a Lost Empire

By Andre Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) - Published 2003Published 2013



This novel spans three generations – from 1917, when the narrator’s grandfather fought for the Red Army, through World War II, when his father ...Read Review