HNR Issue 70 (November 2014)

Radio Girl

By Carol Brendler - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Cece is a fourteen-year-old with big dreams, especially for a girl living above a Newark, New Jersey hardware store in 1938 – she wants to ...Read Review

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

By Richard Flanagan - Published 2014Published 2014-08-25



“Why at the beginning… is there always light?” muses Dorrigo Evans, recalling, as a one-year-old in 1915, the sun flooding a church hall in ...Read Review

Saint Brigid’s Bones: A Celtic Adventure

By Philip Freeman - Published 2014



In this swiftly told tale set in 6th-century Ireland, Sister Deirdre is tasked with the most important job of the monastery at Kildare: ...Read Review

The Storyteller’s Granddaughter

By Margaret Redfern - Published 2014


Set in 1336, and starting in Anatolia, The Storyteller’s Granddaughter tells the tale of 17-year-old Sophia, whose beloved herbalist grandmother had just died. ...Read Review

Pirate: Privateer

By Tim Severin - Published 2014



This fourth installment of Tim Severin’s Pirate series finds Hector Lynch and his companions plundering a Spanish wreck. Having promised his wife, ...Read Review

The Torrid Zone

By Alaric Bond - Published 2014



War with France at the turn of the 19th century means conflict and intrigue on the high seas. HMS Scylla, led by Post ...Read Review

Loving Rose: The Redemption of Malcolm Sinclair

By Stephanie Laurens - Published 2014



Laurens is back on form with this light, bubbly romance set in Regency England. Malcolm Sinclair, pantomime baddy of previous Laurens books, is ...Read Review

The Dead Queen’s Garden

By Nicola Slade - Published 2014



This is the third in Slade’s Charlotte Richmond Investigates series, set in Hampshire, England, in 1858. Her previous books have been praised by ...Read Review

The Day without Yesterday

By Stuart Clark - Published 2014


Biographical Fiction

The last of Clark’s Sky’s Dark Labyrinth trilogy turns its focus on the progress of physics and astronomy in the 1910s-1930...Read Review

The Hormone Factory

By Saskia Goldschmidt - Published 2014



Mordechai de Paauw—womanizer, cheat, and ruthless businessman—is a despicable man, yet the perfect narrator. The heir to a Dutch meatpacking family, ...Read Review

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