HNR Issue 70 (November 2014)

Red Shadow

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

1941. The Nazis invade Russia. Misha, our teenage hero, tells us what life is like under Stalin and the NKVD. His father is a ...Read Review

Passenger on the Pearl

By Winifred Conkling - Published 2015


Children/Young AdultNonfiction

In 1848, the anti-slavery movement is gaining strength, but it is legal to own slaves in Washington, D.C. However, if enslaved persons can ...Read Review

Tudor Versus Stuarts: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots

By Linda Porter - Published 2014



Linda Porter’s new tour de force covers ground left out of most histories of the Tudor period while not constantly rehashing well-known ...Read Review

Unstoppable Octobia May

By Sharon Flake - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

In the year 1953, curious and imaginative ten-year-old Octobia May believes her aunt’s boarder, Mr. Davenport, is a vampire, and she sets out ...Read Review

Lies We Tell Ourselves

By Robin Talley - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

1950, Virginia. Five Black pupils, including Sarah Dunbar, are starting at the previously all-white Jefferson High School, and Segregationist protesters are out in force. ...Read Review

The Brethren

By Robert Merle - By T. Jefferson Kline (trans.) - Published 2014


In the 16th-century Périgord region of France, two veteran soldiers of the French king’s Norman legion arrive, with the money and ...Read Review

Truth Be Told

By Carol Cox - Published 2014



Arizona Territory, 1893. Amelia Wagner loved the summers spent alongside her father, working at his newspaper business in Granite Springs, dedicated to bringing truth ...Read Review

The Truth About Leo

By Katie MacAlister - Published 2014



Bestselling novelist Katie MacAlister returns to her romance roots with her hilarious new Regency novel, and it was worth the wait. Irreverent and ...Read Review