HNR Issue 77 (August 2016)

The Strivers’ Row Spy

By Jason Overstreet - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Roaring Twenties in New York City is a heady, exciting time for people of color, who are transforming art, music, poetry, theater, ...Read Review

A Coin for the Hangman

By Ralph Spurrier - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Capital punishment seems so alien to modern Britain that it is a shock to be reminded that just over fifty years ago there ...Read Review

A Brilliant Death

By Robin Yocum - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Mitch Malone and his best friend, Travis, grow up in Brilliant, Ohio, a sleepy blue-collar town nestled along the Ohio River, just west ...Read Review

Barkskins

By Annie Proulx - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

What is it that makes Annie Proulx’s voice so compelling, so completely her own? She creates characters and situations and then sits ...Read Review

Shakespeare’s Ghost

By Mary Hoffman - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

London, 1610; a dirty, dangerous yet exhilarating place and home to seventeen-year-old Ned Lambert, an actor in Shakespeare’s theatre company, the King’s ...Read Review

Setting the World on Fire: The Brief, Astonishing Life of St. Catherine of Siena

By Shelley Emling - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a slender, straightforward recounting of the life of Catherine Benincasa, born in 1347, the 24th of 25 children of a Sienese wool dyer. ...Read Review

Skin and Bone

By Robin Blake - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

1743 Preston is a quiet place, where the coroner can enjoy an afternoon at the bowling green – until a dead baby is fished out ...Read Review

Beyond the Silence

By Kimberly Woodhouse - By Tracie Peterson - Published 2016

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

It’s 1891, and seven-year-old Jimmy Colton hasn’t spoken a word in the year following his mother’s death, and his father, Woody, ...Read Review

The Darkness and the Thunder

By Stewart Binns - Published 2015

Genres:

Military

As the year 1915 begins, a stalemate occurs with the allies, led by France and Great Britain on the western front, while Russia in ...Read Review

Treason in the Secret City

By Diane Fanning - Published 2016

Genres:

Thriller

Spies have managed to infiltrate Libby Clark’s workplace, not surprisingly given its significance in the war effort. She’s an analytical chemist ...Read Review