HNR Issue 79 (February 2017)

The Chosen Maiden

By Eva Stachniak - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In her fifth novel, Eva Stachniak tells the story of real-life dancers Bronia Nijinska and Vaslav Nijinsky, siblings who took the world of ...Read Review

A Hope at the End of the World

By D.W. Lovett (trans.) - By Sarah Lark - Published 2017

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In 1944, with WWII raging, two Polish orphans, 16-year-old Luzyna and 19-year-old Helena, are surviving in the relative safety of a refugee camp in ...Read Review

Tom Dooley: An American Tragedy

By Bill Brooks - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In post-Civil war North Carolina, a love triangle and a murder end in the hanging of Tom Dula. The legend of Tom Dooley ...Read Review

When the War is Over

By Barbara Fox - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

It is difficult to classify this book. The best description is probably ‘fictionalised biography’ illustrated with actual photographs. It is a book to ...Read Review

Arminius: The Limits of Empire

By Robert Fabbri - Published 2017

Genres:

Military

9 AD. Arminius of the Cherusci leads an alliance of six Germanic tribes against the might of the Roman Empire. The story is told ...Read Review

A Tale of Two Maidens: A Medieval French Story of Fate, Adventure, and the Hundred Years’ War

By Anne Echols - Published 2016

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The history of Jehanne la Pucelle, or Joan of Arc, is often told, but Echols has chosen a fresh perspective in her narrator, ...Read Review

Root, Petal, Thorn

By Ella Joy Olsen - Published 2016

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“Understand there is a little sad in every story.” Ivy, a recently widowed mother of two, takes that mantra seriously. She lives in ...Read Review

The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

By Catherine Hewitt - Published 2015Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1848, Emilie-Louise Delabigne was born to a single mother who had turned to prostitution to provide for her seven children. As a teenager, ...Read Review

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

By Douglas Smith - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

By any standards, Grigory Rasputin led an extraordinary life. He was born in 1869 in a remote Siberian village; during his twenties, he began ...Read Review

Summer’s Grace

By Vanessa Hannam - Published 2016

Genres:

Nautical

1740. Commodore George Anson sets off on his hazardous voyage to the New World with orders to capture the annual Spanish treasure galleon in ...Read Review

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