HNR Issue 81 (August 2017)


By Olga Swan - Published 2016


The Vichy government was the collaborationist regime headed by Marechal Petain which was permitted by the Nazis to rule central and southeastern France ...Read Review

All the Best People

By Sonja Yoerg - Published 2017


In Vermont in the late 1920s, Solange was a young woman who fell in love, married, and had a baby. Her husband was ...Read Review


By Anna Kushner (trans.) - By Leonardo Padura - Published 2017



In 1939, the S.S. Saint Louis arrived in Cuba with 900 Jewish refugees. They boarded hoping for a new life, only to be turned ...Read Review

Flame in the Mist

By Renée Ahdieh - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

Mariko, the daughter of a renowned samurai family in medieval Japan, is totally unlike any of her female counterparts, having an insatiable curiosity, ...Read Review

A Castle in England

By Jamie Rhodes - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultShort Stories

For several months in early 2016, researcher and author Jamie Rhodes lived in Scotney Castle in Kent, South-East England. There he walked the grounds, ...Read Review

Naomi’s Hope

By Jan Drexler - Published 2017



Naomi Schrock and her adopted son, Davey, are newcomers settling into the Amish community in Indiana in 1864. The group is just beginning to ...Read Review

The Body in the Clouds

By Ashley Hay - Published 2017



In Ashley Hay’s debut novel, The Body in the Clouds (published in the US following The Railwayman’s Wife), she attempts to ...Read Review

Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West

By William Hogeland - Published 2017



Hogeland’s book is a finely researched entry about a war about which few Americans are aware—the war to eradicate the Native ...Read Review

Raven’s Feast: Hakon’s Saga, Book 2

By Eric Schumacher - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Very rarely does one come across a book written about the man remembered as Hakon the Good or Hakon Adalsteinsfostre. As Mr Schumacher ...Read Review

For the Winner: A Novel of Jason and the Argonauts

By Emily Hauser - Published 2017Published 2017-10-03



Myths are stories that are told and re-told over centuries. Each generation takes the same basic tale but turns it into something relevant ...Read Review