HNR Issue 96 (May 2021)

From the Ashes

By Melissa Addey - Published 2021


In 79 AD Pompeii, a slave and scribe, Althea, is offered to Marcus, a former soldier, and operator of the amphitheater. Althea’s master ...Read Review

Libertie: A Novel

By Kaitlyn Greenidge - Published 2021


On the surface, Libertie is a coming-of-age novel. Libertie Sampson, free-born, dark Black daughter of the much lighter and more self-assured Dr. Catherine ...Read Review

The Personal Librarian

By Marie Benedict - By Victoria Christopher Murray - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Marie Benedict’s historical novels have been entertaining and educating historical fiction readers for years, and award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray has penned ...Read Review

Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife (Six Tudor Queens 6)

By Alison Weir - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Chronicling Katharine Parr’s life from her first marriage through to the end of her fourth is a huge accomplishment. Through Katharine’s ...Read Review

Angel of Greenwood

By Randi Pink - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Angel Hill and Isaiah Wilson have grown up in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the prosperous Black community known until summer 1921 as “...Read Review

Letters from Johnny

By Wayne Ng - Published 2021



In 1970, 11-year-old Johnny Wong lives in a Toronto tenement with his Chinese mother. Mother speaks little English and at times works two jobs, ...Read Review

All Things That Deserve to Perish: A Novel of Wilhelmine Germany

By Dana Mack - Published 2020


In 1896, Elisabeth (Lisi) von Schwabacher, a gifted pianist and the daughter of a Jewish banker, returns home to Berlin after three years of ...Read Review

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie and the Elegant Ride

By Jean Flahive - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

Millie Thayer is caught up in a dream, but world events may derail the plan to exchange her Maine farm life for more ...Read Review

The Lady Has a Past

By Amanda Quick - Published 2021



1930s Burning Cove, California, is a place to begin afresh. On the job for three whole days, Lyra Brazier, San Francisco socialite and ...Read Review

Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas

By Sam Maggs - Published 2021


Children/Young AdultNautical

This graphic novel recounts the adventures of real-life 18th-century pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, with cameo appearances by Jack Rackham. Anne’s ...Read Review

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