A Dreidel in Time: A New Spin on an Old Tale

By Marcia Berneger - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Devorah and Benjamin are eager for presents on the first night of Hanukkah. Before they are allowed to open their gifts, their grandparents ...Read Review

Shadows in the Stone: A Book of Transformations

By Jack Dann - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

Dann is a well-regarded editor of many science fiction and fantasy anthologies. In this historical fantasy based on Renaissance hermetic mysticism, he imagines ...Read Review

Bangkok Wakes to Rain

By Pitchaya Sudbanthad - Published 2019



In 23 loosely connected short stories, this time-fluid novel weaves in and out of people’s lives, around and through time from the 19th ...Read Review

The Emir’s Trace: An Apulian Novel

By Ursula Janssen - Published 2019


After her uncle’s death, German historian Lia Winter decides to travel to Italy to spend some time with relatives there. Lia stays ...Read Review

A Woman’s War

By S. Block - Published 2019



Simon Block was behind the TV drama Home Fires, and his novel Keep the Home Fires Burning (2018) was reviewed in HNR 86. These introduced ...Read Review

City of Stones

By Dan Cohen - Published 2019



Valen and Cohen have collaborated on an intricate (sometimes too intricate) tale of police corruption, anti-Semitism, and fraud in 1950s Minneapolis. Detective Jake ...Read Review

The Spice King (Hope and Glory)

By Elizabeth Camden - Published 2019


Inspirational Romance

Annabelle Larkin, recent graduate of Kansas State Agricultural College, is trying to turn her temporary position as botanical specialist at the Smithsonian Institution ...Read Review

The Literary Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Volumes 1 and 2

By Daniel D. Victor - Published 2019



A very entertaining and often enlightening read. Holmes and Watson, in their traditional Conan Doyle personas, encounter several real-life literary greats who were ...Read Review

Only Gossip Prospers: A Novel of Louisa May Alcott in New York

By Lorraine Tosiello - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Following the success of her novel Little Women, Louisa May Alcott took an extended trip to New York City. Only Gossip Prospers presents ...Read Review

Courting Anna: Women of Destiny

By Cate Simon - Published 2019



Anna Harrison is a lawyer in late 19th-century Montana and somewhat of a celebrity due to her sex and her refusal to marry ...Read Review