Search Results: "A.J. Hartley"


BOOK REVIEW

WILL POWER by A.J.  Hartley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A light and entertaining fantasy adventure."
Hartley (Act of Will, 2009, etc.) delivers the second installment of his charming fantasy series. Read full book review >

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FIREBRAND by A.J.  Hartley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2017

"Readers who come for the tightly plotted mystery will stay for the heroine who does all she can to resist. (Mystery/fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three months after the events of Steeplejack (2016), Anglet Sutonga investigates an elite social club to uncover the identity of a thief and traitor. But as she follows each clue, the Lani girl discovers that wealth, bigotry, and political power intersect to deplorable effect. Read full book review >

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DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE INSIDIOUS BLECK by A.J.  Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Neither a whiz-bang finish nor a tacked-on environmental message can save Darwen's second adventure; hopefully his third will reignite the series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A class trip thrusts Darwen and his friends into world-hopping danger. Read full book review >

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STEEPLEJACK by A.J.  Hartley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2016

"Smart political intrigue wrapped in all the twists and turns of a good detective story makes for a rip-roaring series opener. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
This latest novel from Hartley (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2014, etc.), his debut for teens, is social commentary masquerading as crime fiction masquerading as fantasy.Read full book review >

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DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE PEREGRINE PACT by A.J.  Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Darwen would say. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
As if new living arrangements, new school and new country weren't enough to contend with, how about facing whole new worlds? Read full book review >

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FRUITS OF INDIA by Jill Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Vegetables of India (ISBN: 970-81-907546-9-9) and Flowers of India (ISBN: 978-81-907546-7-5) publish simultaneously. (Board book. 1-3)"
Luscious photographs of fruits take readers on a gastronomic trip to India, presenting foods North American readers will recognize readily (watermelons, strawberries and grapes, for example) and some that will seem more exotic (pomegranate, custard apple and jackfruit, to name a few). Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Savory appetizers that will cause curious readers to order the full 12-course meal."
From the massive 12-volume The Letters of Charles Dickens, editor Hartley (English Literature/Roehampton Univ.; Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women, 2008, etc.) selects letters that illuminate the dimensions of Dickens' mind, the range of his interests and the scale of his moods and passions. Read full book review >

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THE FINDING PLACE by Julie Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Although at first glance this unremarkable novel is about international adoption, set against a well-realized Chinese backdrop, the true focus is on the consequences of abandonment. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Adopted by Canadians as a baby from China, Kelly's trying to deal with her disheartening new life since her previously loving father walked out on the family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"Overall, morbid and engaging."
Raised by British parents in East Africa, former Reuters correspondent Hartley chronicles a decade of encounters with the world's bloodiest conflicts and considers the twisted legacy of colonialism through the microcosm of his own family. Read full book review >

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DREADFULWATER SHOWS UP by Hartley GoodWeather
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Even armchair sleuths who can see the solution from a mile away will appreciate GoodWeather's unerring knack for converting social, racial, and economic conflict into blissful farce."
GoodWeather, a.k.a. novelist Thomas King (Truth and Bright Water, 2000, etc.), debuts with a droll comedy of murder on a reservation overrun with developers, technocrats, and Native American goofballs. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >