Search Results: "Adriana Hunter"


BOOK REVIEW

HUNTER by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"As a companion piece, this may be of interest to readers who enjoyed Walters' previous book; as a plea for humane treatment of feral cats, it's a somewhat clumsy but obviously heartfelt statement; unfortunately, however, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
An interesting experiment in collaborative creation and complementary storytelling, this Canadian import falls short as a stand-alone work. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Captivating, dynamic, well-paced, and thrilling. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Joyeaux Charmand is a young Hunter, chosen from her village to join the Hunter corps of Apex, protecting its Cits from the Othersiders—fantastical, menacing creatures—and also protecting the secrets and people of her village back home. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by James Byron Huggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Villainous ultrababble."
Volcanic, hypergalactic supersequel to Huggins's Cain (1997), which was bought for film by Bruce Willis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Let's hope it's less awestruck than the first two. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The author of Female Difficulties (1985) offers the second recent biographical love letter (see Paul Perry's Fear and Loathing, p. 1361) to America's notorious outlaw journalist. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE by Geneviève Jurgensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Jurgensen's is a powerful voice for the unbearable sadness caused by death and the courage and love it takes to live with both the pain of loss and the cherished memories."
A French mother's lyrical and haunting memoir of the deaths of her two young daughters and how she has coped with this terrible loss. Read full book review >

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COUPLE MECHANICS by Nelly Alard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"More jaded and demanding than most American domestic tragicomedies, this novel packs a surprising emotional wallop, raising questions about the natures of passion and marriage within the context of early-21st-century French politics with references to France's Muslim veil controversy and Simone de Beauvoir."
The title perfectly captures the tone of French author Alard's second novel, which examines a marriage in crisis as if it were a working, or perhaps broken, machine. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER & ALESTRIA by Shan Sa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"The power of the author's previous historical fiction came largely from a meticulous sense of historical detail missing in this artifice, which never comes to mythological or fictional life."
Beijing-born novelist and painter Shan Sa (Empress, 2006, etc.) imagines the life of Alexander the Great in terms of his impassioned love affair with an Amazon warrior queen. Read full book review >

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A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA by Valérie Zenatti
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"The overall effect is one of a haunting relationship that will help teens understand both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Fiction. YA)"
When a bomb explodes at a nearby café on the evening of the tenth anniversary of a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, Tal, a 17-year-old Israeli girl, decides to reach out to a Palestinian neighbor. Read full book review >

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THE UNFORESEEN by Christian Oster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Eccentric, elusive and at times explosively funny. A lucid allegorical gem."
If Eugène Ionesco had written Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," he might have produced something very like this terse, teasing novel Read full book review >

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THE WHITE PATH by Viviane Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Moore's descriptions of the pilgrimage's hardships are gripping, but the prose in her English-language debut is turgid Ivanhoe with a Gallic accent."
Easter 1146: After thousands of pilgrims gather for the Paschal Mass in Le Puy, France, many of them will walk, some barefoot, in deadly winter weather over the Pyrenees to the Saint Jacques de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Read full book review >

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THE VENICE ADRIANA by Ethan Mordden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"But all of this only serves to underline Mark's own lack of color or life: He fails in his mission in more ways than one, proving a too-pallid narrator for an otherwise gaudy tale."
Few events in life are more apt to be lathered in melodrama than those surrounding a diva in decline, but veteran gay writer Mordden (Some Men Are Lookers, 1997, etc.) offers both more and less by coupling opera with the good life in Venice as seen by an innocent young American on the cusp of his sexual awakening. Read full book review >