Search Results: "Alexandra Michelle Hobson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 12, 2012

"Despite aesthetic faults, a cute story that expresses an important life lesson—treat others the way you want to be treated—from a unique point of view."
A scorned, humble Baltimore City pigeon works hard to feed his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS COCA-COLA by Michelle Hartman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"Chreiteh is a fresh voice in the Arab world, though either she or translator Hartman is overly addicted to exclamation points that give far too many sentences an inflated and artificial oomph."
The title refers to an advertising slogan, one that appears on a billboard in Beirut, for the ubiquitous soft drink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST OF THE OFOS by Geary Hobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2000

"A compassionate sketch, and deceptively simple quiet study, that manages to put a human face on the sadly logical outcome of a national history of genocide."
paper 0-8165-1959-5 A slender but illuminating debut novel from Cherokee/Chickasaw poet and Oklahoma professor Hobson offers a sympathetic view of a Louisiana man who becomes the last of his kind, with the awful knowledge that no one will ever speak to him in his native tongue again. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUBBY, THE MAGIC PENCIL by Heather Hobson
Released: Dec. 18, 2014

"Engaging but in need of some fine tuning to realize its imagination-stirring potential."
In this uneven but enjoyable fantasy, a young girl finds that a seemingly ordinary little pencil opens the door to a magical adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2009

"A skillfully written history of the trials of some the earliest American colonists."
The exquisitely detailed story of the 17th-century ship that helped inspire Shakespeare's The Tempest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MENCKEN by Fred Hobson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"Even as he pursues Mencken's tracks, however, Hobson honors his privacy, respects his truths, and preserves his dignity."
By timing the posthumous release of his personal papers, Mencken (1880-1956) directs his biographers from his grave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2002

"An appealing new voice whispers words that convey the range of human emotions."
An affecting memoir by a young Englishwoman who was studying in Russia as the Soviet system crumbled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER FINE MESS by Tony Bonning
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Hobson's homey illustrations—these homes may be subterranean, but they are full of cheer and light and even antimacassars—give the story a warm glow, even as it offers straight talk on trash. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recycling ins and outs from Bonning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANS MOI by Marie Desplechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The crises seem desultory, and the triumphs somewhat cheerless, but French author Desplechin captures a thick sense of 'everydayness'—which is, after all, where much of our lives are spent."
A well-written, articulate US debut, a collection of moments and glimpses rendered in a drowsily meditative prose, chronicles an improbably successful partnership between two women as they wrestle together a contentment that has thus far eluded them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARCEL FOR STANLEY by Ian Whybrow
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The sloping green hills and rounded yellow and orange trees of the flat, childlike setting charm; older children will be bored, but the story has a enough hints for preschoolers to easily guess Stanley's new talent. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Stanley, a rabbit, doesn't seem to do much; his friends the ginger cat, a duck, a fire engine, and Lizzie, the cow, worry that he is idle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING IT TO HEART by Marie Desplechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

A smartly written 1995 debut collection of eight stories, by the French author of the novel Sans Moi (2001). Read full book review >