Search Results: "Allison Hoover Bartlett"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2009

"Not only a 'cautionary tale for those who plan to deal in rare books in the future,' but a demonstration of how a seasoned reporter can disregard the ethics of objectivity."
A Janet Malcolm-style reflection on the ramifications of a reporter's interaction with a criminal, in this case one with a bibliomania shared by the antiquarian book dealer pursuing him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORVIS by H.M. Hoover
Released: Aug. 1, 1987

"A friendly and cheerful story, with Orris particularly well-drawn; a little predictable, but the threats and rescues are believable, and the theme of tension between spacers and earth people isn't overworked."
Two spacer kids stranded on earth befriend an ancient robot, and together they find sanctuary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"So, as science fiction, this gets a fiction 8, science 5."
Abby, already at 12 a cheerful hostess at the fashionable inn her great-uncle runs on Earth, takes an instant dislike to Brian, the snobbish, arrogant son of wealthy off-Earth settlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Trash by Laurie Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"A stark, striking study of childhood abuse and recovery."
A woman recalls her traumatic, impoverished childhood growing up in Canada in the 1970s and '80s in this debut fictionalized memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOTTOMLAND by Michelle Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Deftly imagined and written, Hoover's second novel offers an intriguing, modern take on a classic American landscape."
The voices emerging from a brooding farmhouse in early-20th-century Iowa reveal its residents' secrets and desires—some expected, some less so. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"A familiar story skillfully reimagined for today's gadget-savvy youth."
Hannah Hadley is a young special agent who must thwart a clear and present danger to the United States in Hoover's "smart is cool" young adult novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONLY CHILD by H.M. Hoover
Released: March 1, 1992

"Not one of Hoover's better efforts. (Fiction. 9+)"
Cody, born on the research ship Annie Cannon, is 12 before he leaves the ship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINDS OF MARS by H.M. Hoover
Released: June 1, 1995

"Readers learn how interstellar trade, corporate interests, and greed shaped a frightening and at times too-familiar society, more concerned with maximizing its profits than caring for its own citizens. (Fiction. 11+)"
Hoover (Only Child, 1992, etc.) makes Mars the futuristic setting for a compelling coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUICKENING by Michelle Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Ultimately, this is the story of survival—how life quickens and is borne on through turmoil, pain and perseverance. At times slow-moving, but imbued throughout with a careful and evenly wrought lyricism."
The struggles and embroilments of neighboring farm households in the upper Midwest beginning in the summer of 1913 through the Great Depression, as narrated by the farmers' wives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Travels through a Toxic Shock Nightmare by Howard Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2014

"A fascinating tour through the escapist fantasies of an everyday brain in an exceptional crisis."
Debut author Hoover's intensely personal, wryly playful chronicle of his internal journey through the landscapes of his confused mind during an extended hospitalization for sepsis and toxic shock syndrome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAWN PALACE by H.M. Hoover
Released: April 1, 1988

"Medea's reputation; Hoover's version is especially thoughtful and well worked out."
A revisionist account of the legendary evil figure—here, portrayed as more sinned against than sinning—from a well-regarded SF author. Read full book review >