Search Results: "Amy Hatvany"


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HEART LIKE MINE by Amy Hatvany
Released: March 19, 2013

"An uplifting and heartwarming experience."
A work of fiction that reads like a collection of memoir pieces. Read full book review >

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IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME by Amy Hatvany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"With nuance and compassion for her characters, Hatvany reveals the fallout of the ultimate betrayal of trust."
A friendship is torn apart after the heartbreaking decisions of one tragic night. Read full book review >

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SAFE WITH ME by Amy Hatvany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Readers might want to keep a box of tissues nearby."
A delicately crafted story by Hatvany (Heart Like Mine, 2013, etc.) about one mother who turns her loss into another mother's heartfelt gain, thanks to the miracle of organ transplantation. Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF SISTERS by Amy Hatvany
Released: July 31, 2012

"Readers who prefer fiction that provides much simpler resolutions than life ever does will like Hatvany's once-over-lightly approach just fine."
When her severely disabled sister becomes pregnant, Nicole Hunter must confront the family issues she fled 10 years earlier. Read full book review >

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BEST KEPT SECRET by Amy Hatvany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"With some unsettling descriptions of despair, Hatvany keeps this potentially harrowing story lighthearted and hopeful."
A divorced, alcoholic mother finds her way into a fairy tale in which the promise of her young son's love helps her defeat naysayers and overcome her demons, finally. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE LINES by Amy Hatvany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Although plunged into devastating losses as well as great joy, Hatvany's characters suffer from a lack of emotional range and a predictable plot."
What if the best thing for an artist is to lose his creativity? What if the best thing for a father is to leave his family? What if the best thing for a little girl is to lose her father? Who decides what's best? Read full book review >

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WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >

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A GLORIOUS DAY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A sensitive observer in top form, Schwartz has created a treasure of a tale that captures marvels in everyday life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With perfect pitch and hilariously deadpan delivery, Schwartz follows a two- (or so) year-old through an ordinary, completely wonderful day. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO BELONGED TO NO ONE by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"It's a warm, well-appointed tale; both author and illustrator show a keen eye for detail. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hardworking girl meets scruffily cute mutt. Read full book review >

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THINGS I LEARNED IN SECOND GRADE by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Just right. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When red-headed Andrew started second grade, he didn't know how to spell "should," subtract 348 from 411, write in cursive, or read a chapter book. Read full book review >

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GABBY GROWING UP by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

A sequel to The Purple Coat (1986) that is, on its own, a tender story. Read full book review >