Search Results: "August Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

AUGUST by Romina Paula
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Paula's English-language debut is almost impossible to put down: moody, atmospheric, at times cinematic, her novel is indicative of a fresh and fiery talent with, hopefully, more to come."
A young woman returns home five years after her best friend's suicide. Read full book review >

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KEEPER by Kathi Appelt
Kirkus Star
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by August Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2010

"Beautiful and evocative—an absolute 'keeper.' (author's note) (Fiction. 8-10)"
On a day when everything goes wrong, a little girl relies on the magic of the blue moon to turn things around. Read full book review >

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WHEN I MET THE WOLF GIRLS by Deborah Noyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2007

"Basing her story on an actual incident in northwest India in 1920, the author includes a photograph of the girls, a note about the history and sources including a website from which you can access the missionary's own account. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eight-year-old Bulu tells of the two wild children, Kamala and Amala, who were brought to her Indian orphanage to be tamed like the jungle around them. Read full book review >

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WHAT FOREST KNOWS by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Lyon's ability to see the connections among things and her affection for the natural world, amply demonstrated in earlier works, shine through this latest offering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An extended poetic appreciation for what goes on in a forest through the seasons. Read full book review >

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AUGUST HEAT by Andrea Camilleri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Despite its noirish undertones, the perfect beach read for those lucky enough to have found suitable accommodations."
The victim in Inspector Salvo Montalbano's tenth case (The Paper Moon, 2008, etc.) has been waiting six years in a chest in an illegally constructed apartment. Read full book review >

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AUGUST, OCTOBER by Andrés Barba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"This is a coming-of-age novel that can be captivating and possesses many strengths but an equal—perhaps greater—number of weaknesses."
Fourteen-year-old Tomás' life changes forever while on a beach vacation with his family in award-winning Spanish writer Barba's (Rain Over Madrid, 2014, etc.) newly translated novel. Read full book review >

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AUGUST FROST by Monique Roffey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"An oddly moving and poignant tale, unfortunately marred by an amorphous beginning and a pace far too leisurely."
Trinidadian-born Roffey debuts with a strange and magical tale about a young London man's metamorphosis—literally—into an adult. Read full book review >

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AUGUST SNOW by Stephen Mack  Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"This mostly terrific debut holds out the promise that we are at the beginning of an excellent new series."
An ex-cop comes home to Detroit and finds himself embroiled in the investigation of a local business magnate's death. Read full book review >

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AUGUST MOON by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira."
A sweltering summer that would make most Minnesota librarians grateful for their climate control brings several dangerous cases to an amateur sleuth who just can't stick to the stacks. Read full book review >

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AUGUST HEAT by Beth Lordan
Released: June 7, 1989

Small-town life proves as oppressive as the heat and humidity in this unusual first novel with its deliberate biblical echoes and Faulknerian strains. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A celebration of traditional family values and reconciliation."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walsh (Sammy in the Sky, 2011) explores the ties that bound her own family despite death and desertion. Read full book review >

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AUGUST NIGHTS by Patricia Wallace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sydney's hardcover debut is a pleasant if conventional reconstruct-the-crime outing."
San Diego p.i. Read full book review >