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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODY HALL by Natalie Babbitt
Released: April 15, 1971

"Another Delicious blend of style, wit and adventure."
A distinguished children's author has concocted a juvenile Gothic that is less a take-off than an affectionate dalliance with the convention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ENCHANTED AUGUST by Brenda Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A thoroughly pleasant summer read as breezy as the island itself."
Four virtual strangers are brought together by a secluded cottage off the coast of Maine in Bowen's charming adult debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTED AUGUST by Melissa Farnsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2013

"An engaging novel written by women, about women whose flaws are as appealing as their strengths."
An exotic vacation turns into a nightmare in Frisbee and Farnsworth's novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUGUST ROADS by Kirk Ward Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2009

"A fine work of debut fiction by a talented writer."
Anguished people hit the road in this dazzling pair of novellas. Read full book review >