Search Results: "August Hall"


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 >

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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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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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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NEO-HISTORY by August Hock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A thought-provoking concept for a mystery novel, but with little action to support it."
A Georgetown private investigator searches for a dead professor's last manuscript in Hock's (Jumbled Marionette Strings, 2013) second novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A useful and unpretentious contribution to the history of publishing. (Sixty-four personal, even idiosyncratic, b&w illustrations)"
The director emeritus of the University of California Press (now in its centennial year) offers informal reminiscences about the press's evolution into a major academic house. Read full book review >

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IN HER SHADOW by August McLaughlin
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"An engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues."
McLaughlin's debut thriller tells a story of dark family secrets. Read full book review >

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Released: July 18, 2007

"A splendid debut."
The London Times' former Beijing correspondent relates his growing obsession with the case of an enormously wealthy criminal whose whereabouts keenly interested the Chinese authorities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2004

"High and low, crushing and comic, indelible as India ink."
Poet Kleinzahler (Green Sees Things in Waves, 1998, etc.) adeptly and frankly chronicles episodes from a strange, unenviable life. Read full book review >