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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1998

"But his funky rhythms and itinerant sights support a wildly original vision."
Kleinzahler's fourth book relies on a wealth of voices and styles, from the hipster's scatty lingo to the three-chord cadences of rock-'n—-roll; his sense of absence in the bleak West recalls the withered artistry of Sam Shepard, while his urban talkers sound like Mamet's sharp chatterers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODROW WILSON by August Heckscher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

"A familiar, but convincing and sympathetic, argument for Wilson's greatness as presidential innovator and world statesman. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
A long, appreciative biography of Wilson that details the warm private man as well as the towering public figure; from former journalist and N.Y.C. Parks Commissioner Heckscher (St. Read full book review >