Search Results: "Barbara Hardy"


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LONDON LOVERS by Barbara Hardy
Released: July 17, 1996

"Above and beyond its ambitious structure, this polished novel of sex, love, and literature is poignant and engagingly romantic."
Described as a narrative experiment, this wildly compelling novel ostensibly depicts the tender passion of an adulterous love affair, though in the end it becomes clear that it's also a highly original meditation on the tenuous links binding fact and fiction. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

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ARGOS by Ralph Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"An unfortunate choice of narration robs this epic tale of its power. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic tale of The Odyssey is told from the point of view of Odysseus' faithful dog, Argos.Read full book review >

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BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN THINKERS by Henry Hardy
Released: April 1, 1978

"An absorbing, arresting group of studies, and as important a book as will be published this year."
What should be done? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2009

"In reflective prose, Hardy fully fleshes out the denizens of this remote and troubled corner of the world."
Novelist and Financial Times writer Hardy (The Wonder House, 2006, etc.) gently probes changes within family and village life in the Kashmir Valley two decades after insurgency strife. Read full book review >

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SCOOP-WALLAH by Justine Hardy
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2000

"India, warts and all, from a clear-eyed visitor who stayed long enough to learn—and still love. (B&w photos, not seen)"
Vivid impressions of the different India a young British journalist (Ochre Border, not reviewed) discovered while working as a writer for an Indian newspaper. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A solid addition to the business shelf."
A bright history of a quintessentially American place. Read full book review >

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BLUE EARTH by Jules Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"Exhausting and disappointing."
The formation and disintegration of a family, overshadowed by the rape of Alaska. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"An entertaining but uneven historical tale."
In Hardy's debut historical novel set in the Civil War era, a woman in a border state is torn between her moral beliefs and the brother-in-law she secretly loves. Read full book review >