Search Results: "Barbara Hathaway"


BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS TO MISSY VIOLET by Barbara Hathaway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Like a warm cup of alphabet soup, this offering packs several essential ingredients—hope, love, despair, courage, family, honor—into a hearty, child-size blend. (Historical fiction. 6-9)"
This Depression-era gem, a follow-up to Hathaway's debut (Missy Violet & Me, 2008), offers a child's-eye view on America's racial inequities. Read full book review >

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MISSY VIOLET AND ME by Barbara Hathaway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2004

"No matter, first-time author Hathaway, through Viney's irrepressible, plainspoken voice, has a fine debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After 11-year-old Viney's sister Cleo is born, her parents realize that they are, once again, unable to pay the midwife's fee. Read full book review >

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SCARECROW by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"An offbeat heroine, crusty local characters, and a fine sense of menace almost compensate for numerous plot glitches from the author of the Doctor Fenimore series (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.)."
A fatal misdiagnosis and a waning love affair send New York City doctor Jo Banks searching for herself in the rural south Jersey town of Bayfield, where she treats a case of food poisoning in the room next to hers in the Oakview Motel. Read full book review >

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SLIDE by Jill Hathaway
Released: March 27, 2012

"An intriguing whodunit. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Pink-haired, rebellious Vee isn't really narcoleptic, as everyone believes; when she suddenly falls asleep, she "slides" into other people and sees through their eyes in this intriguing mystery. Read full book review >

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MOTHERHOUSE by Jeanine Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"It's frustrating to be part of her audience here, struggling to find the drama from the wrong side of the curtain, the other side of the veil."
A nun's story that, billed as a first novel, reads more like a memoir—deeply contemplative and as awkwardly plotted as real life. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTOR by Jill Hathaway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"Hits the right buttons for mystery and paranormal lovers. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to 2012's Slide, Vee suspects that someone is sliding into her own mind, instead of the other way around. Read full book review >

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SLEIGHT OF HAND by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Although Jo (Satan's Pony, 2004, etc.) is an engaging sleuth, it's hard to swallow some of the zany story lines."
Curiosity leads a sleuthing physician to a grumpy, gun-toting printer. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR ROCKS THE BOAT by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 2006

"The mystery, alas, is all too easily solved. Only rowers and the Doctor's most ardent fans need apply."
The Schuylkill River provides the backdrop, or rather the undercurrent, for the Philadelphia physician's latest case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KIND OF REDEMPTION by Stephen Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 1991

"A few sharpshooters here and several solid hits—all deserving inclusion in Vietnam collections."
Eleven stories—uneven, but some with an original perspective- -that concern the Vietnam War and its aftermath for a college- educated vet who becomes a professor. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR DINES IN PRAGUE by Robin Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Fenimore is far too slender a reed to support the menace Hathaway thrusts on him: a runaway cozy that wants to grow up to be a thriller."
Leaving behind the City of Brotherly Love, Dr. Andrew Fenimore (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.) travels to Kafka's birthplace to find intrigue more worthy of The Trial than his narrow shoulders. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR AND THE DEAD MAN’S CHEST by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"If Fenimore is a bit dull, Mrs. Doyle, Horatio, and Jennifer more than take up the slack."
When an elderly patient leaves Philadelphia physician Andrew Fenimore 50 acres in southern New Jersey—and a treasure map—he finds nothing there but mud and mosquitoes. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR DIGS A GRAVE by Robin Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1998

"Lovers of hospital drama, in particular, will welcome a return visit."
Dr. Andrew Fenimore, a late-30s bachelor, has an unlikely double profession—medical doctor and private eye. Read full book review >