Search Results: "Ben Hood"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE THE FARMER'S AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURES by Simone Kain
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2014

"Although his Aussie slang is amusing, George is actually something of a jerk, and the app doesn't offer enough by way of features or narrative to compensate for his total absence of character growth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
With a cheerful "G'day, mate," a narrator invites readers to glimpse a slice of life on an Australian wheat farm. Read full book review >

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CARROT AND PEA by Morag Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Wonderfully understated humor, thought-provoking illustrations, and a spot-on theme about the enriching nature of embracing differences combine to create a story that is much more than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lee, a pea, and Colin, a carrot, are improbable friends in this picture book. Read full book review >

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AN ITALIAN WIFE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A soulful and multilayered book from this accomplished author."
A century in the life of an extended Italian-American family. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Whether or not they think of themselves as bookish, readers of all stripes will enjoy cycling through these characters' lives and discovering their shared, mysterious past."
A mother and a daughter seek balance in their broken lives while books provide them with comfort, clarity, and clues to a mystery. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING BLUE by Ann Hood
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Hood's finely tuned prose raises her fourth novel (Three-Legged Horse, 1989, etc.) a notch above clichÇ as she recounts the lives and loves of a trio of youngish, single women in N.Y.C. Lucy, an international tour guide and would-be illustrator, is in love with Jasper, a bartender and would-be dancer. Read full book review >

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AN ORNITHOLOGIST’S GUIDE TO LIFE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2004

"A strong, fine collection overall, if not consistently stellar. (Many of these pieces first appeared in The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, etc.)"
Debut collection of 11 humorous, heartfelt stories by novelist Hood (Ruby, 1998, etc.), with characters who find small, determined ways to shock the bourgeoisie in and around Providence. Read full book review >

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COMFORT by Ann Hood
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2008

"A loving tribute by turns harrowing and beautiful."
Novelist Hood's brief, heartbreaking memoir chronicles the death of her five-year-old daughter and its soul-searing aftermath. Read full book review >

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THE KNITTING CIRCLE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Readers can only knit their brows in consternation, and hope for a better book next time."
The popular Rhode Island author's eighth novel (Ruby, 1998, etc.) is another domestic melodrama about loss, grief, therapeutic bonding and communal healing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Convincing treatment of a sensitive, frequently contentious issue."
British experimental psychologist Hood (Cognitive Development/Univ. of Bristol) argues that superstition is the product of normal mental development. Read full book review >

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OFF THE TRACKS by Constance Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"An often appealing story about a young girl's adventurous, yet impoverished, life on the road."
Hood's debut novel tells the story of a young girl whose divorced mother takes her family on a trip to Germany, where they live as vagabond beatniks in the early 1960s. Read full book review >