Search Results: "Carrie Hagen"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A slice of American crime history both instructive and tragically entertaining."
The story of an 1874 kidnapping in Philadelphia that received sustained national attention. Read full book review >

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YOUR ALLURING LOVE by Layla Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A sexy, satisfying romance.

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In this sequel, Hagen (Your Tempting Love, 2017, etc.) focuses on another member of the Bennett family as Alice tries to snag her childhood crush once and for all.Read full book review >

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GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE LORD OF AIR AND DARKNESS by George Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This series' second installment delivers quirky characters, offbeat humor, an enjoyably convoluted plot, and a distinctive take on urban wildlife—imaginary and real. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Having freed his father from imprisonment in Aviopolis in series opener Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle (2014), the mysterious ancient city that lies beneath Brooklyn, Gabriel recruits allies, both human and avian, to help rescue his mother. Read full book review >

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YOUR IRRESISTIBLE LOVE by Layla Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2016

"A strong start to the series, with enough sizzle to stand alone and plenty of likable characters."
Sparks fly when marketing consultant Ava Lindt lands a contract at a high-end jewelry company run by Sebastian Bennett, San Francisco's most eligible bachelor. Read full book review >

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JUBILEE MANOR by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Even the requisite romance is drowned in florid prose and uneven characterization. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
Madeline Landry, the daughter of one of the richest and most powerful noble houses of a nuclear future, hopes to empower society's weakest without endangering her own wealth and comfort. Read full book review >

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LANDRY PARK by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Regency romances can combine well with science fiction (Lois McMaster Bujold's accessible adult novel A Civil Campaign (1999) does so brilliantly), but this awkward merger of the two will convince few. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
Regency romance sits uneasily in a dystopian throwback future. Read full book review >

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GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE RAVEN'S RIDDLE by George Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Hagen's first children's book, flavored with Norse mythology, is brimful of antic energy and inventive flair, like the best middle-grade fantasies; readers, like baby birds, will devour it and clamor for future installments. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Aunt Jaz has always evaded Gabriel's questions about his father's disappearance and won't discuss Uncle Corax (whose unpleasant, bird-of-prey visage hangs among the family portraits in their Brooklyn mansion); then shortly before Gabriel's 12th birthday, she gives him his father's childhood notebook, which reveals the magical bond between humans and ravens. Read full book review >

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TOM BEDLAM by George Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2007

"Like the Forsytes saga, worth continuing for four or five more volumes."
The author of the remarkably fine The Laments (2004) returns with another deceptively modest but deeply satisfying story of an intelligent and prickly family and the difficulty of love. Read full book review >

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COCO ALL YEAR ROUND by Sloane Tanen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Unabashedly goofy, Tanen's rollicking tale of chicken-infused hilarity is good fun and a refreshing take on the seasonal holidays. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Whimsical verses and crisp, vibrant photography present readers with a seasonal serving of Coco's antics. Read full book review >

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Released: March 26, 1997

"If Hagen is on to something, her grating, absolutist style makes her a poor advocate for her provocative hypothesis. (Radio satellite tour)"
As its title indicates, this is an unqualified jeremiad against what the author feels is the ``psychologization'' of the American legal system. Read full book review >

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HIAWATHA PASSING by Jeff Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"On The Heart's Beginning to Cloud the Mind'' from the perspective of home and youth, looking out. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hagen and Shue debut with a heartfelt evocation of a singular event: the passing of a train at night across a snowy midwestern landscape, as observed by a boy spending his first night in his grandparents' farmhouse. Read full book review >

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The Mango Tree by Robert Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2015

"A collection of intriguing characters too often situated in disjointed narratives."
A debut series of short stories set in locations around the world and told from a wide range of perspectives. Read full book review >