Search Results: "Catherine Hyde"


BOOK REVIEW

HYDE by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 1997

"The clammy comforts of squad rooms and precinct offices have never been better rendered."
This slam-bang addition to former NYPD Captain Mahoney's superior police procedural series about detective Brian McKenna (Edge of the City, 1995, etc.) is the third, and by far the best, of the lot. Read full book review >

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HYDE by Daniel Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Cleverly imagined and sophisticated in execution, this book may appeal to those who like magical realism and vampire stories, but the latter should know that the book is more intellectual than thriller."
Levine debuts with a dark literary-fiction re-imagining of the macabre tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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JEKEL LOVES HYDE by Beth Fantaskey
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"There's plenty of better fantastical love stories for the thirsty fan. (Paranormal romance. 12-14)"
Jill Jekel and Tristen Hyde are going to need major mojo to win that chemistry scholarship they're aiming for, because they never seem to do any science. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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ASK HIM WHY by Catherine Ryan Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A poignant and warmly humorous tale of emotional survival."
A soldier's refusal to go out on a raid sets in motion the collapse—and metamorphosis—of his entire family. Read full book review >

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THE DAY I KILLED JAMES by Catherine Ryan Hyde
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2008

"Teens who have experienced crushing rejection or who have laughed at the ardent feelings of a classmate will devour this original, gripping story. (Fiction. YA)"
Theresa knew James totally loved her but used him anyway; she never expected he'd kill himself when she broke his heart at a graduation party. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF MY MIRACULOUS REAPPEARANCE by Catherine Ryan Hyde
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 27, 2007

"Few such regeneration books have the capacity to actually reach young people trapped in addiction; this one might. (Fiction. YA)"
The author of Pay It Forward turns her attention to alcoholism in this novel about a girl descending into addiction. Read full book review >

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PUSS JEKYLL CAT HYDE by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Whether or not young listeners are familiar with the origin of her names, the evocation of the two sides of a familiar and beloved pet will resonate. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This slim British import, which combines beautiful artwork and brief, poetic text, seems more likely to appeal to adult cat lovers than to young listeners, but the dichotomy at its heart may be intriguing to some children, and the lush language pleases the ear and offers plenty to discuss. Read full book review >

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TAKE ME WITH YOU by Catherine Ryan Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2014

"A story about good people doing their best to survive, combined with a message that will cause readers to close the book feeling a bit more hopeful about humanity."
Hyde's followers, who love the warmth and inspiration they draw from her work (Walk Me Home, 2013, etc.), won't be disappointed by this latest effort. Read full book review >

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WALK ME HOME by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Released: April 30, 2013

"Hyde knows how to punch all the emotional hot buttons but neither plot nor characters are believable or original."
Hyde's newest (Diary of a Witness, 2009, etc.), about two sisters looking for a home after their mother's death, straddles the fence between adult and YA fiction. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A WITNESS by Catherine Ryan Hyde
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Overall, the story is engrossing, and it compassionately depicts the ever-increasing fury of Will, a warty but understandable character stretched to the breaking point, as he slogs through the hell known as high school. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Hyde portrays high school as downright frightening, a place where socially elite bullies are given free rein to torment the less fortunate with impunity. Read full book review >