Search Results: "Charlayne Hunter-Gault"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A missed opportunity to offer something special. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Starting with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009 and working back to the early 1960s, Hunter-Gault covers many of the significant moments in the civil rights movement, including her own pivotal role in desegregating the University of Georgia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"A refreshing alternative to the dismal views of Africa's prospects that pervade the press."
Despite HIV/AIDS, oppressive governments, genocide and poverty, the winds of hope are blowing across much of Africa, declares one of the most celebrated names in American racial history. Read full book review >

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IN MY PLACE by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A remarkably generous, fair-minded account of overcoming some of the biggest, and most intractable, obstacles ever deployed by southern racists. (Photographs—not seen.)"
From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"As a companion piece, this may be of interest to readers who enjoyed Walters' previous book; as a plea for humane treatment of feral cats, it's a somewhat clumsy but obviously heartfelt statement; unfortunately, however, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
An interesting experiment in collaborative creation and complementary storytelling, this Canadian import falls short as a stand-alone work. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Captivating, dynamic, well-paced, and thrilling. (Science fiction/fantasy. 12 & up)"
Joyeaux Charmand is a young Hunter, chosen from her village to join the Hunter corps of Apex, protecting its Cits from the Othersiders—fantastical, menacing creatures—and also protecting the secrets and people of her village back home. Read full book review >

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HUNTER by James Byron Huggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Villainous ultrababble."
Volcanic, hypergalactic supersequel to Huggins's Cain (1997), which was bought for film by Bruce Willis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Let's hope it's less awestruck than the first two. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The author of Female Difficulties (1985) offers the second recent biographical love letter (see Paul Perry's Fear and Loathing, p. 1361) to America's notorious outlaw journalist. Read full book review >

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SEA HUNTER by Paul Garrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"Skip the high-tech antics and Tracy/Hepburn banter: when it comes to high-seas action, Garrison is at the crest of the wave."
Screwball romance and homage to Jules Verne as an unlikely couple tangle with a demented billionaire's secret weapon. Read full book review >

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NIGHT HUNTER by Michael Reaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"An uneasy hybrid that does credit to neither genre."
Reaves has extended his franchise from San Francisco (Street Magic, 1991, etc.) to Hollywood, but it's the same mixture as before: high-concept fantasy among urban lowlifes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Entertaining for a specific audience."
A bubbly combination hunting memoir and how-to guide, with some stellar recipes. Read full book review >

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SHADOW HUNTER by Will Baker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1993

"Sweeping and imaginative, although this promises more than it delivers: a futuristic vision so vast that characters seem lost, with more shadow than substance."
Baker (the story collection What A Piece of Work, 1992, etc.) here weighs in with a hefty but hollow saga of a world in crisis- -with Homo sapiens opposed by virtually every living organism on the planet in a desperate bid for survival. Read full book review >