Search Results: "Charlemae Hill Rollins"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS GIFT by Charlemae Hill Rollins
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A book that belongs in every library. (Anthology. 4+)"
Thirty years after its original publication, this landmark anthology of poems, songs, stories, and recipes, by and about African-Americans, is welcomed back in handsome new dress, with a new introduction by Augusta Baker describing her part in the first compilation, an intelligent note from Rollins's son explaining the decision to retain the original language ("While some...may seem outdated, to make any changes would certainly alter the artistic intent...[The] language does not obscure the messages of peace, unity, and goodwill that still ring true..."), and splendid new linoleum-block illustrations—at once decorative, lively, expressive, and dignified. Read full book review >

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HILL by Jean Giono
by Jean Giono, translated by Paul Eprile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though this novel is nearly 90 years old, its sharp focus and uncompromising storytelling leave it feeling hauntingly timeless—a story of primal conflicts erupting into seemingly pastoral landscapes."
In this newly translated 1929 novel, a small community in Provence is forced to contend with internal strife and environmental catastrophes. Read full book review >

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Lords Hill by Maggie Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"A profound meditation on the overcoming of past trauma."
In this unflinchingly candid memoir, debut author Miller recounts a childhood of abuse. Read full book review >

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SUGAR HILL by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A fine tribute to the local color of Sugar Hill, who have made America a better and more interesting country for almost a century. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
Weatherford's poetic, swinging textual rhythms meet Christie's artistic razzmatazz to create one hot picture book. Read full book review >

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PROSPECT HILL by Richard Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2004

"A veddy British story for fans of Amis père et fils, Malcolm Bradbury, and even Dickens. Nicely done."
Life is a series of accidents—that just gets weirder when you throw in politics. Read full book review >

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BEULAH HILL by William Heffernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Nifty stuff, with big hooks from page one."
Interracial thriller by Heffernan, known most recently for his tough-talking newspaper tale Cityside (1999). Read full book review >

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NAZARETH HILL by Ramsey Campbell
Released: June 11, 1997

"Shocking surprises, alarming horrors, and believable characters—all expertly blended in a fresh, deft shocker."
British horror novelist Campbell (The One Safe Place, 1996, etc.), expert as ever and with a knack for family chitchat amid the ghoulies, returns with the house from hell. Read full book review >

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GALLOWS HILL by Lois Duncan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1997

"Bleakly shallow. (further reading) (Fiction. 12+)"
A sloppy suspense novel—Duncan (Night Terrors, 1996, etc.) unsuccessfully charts a plot full of witchcraft, ESP, reincarnation, book-burning, and fortune-telling, as well as an utterly incredible chain of events. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S HILL by Barbara Hall
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A tender, appealing growing- up story. (Fiction 11+)"
Again, Hall (Dixie Storms, 1990) affectionately re-creates a summer in the South without glamorizing the opportunities (or lack of them) for teens who live there. Read full book review >

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SOCIAL HILL by Jason Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"An intriguingly realistic social tale about a despairing parent."
A debut autobiographical novel follows a black father dealing with—or avoiding—his problems, and all the effects this has on his family and friends. Read full book review >

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THE HILL by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Suspenseful, fast-paced, and hard to put down. (Adventure. 11-18)"
The crash landing of his father's private jet in the Canadian wilderness leaves rich white kid Jared stunned and the pilot badly injured, but it soon becomes clear that those are the very least of the 15-year-old's problems. Read full book review >

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Cassowary Hill by David de Vaux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Multilayered expat saga best as a showcase of its exotic setting."
In this debut novel, a British expatriate's ghostwriting gig leads to a political showdown involving his retired spook neighbor in Queensland. Read full book review >