Search Results: "Christopher Hager"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Sometimes dense but always engaging account of how the path to freedom was paved, in part, with written words."
Hager (English and American Studies/Trinity Coll.) debuts with an examination of the emerging literacy of slaves and former slaves in the decades around the Civil War. Read full book review >

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MASKED DANCERS by Jean Hager
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 1998

"Hager fans will love it."
Police Chief Mitch Bushyhead of Buckskin, Oklahoma (The Fire-Carrier, etc.), faces a challenging puzzle in his sleepy bailiwick when, during a rainstorm, his daughter Emily and two friends seek shelter in a cave and discover the body of Wildlife warden Arnett Walsh, shot to death. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"In this conclusion, coarseness is used as a substitute for realism, despair as a substitute for character growth: skip. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 15-17)"
The Blood of the Lamb trilogy concludes. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT CALLER by Jean Hager
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 1997

"Tidily plotted and mildly entertaining, with special appeal to aficionados of Native American lore. (Regional author tour)"
A fourth adventure for Molly Bearpaw (Seven Black Stones, 1995, etc.), recently appointed Major Crimes Investigator for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, who's soon faced with a puzzle worthy of the hefty title. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLAND by Jean Hager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 1992

"Hager's most engrossing effort to date."
Oklahoma's Mitch Bushyhead, chief of police in Buckskin (Night Walker, etc.), is determined to find the killer of little Tamarah Birch, a third-grader at the area's tribal boarding school, whose body was found—strangled but not molested—in woods edging the school grounds. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A DEAD GUY by Ty Hager
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2013

"An imaginative ensemble comedy for readers with twisted senses of humor."
Poltergeists and country music converge in Hager's surreal debut novel. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILDERNESS by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though the focus too often shifts from Maryam's quest to differentiating good white people from bad, ultimately this dystopia will please fans of the genre and leave them awaiting Maryam's trilogy-ending heroics. (Post-apocalyptic romance. 13-16)"
Volume 2 of any post-apocalyptic series is the epic journey from frying pan to fire, and Maryam's harrowing adventure delivers. Read full book review >

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THE CROSSING by Mandy Hager
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"This trilogy opener will be just the thing for those readers still hungry for dystopias. (Dystopian romance. 13-16)"
Post-apocalyptic religious exploitation in Micronesia forms the theme of this dystopia. Read full book review >

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RAVENMOCKER by Jean Hager
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A pretty dull excursion."
Molly Bearpaw is the lone employee of the Oklahoma branch of the Native American Advocacy League but, in this initial outing, spends most of her time playing detective. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Science writing of the first order."
A fast-paced account of the early-20th-century quest to develop synthetic fertilizer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

Lingering over a cup of coffee and a newspaper at Boston's Someday Cafe, Cohen (Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World, 1994) immerses herself in a Proustian rumination on the origins of the familiar: glass, paper, coffee beans. ``Who made this thing? Read full book review >