Search Results: "Cissy Houston"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Fans of the Houston ladies will laugh, cry and beg for more. The rest of us will shrug and move on."
A talented, flawed artist, seen through the eyes of a loving, forgiving mother. Read full book review >

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HOUSTON HOMICIDE by Bill Crider
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

A veteran cop and a high-profile private investigator make an odd crime-fighting couple. Read full book review >

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SAM HOUSTON by John Hoyt Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1993

"Well-detailed but somewhat pedestrian history in which Houston emerges only intermittently from his context; still, a valuable look at the forces behind the formation of Texas and its pivotal role in US expansion from coast to coast. (B&w photos—not seen.)"
Indian State historian Williams (A Great and Shining Road, 1988) presents one of the most colorful figures of the early days of the American West as a flawed hero and failed family man—but also as an unswerving supporter of the republic that he guided into the US. Read full book review >

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MAKE WAY FOR SAM HOUSTON by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 3, 1986

"Notes, bibliography, index."
Fritz, award-winning biographer (the 1985 Regina Medal and the 1986 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award), has a genius for selection of details which illuminate her subject, neatly fit her careful design, and entertain the reader. Read full book review >

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HONU by Marion Coste
by Marion Coste, illustrated by Cissy Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"To Learn More,'' with some Hawaiian materials, including a video. (Nonfiction. 5-11)"
A smoothly written narrative that begins when Hawaii's honu, or green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)—a species that may measure 40 inches and weigh 400 pounds—comes ashore to lay eggs. Read full book review >

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TO FIND THE WAY by Susan Nunes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Presumably authentic, and therefore useful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fictionalized account of the voyage of a group of prehistoric settler-explorers from Tahiti to Hawaii. Read full book review >

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DEAD LIL' HUSTLER by Victoria Houston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"Lew's 14th case, as easily solved as all the others (Dead Insider, 2013, etc.), is notable mainly for its fishing and wolf lore and its loving descriptions of a beautiful area of Wisconsin."
Two murders bring bad publicity to the normally quiet tourist town of Loon Lake, Wis. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by James Houston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Houston's remembrances, drained of context and maundering, hold as much fascination as seeing your neighbor's vacation photos for the third time. (48 b&w illustrations)"
A discursive memoir from Canadian filmmaker and writer Houston (Confessions of an Igloo Dweller, 1996) of his post-Inuit years, mostly a thin gruel of name-dropping and social climbing. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The author doesn't always search far enough for the reason why smart women behave like dishrags—but most of these stories are fine things from a writer one hopes will come up with a novel before too many suns sink in the West."
``...I should know better, but I love it when he calls me baby.'' That about sums up the sentiment running through these fresh, highly crafted, image-packed stories by the debuting Houston. Read full book review >

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CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED by Pam Houston
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Houston is a fine travel writer, but her characters are cardboard cutouts for every cliché of contemporary uplifting women's fiction."
Houston's second novel (Sight Hound, 2005, etc.) combines thinly disguised travel essays with a new age romance as her heroine travels the world with one lover, then more or less settles down for another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 1996

"Sheer entertainment, as fascinating as it is charming. (40 line drawings)"
Tender, anecdotal glimpses of life in the far Canadian north at mid-20th century, from a prolific novelist (Running West, 1990, etc.) and artist. Read full book review >