Search Results: "Colleen Hoover"


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IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors."
Hoover's (November 9, 2015, etc.) latest tackles the difficult subject of domestic violence with romantic tenderness and emotional heft. Read full book review >

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MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover
ROMANCE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Hoover is one of the freshest voices in new-adult fiction, and her latest resonates with true emotion, unforgettable characters and just the right amount of sexual tension."
Sydney and Ridge make beautiful music together in a love triangle written by Hoover (Losing Hope, 2013, etc.), with a link to a digital soundtrack by American Idol contestant Griffin Peterson. Read full book review >

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ORVIS by H.M. Hoover
Released: Aug. 1, 1987

"A friendly and cheerful story, with Orris particularly well-drawn; a little predictable, but the threats and rescues are believable, and the theme of tension between spacers and earth people isn't overworked."
Two spacer kids stranded on earth befriend an ancient robot, and together they find sanctuary. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"So, as science fiction, this gets a fiction 8, science 5."
Abby, already at 12 a cheerful hostess at the fashionable inn her great-uncle runs on Earth, takes an instant dislike to Brian, the snobbish, arrogant son of wealthy off-Earth settlers. Read full book review >

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Trash by Laurie Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"A stark, striking study of childhood abuse and recovery."
A woman recalls her traumatic, impoverished childhood growing up in Canada in the 1970s and '80s in this debut fictionalized memoir. Read full book review >

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BOTTOMLAND by Michelle Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Deftly imagined and written, Hoover's second novel offers an intriguing, modern take on a classic American landscape."
The voices emerging from a brooding farmhouse in early-20th-century Iowa reveal its residents' secrets and desires—some expected, some less so. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Colleen Madden
Released: May 1, 2017

"A suitably festive deployment of the familiar song, now safely in the public domain. (Picture book. 3-adult)"
A gift book featuring an expanded version of the "Happy Birthday" song with new verses, accompanying illustrations, and even a button to push that plays a recording of the familiar song. Read full book review >

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ONLY CHILD by H.M. Hoover
Released: March 1, 1992

"Not one of Hoover's better efforts. (Fiction. 9+)"
Cody, born on the research ship Annie Cannon, is 12 before he leaves the ship. Read full book review >

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THE WINDS OF MARS by H.M. Hoover
Released: June 1, 1995

"Readers learn how interstellar trade, corporate interests, and greed shaped a frightening and at times too-familiar society, more concerned with maximizing its profits than caring for its own citizens. (Fiction. 11+)"
Hoover (Only Child, 1992, etc.) makes Mars the futuristic setting for a compelling coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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THE QUICKENING by Michelle Hoover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Ultimately, this is the story of survival—how life quickens and is borne on through turmoil, pain and perseverance. At times slow-moving, but imbued throughout with a careful and evenly wrought lyricism."
The struggles and embroilments of neighboring farm households in the upper Midwest beginning in the summer of 1913 through the Great Depression, as narrated by the farmers' wives. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN PALACE by H.M. Hoover
Released: April 1, 1988

"Medea's reputation; Hoover's version is especially thoughtful and well worked out."
A revisionist account of the legendary evil figure—here, portrayed as more sinned against than sinning—from a well-regarded SF author. Read full book review >