Search Results: "Cynthia Hand"


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THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Cynthia Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Evocative and insightful. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After her younger brother's suicide, ordinarily rational Alexis starts seeing her younger brother's ghost. Read full book review >

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HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"While it's readers' fate to wait for a third book in the series, they'll do so willingly to discover the answers to lingering secrets. (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Readers who enjoyed the steadfast characters, plotting and romance of Unearthly (2010) can expect more of the same in this equally satisfying sequel. Read full book review >

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UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A divine supernatural romance. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
After receiving visions of saving a teenage boy from a forest fire, 16-year-old Clara Gardner (one-quarter angel-blood), her half-angel mother and her younger brother relocate from their suburban California home to Teton County, Wyo., so Clara can find this mysterious boy and realize her angel purpose. Read full book review >

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MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Joan Aiken or Terry Pratchett this ain't, but the lightweight, gleefully anachronistic comedy will entertain with its cast of likable heroes and buffoonish villains. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
Lady Jane Grey's nine days as queen are reimagined as a tongue-in-cheek shape-shifter romance. Read full book review >

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GLIMMERING by Elizabeth Hand
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1997

"Flashy and downbeat, a sort of pre-post-cyberpunk as depressing as it is pointless."
Fin-de-siäcle/apocalyptic yarn from the author of Waking the Moon (1995), etc. Earth's atmosphere, destroyed by pollution and ozone depletion, coruscates with bizarrely colorful discharges, banishing night and hiding the stars. Read full book review >

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AVAILABLE DARK by Elizabeth Hand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Yet another author tries to capitalize on Stieg Larsson's Scandinavian success. But this entry from Hand (Illyria, 2010, etc.) reads more like a grotesque fairy tale gone wrong."
A moody loner heads to Helsinki and beyond, while murder and general creepiness follow. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"And when we actually come to see an orca, it is just for one tantalizing moment before we are plunged back into the fairly dull world of whale experts."
Hand's book is less interested in whales than in the humans (including the author) who concern themselves with them. Read full book review >

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AU PAIR REPORT by Kelly Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"Competent and timely, but could have examined its assumptions about parenting more critically."
A counselor for an au pair agency tries to keep everyone—parents, au pairs and her own family—happy in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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ILLYRIA by Elizabeth Hand
FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2010

"This intense, sensual and bittersweet love story unfolds in hauntingly lyrical prose and should appeal to mature teens. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Growing up in a large, eccentric, extended family in Yonkers in the late 1960s, two first cousins exist in their own private world. Read full book review >

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BLACK LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Vivid, evocative, and well informed if heavily symbolic, with accurately limned teenaged characters; the problem's not so much a slender plot that doesn't cohere as the failure of the characters to adopt any recognizably purposeful course of action."
In Hand's new fantasy, as in Waking the Moon (1995), two opposing groups of magicians, the Benandanti and the Malandanti, struggle to control human destiny. Read full book review >

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DEEP CREEK by Dana Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2010

"The makings of a fine novel, obscured by poor pacing and plotting."
Chinese gold miners are massacred in the Wild West, and the pursuit of their killers proves arduous. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 23, 1999

"Artifacts such as beadwork, weapons, tools, toys, and medicine objects lend authenticity to this informative survey and history of the culture. (chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
paper 0-395-97499-2 Introducing this overview of everyday life in a Plains Indian village circa 1868 is a map locating tribal lands of the Plains Indians. Read full book review >