Search Results: "Darell Hammond"


BOOK REVIEW

GO OUT AND PLAY! by KaBOOM!
Released: March 13, 2012

"A great resource for organizations that work with children and families alike. (Nonfiction. 5 & up)"
Nonprofit organization KaBOOM's goal is to encourage children to engage in outdoor play, and this collection of 69 group games will give both adults and children a wide variety of answers to the question, "What should we do?" Read full book review >

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Hammond Flux by Alan Killip
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An often entertaining and timely book that keenly examines the vanishing differences between real and electronic worlds."
Killip (Genie and Other Weird Tales, 2016) offers a sci-fi novel about a journey through uncharted technology. Read full book review >

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MIND OVER MONEY by Claudia Hammond
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A delightful treatment of a subject many of us would prefer to ignore, gently subversive in its undermining of preconceptions and prejudices."
A comprehensive guide for bringing the power of money under control. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY'S HARBOR by Diane Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"The controversial and topical premise will be of primary interest to hard-core orca aficionados and, no doubt, someone in Hollywood."
A motley team of whale enthusiasts rescues a killer whale, or at least consigns him to a more commodious captivity. Read full book review >

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HOMESICK CREEK by Diane Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"A touching, able, not-too-sentimental look at the ties that bind."
Old friendships and broken dreams in small-town tales of love and betrayal. Read full book review >

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MILK by Emily Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Hammond (stories: Breathe Something Nice, 1997, not reviewed) definitely goes for the baroque here. Overwrought and crammed with often revolting detail."
Incest, suicide, and a dead baby—who could ask for anything more in a first novel? Read full book review >

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CARRIAGE OF JUSTICE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 1996

"Newcomers to veteran Hammond's Highlands would do better to cut their teeth on Sting in the Tail (p. 988)."
Ronnie Calder and his niece Deborah Fellowes, hunting foxes one evening, startle a stranger who leaves behind a set of fingerprints—and later a stolen shotgun—that lead the pair, and Deborah's CID husband Ian, back to the two-year-old deaths of sharp-dealing car salesman Nathaniel Connerty and Daniel Graham, one of the biggest investors in Nat's schemes. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE COCKERS by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"The plot lines are cluttered, and there's the usual ration of dog lore, but the cozy setting and the likeable Cunninghams make Hammond's latest an easygoing, mildly engaging read."
Hardly a dull moment at Three Oaks Kennels (scene of Doghouse, 1992, etc.), the Scottish dog breeding/training farm owned and run by ex-army captain John Cunningham, his wife, Beth, and their older friends Isobel and Henry Fitts, with an assist from the aptly named young Daffy. Read full book review >

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DOGHOUSE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

"Strictly for special interests."
This time out, Scottish dog-trainer-breeder John Cunningham (Whose Dog Are You?, 1991) becomes embroiled in a complex murder scheme when wildlife painter George Muir—an uncle of John's wife Beth—dies in a seemingly accidental explosion in his home studio. Read full book review >

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TIME WARPED by Claudia Hammond
Released: June 1, 2013

"Occasionally uneven but mostly enjoyable, thought-provoking reading."
Science broadcaster Hammond (Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings, 2007) reports from the front lines of research into the subjectivity of the experience of time and its weird elasticity. Read full book review >

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A DOG'S LIFE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More village romance than mystery, and none the worse for it."
A Scottish novelist copes with the departure of his live-in lover and the death of his black Lab by taking on board a new dog, a new woman and more trouble. Read full book review >