Search Results: "Deborah Hicks"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD OUT by Deborah Hicks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A valuable look at the intellectual lives (and fragile potential) of girls buffeted by American social realities, and an excellent reflection on the challenges of teaching."
A moving memoir depicting a teacher's experience leading a literary workshop for gifted young girls from a forsaken neighborhood in Cincinnati. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN MOTHER by Robert Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Satisfying historical fiction, of particular appeal to readers who live near the banks of the Harpeth or Cumberland."
Hicks (A Separate Country, 2009, etc.) extends his Tennessee-set historical saga into the years immediately following the Civil War. Read full book review >

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OUT OF ORDER by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Clever cover, real-life kids, humor and inventive plot detail make this a first-rate read, guaranteed to spur games of RSP. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a family doubles in number, it's like shuffling a deck of cards to see who comes out on top. Read full book review >

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AMATEURS by Dylan Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Felicitous characters and a scrumptious plot make Hicks' second novel refreshing and fun."
The personal and social lives of a group of friends are on display in this modern novel of manners. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A suspenseful, highly satisfying read."
Another tale of nautical adventure from Hicks (Ghost Ship, 2004, etc.), who here investigates the destruction of a legendary American cruise ship. Read full book review >

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I SMELL LIKE HAM by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Especially satisfying is the beginning of a real relationship between the two boys, forged while they're on their own until Nick's able to convince Dwayne to come home. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Nick has to go to school smelling like the cloves his new stepmother puts into the shampoo, and that's just the beginning in this humorous yet true-to-life portrayal of family blending and sixth-grade angst. Read full book review >

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A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE by Caitlin Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2015

"Annie's disarming voice evokes nostalgia for a bygone era and hope for humanity in a weary, modern world."
The astute observations of a little girl from a big Catholic family living in Pasadena in 1963. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A welcome addition to Cherokee history."
A vigorous account of the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their southern homelands and the complex events leading to what the author does not hesitate to call a "death march." Read full book review >

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A SEPARATE COUNTRY by Robert Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"Expertly written, with plenty of unexpected twists—a pleasure for Civil War buffs, but also for fans of literary mysteries."
A tale of mixed-up foolscap, dark secrets, a dwarf and a wharf. Read full book review >

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THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR by Michael Hicks
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though much of the writing is academically dry, this history is more provocative than readers may suspect."
A history of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, an institution that keeps most of its controversies behind closed doors. Read full book review >