Search Results: "Deborah Hicks"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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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ANIMAL HOUSE & IZ by Betty Hicks
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The Simpsons-looking kids on the cover will attract attention to this upbeat, humorous, and genuine family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Elizabeth, who now prefers to be called Iz, loves the chaotic life of her blended stepfamily: one part perfection—her chic, traveling mom; two parts casual—her laidback dad and stepmom Alice; three parts crazy—her three stepbrothers, Logan and the twins Joey and Jack. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM ASSISTED LIVING by Joyce Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2014

"A sensitive story of intergenerational stresses."
Coming-of-age fiction for the older crowd, in which debut novelist Hicks explores the burdens of secrets and guilt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Painful and scrupulously researched. (photos, not seen)"
A groundbreaking account of one of the least examined atrocities of WW II. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF EMPIRE by Pamela Hicks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Though the first half of the book does little more than portray the pampered life of the upper-crust children who had to curtsey to grandmother, Hicks' love of India and the description of her year with the queen's world tour make it worth reading. Many fans of Downton Abbey will certainly enjoy it."
The story of Lady Hicks (India Remembered, 2007, etc.), who lived the kind of life we think of as only existing in books and movies, with nannies, governesses and all the trappings of the English elite. Read full book review >