Search Results: "Dennis Hart"


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GULF BOULEVARD by Dennis Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2014

"Works by Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen offer more hyperbole and surrealism, respectively. Still, there's plenty of good fun here, with a sequel to come."
A universal fantasy kicks off Hart's debut comic caper. Read full book review >

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PICTURES OF CHILDREN by Dennis Hart
Released: April 12, 2013

"An on-target, high-octane modern-day noir."
An avenging gunman takes on a child prostitution ring. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Recommended both as a suspenseful story and a cautionary tale of yielding to temptation."
A habitual gambler recounts a life of bad decisions in sports books and corporate embezzlement, and the effect it had on his family. Read full book review >

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THE SKY WRITER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both combine in an understatement that defies the saccharine but instead honors childish imaginations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is something that tugs at the heart in this softly illustrated, quietly told story. Read full book review >

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MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU by Amber Hart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 29, 2014

"This riff on West Side Story is torrid and heartfelt if not at all subtle, with a sequel featuring Faith's best friend still to come. (Romance. 14-18)"
The daughter of a pastor and a young man on the run from a Cuban drug cartel get past their initial animosity to fall in love in this sexy romance. Read full book review >

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SCANDAL IN FAIR HAVEN by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"On the evidence here, Fair Haven must be the busiest, nastiest little hamlet in the galaxy."
Just because Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (Dead Man's Island, 1993) has retired from reporting the news doesn't mean she's retired from asking nosy questions; and when Craig Matthews stumbles into the Tennessee vacation cottage she was to share with his stricken aunt gasping that he didn't kill his socialite wife, Patty Kay, she swiftly assumes the role of his aunt and takes up his cause. Read full book review >

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Psychedelic  Bubble Gum by Bobby Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A highly detailed autobiography by a unique figure in American cultural history that will interest historians and pop-culture aficionados alike."
Hart, in his debut, tells of how his jagged path through the music industry led to heartbreak—but also to happiness. Read full book review >

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THE BULLY OF ORDER by Brian Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Think the brutal realities of McCarthy's Blood Meridian set among the primeval forests of the Pacific Northwest frontier."
From the great rain-drenched woods of America's northwest, Hart (Then Came the Evening, 2009) offers a Hobbesian saga—men and women against nature, and themselves, in struggles solitary and poor, nasty and brutish. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISION by Ellen Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2006

"Jane's got a new girlfriend, and Cordelia's been snookered by her sister Octavia once again. Otherwise, their 14th tour of duty (An Intimate Ghost, 2004, etc.) finds them little matured in their middle years."
Gay restaurateur/sleuth Jane Lawless wrangles with obsessed fans. Read full book review >