Search Results: "Deron R. Hicks"


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THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION by Deron R. Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A suspenseful mystery romp with art appreciation and heartening trust in readers' intelligence. (map, author's note) (Mystery. 10-14)"
Two kids race around a city on a wintry night, tangling with elite operatives and foiling a crime they don't understand. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF SHAKESPEARE'S GRAVE by Deron R. Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers who enjoy watching puzzles be solved will enjoy the entertaining revelations. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford deciphers clues in an old portrait that lead her and her father's oddball cousin Julian to a literary treasure. 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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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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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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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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BOARDED WINDOWS by Dylan Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Read this book to admire Hicks' mastery of language, for the titillating sexual references and for the interesting characters. But if you want a story with a point, Hicks misses the target."
Hicks delivers a postmodern novel likely to appeal to a segment of sophisticated 21st-century readers. 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 >

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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 >