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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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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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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GET REAL by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Poignant and playful meld seamlessly, and the life lesson—that parents are the people who go out of their way to take care of you—is germane to adopted and biological children alike. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jil [sic], an adopted eighth-grader, wonders about her biological or "real" mom, while Dez, her best friend and the narrator of the story, wonders how a neatnik like her ended up in a family of slobs. Read full book review >

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BUSTED! by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Brimming with soccer scenes and humor, this modern family story rings true. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A slightly naïve, but very sympathetic young hero finds himself trapped in a hilarious nightmare of being "busted." Read full book review >

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THE COMMANDANT OF LUBIZEC by Patrick Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Thought-provoking and gut-wrenchingly powerful."
A heart-rending novel about a Nazi death camp that didn't exist—but could have. 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"An excellent, clear-eyed primer to one of the world's most resilient ghost stories."
South Carolina reporter Hicks seeks to make sense of a legendary nautical mystery. Read full book review >