Search Results: "Dylan Hicks"


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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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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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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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Released: Oct. 13, 2005

"'I am the iBore,' Jones warns—take note."
Thoughts on playlists stretched out to ear/mind-numbing book length. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Fraught lessons learned about the stuff of living and the staff of life, along with kvetching in the kitchen."
Dysfunctional family angst rises precariously in bread-baking classes at a New York cooking school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"A provocative critique of the power of positive thinking and a solid addition to the behavioral-economics shelf."
Risk analyst and popular-science writer Evans (Placebo: Mind Over Matter in Modern Medicine, 2004, etc.) analyzes the fallacy of the quest for certainty in making decisions. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The images continue in a splendid visual extension of Dylan's wry wit; children will delight in the chance to supply the final animal's name themselves. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Dylan fans extant in 1979 when his album Slow Train Coming was released won't be able to keep his rasping voice out of their heads, but that shouldn't impair their appreciation, or children's, of this wonderfully imaginative visualization of the lyrics. Read full book review >

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THE DUST OF EARTH by Dylan Huntington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2015

"Sci-fi enthusiasts should prepare to be lured in by this series entry that's sturdier and more assertive than the first."
Huntington's (The Rings of Elpída, 2013) sci-fi series continues, as the inhabitants of a dying Earth train youngsters to acclimate to another planet—and its mind-invading alien species. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE RULES by Dylan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 1995

"But the chills that course through this gothic freak show are all too real."
What ought to be a break for the CID in their efforts to catch The Carpenter, a serial killer who tortures his female victims in truly horrific ways before letting them die—the unaccountable survival of Dr. Thomas Meredith, who witnessed the crucifixion and murder of his companion Jilly Grant in numbing detail—is foiled when Meredith retreats into apathy in an attempt to block out his awful memories. Read full book review >