Search Results: "Edie Hand"


BOOK REVIEW

FRED & EDIE by Jill Dawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A riveting story, not so much because of its tragic dimensions, but because of the remarkable degree to which Edie rises from the page to tell her tortured tale. Can the movie version, to be released here this year, compare?
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A third novel from British poet and editor Dawson (the YA How Do I Look, 1991, etc.), shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread and Orange Prizes and already a bestseller in the UK (30,000 copies thus far), works history and fiction seamlessly together in a complicated story of passion and murder that caused a sensation in England in 1922. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2010

"This Christian-themed handbook offers insight and comfort, though falls short of sharing three-dimensional stories.

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An oncologist and his cancer-surviving co-author present the stories of 12 cancer patients and analyze each person's spiritual growth following the diagnosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A feast for readers whose eyes are (or should be) on the prize, in a volume as well-turned-out as the dapper W.E.B. Dubois, who was 'more handsome than a fresh-cut paycheck.' (timeline, index, lists of recommended reading and viewing) (Collective biography. 10-15)"
Addressing the appetites of readers "hungry for role models," this presents compellingly oratorical pictures of the lives and characters of 10 African-American men who exemplify a "birthright of excellence." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAND OVER HAND by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A sweet tale that is both culturally specific and universal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A girl's place is on shore in Nina's fishing village in the Philippines, but today will be different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHIP HAND by Dick Francis
Released: May 28, 1980

After a dull departure into spy/terrorism (Trial Run), Francis clearly wants to get back on the track—and he does it by reviving lame ex-jockey/private-eye Sid Halley (Odds Against, 1966), whose sleuthing led to his losing a hand (he now has a nifty motorized one). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAND IN HAND by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Thanks to Wells' experienced hand, this book is a fine gift for new parents. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An ode to parenting, from child to mother, starring Wells' beloved bunnies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAND FOR A HAND by T. Frank Muir
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Muir's second engagement for the divorced Gilchrist (Eye for an Eye, 2008) rests several rungs down from Rankin and Harvey but is still fairly high up on the Scottish police procedural scale."
DCI Andy Gilchrist of the Fife Constabulary's Crime Management Department is targeted for revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND by Janet Allison Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Hands down, this subject is a poor choice for a board format. (Board book. 2-4)"
This hand-shaped effort describes the purpose and power behind people's hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOJO HAND by Timothy J. O'Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"The blues master emerges more as a cliché than a living artist."
Unsatisfying biography of the Texas blues original. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOJO HAND by Greg Kihn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"No question, blues players and fans will dig these chords, which reverb with Kihn's now familiar shimmer."
California disc-jockey (and former rock star) Kihn brings back Beau Young of the Stone Savages from Big Rock Beat (1998) The author's recipe is simple: take Nan and Ivan Lyons' deliciously droll mystery, Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (1976); replace cooks with black American bluesmen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNE'S HAND by Belva Plain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1999

"Every step, from auto accident onward, shows —fortune's hand— at work, though the surprising conclusion would seem to underline the notion that character is fate—and Plain as day."
Once again, Plain (Legacy of Silence, 1998, etc.) tells a plain story in a style rinsed of ornament and dredged of anything sticking up to break the narrative flow. Read full book review >