Search Results: "Edward Hardy"


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KEEPER AND KID by Edward Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"<\b>A rambunctious story from Hardy (Geyser Life, 1996) that portrays the graceless experience of child-rearing with honesty and good humor."
A junkman who forgot to grow up inherits an unusual forget-me-not from his ex-wife. Read full book review >

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GEYSER LIFE by Edward Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Overall, a slick, pleasant, promising, but rather shallow performance."
From storywriter Hardy, a first novel about two brothers, their sister, and their father, each estranged from the others. Read full book review >

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MARTHA, NO! by Edward Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Still, a delicious tone and the perfect illustrator are sure to make this a beloved story in many a household (odd ending or no). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet disposition combined with a penchant for mass destruction drives this sweet if mildly flawed tale of a nanny and her overly enthusiastic young charge. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

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ARGOS by Ralph Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"An unfortunate choice of narration robs this epic tale of its power. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic tale of The Odyssey is told from the point of view of Odysseus' faithful dog, Argos.Read full book review >

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BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >

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NOTHING PINK by Mark Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"This should find a place in most young-adult collections. (Fiction. YA)"
In 1979, 14-year-old Vincent Harris moves to a new town with his mother and father, who's a preacher. Read full book review >

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THE SHIFTER by Janice Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Timely ethical exploration in the guise of high-action fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
A teen with the power to shift pain from one person to another chooses between saving her sister's life and her principles in this first of a projected series. Read full book review >

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LONDON LOVERS by Barbara Hardy
Released: July 17, 1996

"Above and beyond its ambitious structure, this polished novel of sex, love, and literature is poignant and engagingly romantic."
Described as a narrative experiment, this wildly compelling novel ostensibly depicts the tender passion of an adulterous love affair, though in the end it becomes clear that it's also a highly original meditation on the tenuous links binding fact and fiction. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER HOUSE by Justine Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2006

"Hardy's lack of novelistic skill hobbles her attempt to pull together the personal and the political, the past and the present."
Kashmir is the setting for this messy first novel by a British nonfiction author (Bollywood Boy, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN THINKERS by Henry Hardy
Released: April 1, 1978

"An absorbing, arresting group of studies, and as important a book as will be published this year."
What should be done? Read full book review >

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DARKFALL by Janice Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Though lacking some of the punch and rapid-fire excitement of the first two volumes, the finale offers suspense, resolution of prior wrongs, the sweetness of first love and a battle-tested heroine who fights with her head and heart. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
In this final installment of The Healing Wars series, warrior Nya desperately searches for her missing sister while fighting to preserve her heritage even as the Duke of Baseer prepares to invade Geveg. Read full book review >