Search Results: "Edward Hollis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MEMORY PALACE by Edward Hollis
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2014

"Eloquent and evocative evidence of the evanescence of all."
Hollis (Interior Design/Edinburgh Coll. of Art; The Secret Lives of Buildings, 2009) returns with a personal history of the ephemeral lives of interiors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A strong, satisfying exploration of the history, beauty and wonder of Western architecture."
An architect debuts with a look at 13 iconic structures, each of which has altered greatly as newer generations have honored different deities, despots and dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE WILL BE CRASHING SHORTLY by Hollis Gillespie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 15, 2015

"Despite turbulence, an amusing airline-industry thriller that informs as it entertains. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The sequel to Unaccompanied Minor (2014) delivers another round of in-the-air shenanigans for would-be airline heiress April Mae Manning.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A LOBSTER LOVER by Lee Hollis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"The recipes scattered through the book include several cocktail suggestions readers may need to get through this muddled mystery."
Three women's vacation from their everyday lives is cursed from the start. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNACCOMPANIED MINOR by Hollis Gillespie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"A high-sky winner all the way from coast to coast. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A laugh-out-loud thriller about family court, money laundering and skyjacking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELEN and THE GIRLS by Hollis Summers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"Welcome grace notes to an accomplished writer's life."
Subtle evocations of lives shadowed by sadness and disappointment but saved by love—in two novellas by the late Summers (Standing Room, 1984, etc.). ``I walk a tightrope,'' asserts Ben Adams (in ``Helen'') as he begins to type his story at his lakeside cabin. ``I suppose every man walks a tightrope between sanity and depression, or perhaps desperation is a kind of sanity.'' Ben, an admitted Victorian, feels that he's been drowning in the stifling order of his monogrammed life—``A.V.A. the percale sheets say, Our lives monogrammed.'' Married to the exhaustingly capable Anita, whose favorite response is ``beautiful,'' Ben feels alienated as well from his relentlessly cheerful family, scarred by an unhappy childhood, and bored by his work—certainly not the stuff of tragedy, these smaller griefs of everyday life, though no less wearing in their effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Lingering Cloud by Hollis Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2014

"An elegant, tenderly written story of love and loss."
In Hughes' (Mindful of Him, 2014) latest novel, a young preacher discovers on his wedding night that he's married a woman with a serious mental illness—one that will devastate both their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU by Hollis Seamon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A fresh, inspiring story about death and determination. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When you're surrounded by death, anything can look like a good opportunity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT AND FURIOUS by Judi Hollis
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Hollis offers the usual self-help lingo, realistically, if sometimes simplistically, examining issues of power and gender to offer a slightly different approach to eating disorders. (Author tour)"
Hollis (Fat is a Family Affair, not reviewed) maps the journey of self-examination that women must take to heal food obsessions She contends that we are seeing epidemic levels of compulsive eating, anorexia, and bulimia, and that these eating disorders stem from rage toward the ``mother-daughter wound'' as mothers, not knowing any better, pass on lies, pain, and disappointment to their daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICIOUS SPRING by Hollis Hampton-Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Shocks but utterly fails to linger."
Bleary first novel about a perpetually drugged teenager floating downward through the seedier side of Nashville. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD APPLE'S PERFECT DAY by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Though Mac's 'bad apple' moniker is strictly marketing, his core belief that it is 'never too late to turn things around' is a nutritious notion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An outing doesn't quite go as planned for Mac the apple and his resident worm, Will—first met in Bad Apple (2012) and still best buds. Read full book review >