Search Results: "Elizabeth Hand"


BOOK REVIEW

SAFFRON AND BRIMSTONE by Elizabeth Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Some redundancy and sketchiness are only slight blemishes in another rich display of this gifted visionary's enticing wares."
Myth and magic are the ingredients assembled to sometimes stunning effect in this vivid gathering of previously collected and recently published stories from the award-winning fantasy author. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2012

"An impressive blend of biography and magical realism. (author's notes; select bibliography) (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A 20th-century teen artist and 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud transcend time and place in this luminous paean to the transformative power of art. Read full book review >

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MORTAL LOVE by Elizabeth Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Great fun, in an impressive synthesis of bygone times and forgotten lore."
In fantasist Hand's crowded seventh novel, the collision of our known world with the lushly erotic, magic-inflected one of "faerie" bedevils mortal protagonists. Read full book review >

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HARD LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A must for fans of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike novels."
Hand explores the darker side of the human psyche in this gripping urban suspense novel, a sequel to Available Dark (2013).Read full book review >

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WAKING THE MOON by Elizabeth Hand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Page by page, great entertainment—with special effects from Industrial Light and Magic. (Author tour)"
Men have been in charge too long, and at this moment the moon goddess Othiym Lunarsa slouches toward Washington, D.C., to be born—in this fourth novel and first hardcover from Hand. Read full book review >

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ILLYRIA by Elizabeth Hand
FANTASY
Released: May 13, 2010

"This intense, sensual and bittersweet love story unfolds in hauntingly lyrical prose and should appeal to mature teens. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Growing up in a large, eccentric, extended family in Yonkers in the late 1960s, two first cousins exist in their own private world. Read full book review >

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BLACK LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Vivid, evocative, and well informed if heavily symbolic, with accurately limned teenaged characters; the problem's not so much a slender plot that doesn't cohere as the failure of the characters to adopt any recognizably purposeful course of action."
In Hand's new fantasy, as in Waking the Moon (1995), two opposing groups of magicians, the Benandanti and the Malandanti, struggle to control human destiny. Read full book review >

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GLIMMERING by Elizabeth Hand
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1997

"Flashy and downbeat, a sort of pre-post-cyberpunk as depressing as it is pointless."
Fin-de-siäcle/apocalyptic yarn from the author of Waking the Moon (1995), etc. Earth's atmosphere, destroyed by pollution and ozone depletion, coruscates with bizarrely colorful discharges, banishing night and hiding the stars. Read full book review >

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AVAILABLE DARK by Elizabeth Hand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Yet another author tries to capitalize on Stieg Larsson's Scandinavian success. But this entry from Hand (Illyria, 2010, etc.) reads more like a grotesque fairy tale gone wrong."
A moody loner heads to Helsinki and beyond, while murder and general creepiness follow. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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