Search Results: "Ellen Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

MOSS HART by Jared Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Anyone seeking real insight into Hart's life and work would be better advised to pick up Dazzler or his delightful 1959 memoir, Act One."
Pedestrian biography utterly lacking the wit and charm that made the writer/director one of mid-20th-century Broadway's most beloved figures. Read full book review >

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ELLEN TEBBITS by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1951

"An eraser clapping session, however, patches the quarrel."
It seems obvious from this entrancing successor to Henry Huggins that the author is as well acquainted with the whisperings, weeps and whoops of third grade distaff side as she is with the ways of young men like Henry. Read full book review >

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LORENZ HART by Frederick Nolan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sympathetic account for fans of the musical theater of the '30s and '40s. (15 b&w photos, not seen)"
An old-fashioned Broadway biography of Richard Rodgers's first lyricist. Read full book review >

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CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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HUNTING THE WITCH by Ellen Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Kitchen-sink plotting, romance-novel writing, lame puzzle, limp effort."
Shoved into the elevator shaft of an abandoned hotel, Jeffrey Chapel falls to his death—and plunges restaurateur/sleuth Jane Lawless (Faint Praise, 1995, etc.) into another fine mess. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"What could be a charming tale of redemption becomes a heavy-handed fable."
Abandoned by her mother when she was just 5, Ellen bounced from foster families to group homes, learning to hide from the world. Shy, reclusive and obese, she's socially invisible to most people. Read full book review >

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FEVER IN THE DARK by Ellen Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Hart (The Grave Soul, 2015, etc.) connects the events of the main story to a brief opening chapter presenting a savage murder, leading readers up to the attack and beyond while revealing the potential murderer's motive."
A video gone viral forces a couple to confront one member's past and decide whether it means they can still have a future together. Read full book review >

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THE OLD DEEP AND DARK by Ellen Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The Deere family has to carry much of the weight of the narrative. That's great for readers who buy into their family gossip but less great for those who'll miss the sharp wit Cordelia displays in Hart's ongoing Jane Lawless series (Taken By the Wind, 2013, etc.)."
Two old friends work together to make connections between a historic mystery emerging from a theater renovation and a modern-day murder. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISION by Ellen Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2006

"Jane's got a new girlfriend, and Cordelia's been snookered by her sister Octavia once again. Otherwise, their 14th tour of duty (An Intimate Ghost, 2004, etc.) finds them little matured in their middle years."
Gay restaurateur/sleuth Jane Lawless wrangles with obsessed fans. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A map of Richmond would have been a nice addition. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Told in a series of letters between young freed slave Liza Bowser and Miss Bet (Elizabeth L. Van Lew), who freed young Liza and sent her from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia to be educated, this is fiction based on facts. Read full book review >