Search Results: "Evelyn Hood"


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MYSTERY IN PRIOR'S FORD by Evelyn  Hood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"The first of Hood's Prior's Ford mysteries to be published in the U.S. (Scandal in Prior's Ford, 2011, etc.) is more village romance than mystery, but it does draw you into the lives of the villagers."
The quiet English village of Prior's Ford is happy to welcome a celebrity resident, but not so much another murder. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO PRIOR'S FORD by Evelyn  Hood
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Although Wood's last Prior Ford novel did offer up a murder (Mystery in Prior's Ford, 2012, etc.), the series and her latest entry is really a pleasant, romantic look at life in a small town."
The people of the small Scottish border town of Prior's Ford have their secrets large and small. Read full book review >

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FESTIVAL IN PRIOR'S FORD by Evelyn  Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Fans of the series (Return to Prior's Ford, 2013, etc.), who won't object to the slow pace, will be happy to learn more about the denizens of the seemingly placid village as they sip a cup of tea and enjoy a biscuit while they read."
More secrets lurk beneath the surface of the sleepy Scottish village of Prior's Ford. Read full book review >

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CARROT AND PEA by Morag Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Wonderfully understated humor, thought-provoking illustrations, and a spot-on theme about the enriching nature of embracing differences combine to create a story that is much more than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lee, a pea, and Colin, a carrot, are improbable friends in this picture book. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Whether or not they think of themselves as bookish, readers of all stripes will enjoy cycling through these characters' lives and discovering their shared, mysterious past."
A mother and a daughter seek balance in their broken lives while books provide them with comfort, clarity, and clues to a mystery. Read full book review >

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AN ITALIAN WIFE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A soulful and multilayered book from this accomplished author."
A century in the life of an extended Italian-American family. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING BLUE by Ann Hood
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Hood's finely tuned prose raises her fourth novel (Three-Legged Horse, 1989, etc.) a notch above clichÇ as she recounts the lives and loves of a trio of youngish, single women in N.Y.C. Lucy, an international tour guide and would-be illustrator, is in love with Jasper, a bartender and would-be dancer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Convincing treatment of a sensitive, frequently contentious issue."
British experimental psychologist Hood (Cognitive Development/Univ. of Bristol) argues that superstition is the product of normal mental development. Read full book review >

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AN ORNITHOLOGIST’S GUIDE TO LIFE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2004

"A strong, fine collection overall, if not consistently stellar. (Many of these pieces first appeared in The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, etc.)"
Debut collection of 11 humorous, heartfelt stories by novelist Hood (Ruby, 1998, etc.), with characters who find small, determined ways to shock the bourgeoisie in and around Providence. Read full book review >

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COMFORT by Ann Hood
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2008

"A loving tribute by turns harrowing and beautiful."
Novelist Hood's brief, heartbreaking memoir chronicles the death of her five-year-old daughter and its soul-searing aftermath. Read full book review >

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THE KNITTING CIRCLE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Readers can only knit their brows in consternation, and hope for a better book next time."
The popular Rhode Island author's eighth novel (Ruby, 1998, etc.) is another domestic melodrama about loss, grief, therapeutic bonding and communal healing. Read full book review >