Search Results: "H.M. Naqvi"


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HOME BOY by H.M. Naqvi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A breezy, thoughtful and witty novel about the immigrant experience."
In this case the homies are Pakastani-Americans and Pakistanis who want to be American—at least until 9/11 upsets the cultural balance. Read full book review >

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VIII by H.M. Castor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Readers will be caught up by the sweeping tale, which is more successful than many similar attempts at bringing a fascinating historical character and period to life. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
British historian Castor chooses a well-rehearsed period of history to re-examine what made the Tudor monarch tick from a new perspective. Read full book review >

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ORVIS by H.M. Hoover
Released: Aug. 1, 1987

"A friendly and cheerful story, with Orris particularly well-drawn; a little predictable, but the threats and rescues are believable, and the theme of tension between spacers and earth people isn't overworked."
Two spacer kids stranded on earth befriend an ancient robot, and together they find sanctuary. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"So, as science fiction, this gets a fiction 8, science 5."
Abby, already at 12 a cheerful hostess at the fashionable inn her great-uncle runs on Earth, takes an instant dislike to Brian, the snobbish, arrogant son of wealthy off-Earth settlers. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Beautifully written, fully realized, fast-paced—this blurs the line between fantasy and history and has winner written all over it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An original, remarkable and very true debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A masterfully written exploration of the beauty and cruelty of love, as sharp as it is sensual."
A disillusioned writer travels to the tropics in search of inspiration in Blanc's emotionally astute debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE LION'S CUB by H.M. Hoover
Released: Oct. 21, 1974

"The fate of the real Jemal-Edin, who returned to his own people only to be rejected as an outcast and enemy and killed by his own father, is told in an afterword, but though the settings are rich and evocative, Hoover has captured only the shadow of this tragic prince."
Jemal-Edin, the first son of the ruler of Daghestan and almost a man by the standard of his people's harsh, Muslim-Caucasian culture, is given as a hostage to Czar Nicholas I, where he becomes a child prince of the Russian aristocracy. Read full book review >

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ONLY CHILD by H.M. Hoover
Released: March 1, 1992

"Not one of Hoover's better efforts. (Fiction. 9+)"
Cody, born on the research ship Annie Cannon, is 12 before he leaves the ship. Read full book review >

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THE WINDS OF MARS by H.M. Hoover
Released: June 1, 1995

"Readers learn how interstellar trade, corporate interests, and greed shaped a frightening and at times too-familiar society, more concerned with maximizing its profits than caring for its own citizens. (Fiction. 11+)"
Hoover (Only Child, 1992, etc.) makes Mars the futuristic setting for a compelling coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN PALACE by H.M. Hoover
Released: April 1, 1988

"Medea's reputation; Hoover's version is especially thoughtful and well worked out."
A revisionist account of the legendary evil figure—here, portrayed as more sinned against than sinning—from a well-regarded SF author. Read full book review >

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THE REDHEAD by H.M. Howington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"An intriguing title, but a fitful tale of blackmail and murder."
This debut detective novel's eponymous figure embroils a Los Angeles private investigator in a convoluted case. Read full book review >