Search Results: "Hadley Dyer"


BOOK REVIEW

HADLEY by Gioia Diliberto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"Holds Hadley and Hemingway in a clean mirror full of Paris mornings. (Three eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
A life of Ernest Hemingway's first wife and a quite moving return to A Moveable Feast; by the author of 1987's well-received Debutante: The Story of Brenda Frazier. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A work bound to provide food for thought and perhaps for the table. (preface, glossary, online resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A manifesto advocating local microfarming as an ecological necessity in today's changing world is chock-full of fascinating information. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 28, 1994

"A second-rate rendering of a first-rate idea: the limit of popular tolerance in early American democracy as exemplified by the life and death of one courageous woman."
The story of Mary Dyer, executed in 1660 in Boston for her Quaker beliefs, should be an instructive walk on the darker side of American democracy—but this treatment by debut author Plimpton reads more like one of those perky biographies inflicted on middle- schoolers for a social-studies project. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"While this topic may not be on most tweens' radar, the kinds of problems addressed, from unfair curfews to unsafe streets, are surely familiar to many, and the book's straightforward examination may empower them to take positive action. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Dyer believes that kids have an important stake in how public space is used because they do not have their own truly private spaces. Read full book review >

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THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Even without advisable cuts, a strong, inventive tale. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl tries to cope with her own survival after the deaths of her friends in this psychological—or is it paranormal?—debut suspense tale. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2013

"Kuhns' follow-up to Will's debut (A Simple Murder, 2012) offers a sensitive look into matters of the heart woven into a nifty puzzle."
Weaver Will Rees copes with family woes while investigating the murder of his childhood friend Nate Bowditch. Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Interesting and unusual. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Mara's absorbing tale continues in this first sequel in the Mara Dyer series, answering some questions but, clearly, leaving plenty of suspense still to come. Read full book review >

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BILLIE DYER AND OTHER STORIES by William Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1992

"Treasurable small masterworks of American literature."
From a writer whose career has now spanned almost 60 years comes a volume of breathtakingly perfected and lovely stories that have most of the past century for their grazing land. Read full book review >

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LOVE SLAVES OF HELEN HADLEY HALL by James Magruder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"This is a tour de force in terms of narrative strategy, though the sexual antics, despite their multitudinous variety, eventually get tiresome."
Sexual escapades of various sorts at a Yale graduate-student dormitory are narrated by the ghost of Helen Hadley, the dorm's benefactor. Read full book review >

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ACCIDENTS IN THE HOME by Tessa Hadley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"Perfectly fine in execution but also a bit tiresome; with a different conception in the central story, Hadley's consummate knowledge of her characters might have resulted in a more telling debut."
A sorrowful debut follows a family and some friends as they go stage by stage through dissatisfaction with their lives. Read full book review >

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JIM-DANDY by Hadley Irwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Beautifully wrought; the compelling simplicity and subtly rendered emotion invite comparison with Sarah, Plain and Tall. (Fiction. 10+)"
In their first historical novel since I Be Somebody (1984), a well-regarded pseudonymous team constructs a taut tale of the spirited horse that Custer actually purchased for his wife and the fictional Kansas farm boy who raised him. Read full book review >

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SUNSTROKE by Tessa Hadley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A collection of strikingly original narratives."
Ten unorthodox stories demonstrate exactly how quiet desperation is the English way. Read full book review >