Search Results: "Hal Taussig"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"Not a substitute for the real thing."
A culminating work of the Jesus Seminar era and of others influenced by it, this collection of manuscripts serves to complete and update the standard Christian New Testament. Read full book review >

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JALAPEÑO HAL by Jo Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Harris's lively illustrations are in the proper spirit; with flat, bright colors rimmed in heavy, squiggly black line, they almost jump off the page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When ``rough, tough cowboy'' Jalape§o Hal comes to Presidio, everyone keeps out of his way—except Kit, whose ambition is to eat enough hot peppers to grow up as tough as his hero. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL HAL CLEMENT by Hal Clement
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2000

"At opening up new perspectives, Clement is masterful."
Follow-up to the first installment (1999), this one consisting of 17 stories, 1942-87, though on what basis they were selected isn't clear. Read full book review >

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BEING HAL ASHBY by Nick Dawson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"A worthwhile portrait by a capable biographer."
The story of how a troubled boy from Utah who rarely watched films became the director of Being There and Harold and Maude, challenging Hollywood with his progressive attitude. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 1999

"Persuasive aliens, remarkable world-building, and splendid puzzles: fans partial to any of these will find Clement well worth investigating."
Three full-length novels from Clement (Still River, 1987) dating from an era when novels ran to 150—200 pages and didn't wear out their welcome. Read full book review >

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HAL AND THE VERY LONG RACE  by Lucy Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"It's an unassuming, sweet story, and sometimes that's enough. (author's note) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A timid hedgehog named Hal runs an impromptu race with his group of animal friends. Read full book review >

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THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC by Hal Marcovitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Both reasoned and impassioned. (notes, further research, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Marcovitz offers a timely exploration of the issue. Read full book review >

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LAST FERRY SOUTH by Hal Dorin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"Patrick O'Brian meets Lee Child in this slightly flawed page-turner that still holds up."
Dorin's debut is a high-seas thriller set largely on a ferry making a perilous journey from Anchorage to Seattle. Read full book review >

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TOO DEAD TO SWING by Hal Glatzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Though mystery takes a backseat to band member shenanigans and wall-to-wall banter, it's still a lively jitterbug down memory lane."
In 1940, a woman can't get a job in male-dominated swing bands except as a singer. Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL LYCANTHROPES by Hal Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This quixotic, uber-intellectual debut, laced with literary and historical references, has some comedic elements, but is, perhaps, too smart for its own good. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A dark, surreal adventure follows Myron, in the company of animal shape-shifters, as he seeks his true identity. Read full book review >