Search Results: "Hal Vaughan"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY by Hal Vaughan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A sorry story of war-time collaboration, exacerbated by the lack of reckoning during her lifetime."
Tenacious digging into secret wartime records reveals a worsening case for the legendary French designer. Read full book review >

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS by Simon Heffer
Released: April 6, 2001

"Brevity may be the soul of wit, but biography often deserves a little bit more."
A slender biography of English composer Vaughan Williams that pays more attention to the music than the man. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 1993

"Patoski and Crawford do an exceptionally strong job on Vaughan's final three years sober, his early fears, and his huge comeback. (Thirty-five b&w photographs)"
The brief life of the legendary Texas blues-guitarist, well told by Patoski (a senior editor at Texas Monthly) and writer/radio producer Crawford, both of whom live in Austin and saw dozens of Vaughan concerts. 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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ADDICTS & BASEMENTS by Robert Vaughan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A fascinating study of human attachment and loss."
A fast-moving fusion of microfiction and free verse that peers into the places where people keep things most deeply hidden. Read full book review >

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THE ABILITY by M.M. Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Chris' unresolved home life and an equally open-ended, anticlimactic ending suggest a sequel; readers not yet burned out on paranormal boarding schools may look forward to it. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Recruited to MI18, a top-secret British agency that employs children to gather intelligence, six preteens use their minds over high-tech gadgets to fight crime in this imported debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POWER SHIFT by Vaughan Lyon
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A blueprint for political reform that can serve as a resource for Canadians; also suitable for a broader audience interested in the dynamics of representative government."
A concrete proposal to improve Canadian democracy through constituency representation. Read full book review >