Search Results: "Hannah Kent"


BOOK REVIEW

BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A magical exercise in artful literary fiction."
With language flickering, sparkling and flashing like the northern lights, Kent debuts with a study of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, an Icelandic servant convicted of an 1828 murder. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD PEOPLE by Hannah Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"If Stevie Wonder is correct, when you believe in things you don't understand, then you suffer. Kent's novel validates his indictment of superstition."
A battle between belief systems in rural 19th-century Ireland forms the backdrop for Kent's (Burial Rites, 2013) unblinking examination of the corrosive costs of poverty and ignorance. Read full book review >

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WOLVES IN THE WALLS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Cover Story: Sisterly Flub

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Where Is My Mind?

Bonus Factors: Unreliable Narrator

Relationship Status: Visiting Privileges

 

Cover Story:  Sisterly Flub

These (brunette, not blonde) girls are in a snowy forest, not a cornfield. Why they are holding each other (and ...


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LIFE IN THE BIG EASY
by David Rapp

Novelists love New Orleans. Its hot, humid summers, dazzling architecture, unique gastronomical delights, and diverse culture have proven irresistible, providing the colorful backdrop for a wide range of fiction—from literary classics, such as John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces and Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, to such popular genre outings as Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series and John Grisham’s ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

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GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >

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HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

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THE RED BOAT by Hannah Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A deftly delivered lesson on facing life's little challenges. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A "magic" boat offers a lonely girl a whole new world...of imagination. Read full book review >

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RED FOX by Hannah Giffard
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"This is her first book: a promising debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After his traditional prey eludes him one luckless night, Red Fox goes into town and finds some burgers and fries in a garbage can—just the thing to celebrate the cubs his mate has produced in his absence. Read full book review >

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A RIDDLE IN RUBY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sailors seeking espionage and a cast of characters who can't sit still should embark on this series' maiden voyage. (Steampunk. 10-13)"
Sometimes the biggest threat and thrill is trying to blend in. Read full book review >