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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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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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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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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THE CHANGER'S KEY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Piracy, pyrotechnics, prison—prodigious.(Fantasy. 10-13)"
It's what inside that counts—particularly when it's a ciphered secret hidden in your blood. Read full book review >

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DEVIL-DEVIL by Graeme Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A maverick police sergeant meets his match in a single-minded American nun. Read full book review >

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1999

"But this is a heartfelt first adventure as well, treating duty, honor, and commitment with such unabashed seriousness that readers may be led into rethinking them."
An impressive debut about a young naval intelligence officer who pursues his father's murderer with Hamlet-like passion. Read full book review >