Search Results: "Hannah Pittard"


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REUNION by Hannah Pittard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"While well-written, with a clear narrative voice, the novel fails to produce much more than superficial revelations."
A man's unexpected death brings his children from five different marriages together for the first, and most likely last, time. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO ME by Hannah Pittard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Though its conclusion feels abrupt, there's plenty of moodiness and societal commentary to be found in Pittard's taut novel."
A husband and wife deal with their growing estrangement and the aftereffects of violence as they make an increasingly hazardous road trip. Read full book review >

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THE FATES WILL FIND THEIR WAY by Hannah Pittard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A melancholy coming-of-age debut novel in the spirit of The Virgin Suicides."
The sudden disappearance of a teenage girl has far-reaching implications for the psyches of the boys from her suburban town. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Both casual and confirmed fans will devour this delicious blend of fact and foolery with relish. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
More standup-style paleontology to follow When Fish Got Feet, Sharks Got Teeth, and Bugs Began to Swarm (2007). Read full book review >

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HOT JAZZ SPECIAL by Jonny Hannah
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2010

"To see it done right, dig out your copy of Mysterious Thelonious (1997) and give this one a miss. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's usually a bad sign when a publisher feels a need to print the entire text of a picture book a second time, at the end, without pictures. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

The author of When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth (2003) continues her droll but dependable tour of deep prehistory, focusing here on the flora, fauna and fungi of the Silurian and Devonian Periods, approximately 360 to 44 million years ago. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"A convincing argument for well-child care in early childhood."
A collection of articles edited by Pittard (Pediatrics/Univ. of South Carolina) makes the case for a standardized set of well-child visits in infancy and the preschool years. Read full book review >

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TEETH by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Provocative, unsettling, complex and multilayered. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
In a taut, unusual fable, narrator Rudy's family has moved to a remote island where a rare species of fish has magical healing properties when eaten. Read full book review >

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GONE, GONE, GONE by Hannah Moskowitz
Released: April 17, 2012

"A complete miss from an otherwise solid author. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The Beltway sniper shootings and the attacks of 9/11 become the crucible for this exploration of teenage grief and love. Read full book review >

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A WOODLAND CHRISTMAS TALE by Hannah Whitty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sweet and cheerful, but successful neither as a book nor as an Advent calendar. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple eight-page story with heavy, cardboard pages describes friendly forest animals working together to prepare a Christmas Eve feast for a mystery guest, with an Advent-calendar feature on the final pages. Read full book review >

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BOOMERANG by Barry Hannah
Released: May 22, 1989

More booze-addled ranting and red-necked rambling from the bad old boy of southern fiction, and despite the publisher's claim, there's no reason to consider this slim volume anything but autobiography. Read full book review >

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SOME OF THE PARTS by Hannah Barnaby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A touching depiction of the pain of grief. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Tallie was driving with only a learner's permit the night that her brother, Nate, died in a car crash. Read full book review >