Search Results: "Harriet Hyman Alonso"


BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA AND THE SLAVE CATCHERS by Harriet Hyman  Alonso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A tense adventure about interracial adoption that gets to the heart of what's most important: love. (author's note, maps) (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
The life of a Connecticut girl is turned upside down by the Fugitive Slave Act. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 1994

"A skillful, dramatic, unsentimental blend of introspection and action."
A most eloquent Holocaust memoir, distinguished by symmetry of storyline and theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

This latest entry in the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series presents the troubling case of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American citizen who sued the US government for damages for his time spent in an internment camp during WW II. Read full book review >

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KILLING THE MANDARIN by Juan Alonso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Swift and engaging right to the last."
Part political thriller, part treatise on the fragility of human interaction, this fine novel from the Argentinean-born Alonso (Althea, 1976, etc., not reviewed) offers a penetrating look into the struggle against oppression, both political and personal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORROW by Louis Hyman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."
From an economic historian, a timely look at the evolution of consumer debt in the United States. Read full book review >

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MANGO DELIGHT by Fracaswell Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The unexpected loss of a dear friendship leads to anxiety and ultimately resilience in television writer and producer Hyman's first middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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THE COIN by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2013

"A suspenseful, sexy romantic thriller."
In her debut novel, Alonso-Sierra blends action, suspense and steamy romance to tell the story of an up-and-coming artist and the secret agent assigned to protect her against an anonymous terrorist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"An avalanche of vital information and advice from an enthusiastic wellness expert."
Bestselling author of the Ultra- health-book series (The UltraMind Solution, 2008, etc.) expounds on the limitless benefits of a balanced, organic, fiber-friendly diet. Read full book review >

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JUPITER'S DAUGHTER by Tom Hyman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"A shambling yet enjoyable bit of claptrap from the author of Prussian Blue (1991)."
Michael Crichton meets the Brothers Grimm in a battle to decide humankind's evolutionary fate. Read full book review >