Search Results: "Hart Seely"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"Similar to most baseball games—a lot of dead time between meaningful moments, but those moments make it worthwhile."
Syracuse Post-Standard reporter/humorist Seely instructs fans on how to harness the awesome power of "Juju Rules" on behalf of their favorite teams, but primarily if their favorite team is the New York Yankees. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE ROUNDUP BOYS by Debra Seely
FICTION
Released: July 15, 2004

"Though the cover will have readers thinking this is simply a romance, it is a story with substance, and readers will want to go back and read its companion, Grasslands (2002), which tells Tom's story prior to coming out to Kansas. (author's note) (Fiction. 11+)"
It's a familiar story: pretty, rich farmer's daughter falling for the hired hand. Read full book review >

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GRASSLANDS by Debra Seely
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An excellent coming-of-age story and a must for collections on prairies, cowboy life, and westward expansion after the Civil War. (author's note, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thomas Hunter felt constrained by the life his wealthy grandfather had laid out for him: "Academy, college, a law school. Read full book review >

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MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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UNDEAD WITH BENEFITS by Jeff Hart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"These zombies are so touchingly human it's impossible not to love them. (Horror. 14-18)"
Zombies Jake and Amanda head to Iowa for a hoped-for cure, psychic ex–government agent Cass in tow. Read full book review >

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WATCHING JULY by Christine Hart
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

A grieving teenager stumbles into an abusive relationship and is terrified by supernatural visions in this pedestrian thriller. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN MAY by Karen Hart
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Ali's first-person voice is sometimes generic ('There's no way I'm pregnant—that's something that happens to other girls') but sweetly plainspoken. (Fiction. YA)"
A gentle simplicity infuses this story of white, middle-class teen pregnancy. Read full book review >

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AVENGING THE OWL by Melissa Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A memorable read. (resources) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Solo's dad walked away from a successful Hollywood career writing cartoons, traded the Corvette for a VW bus, and moved his family from their beachfront home to a trailer in Oregon, where Solo's efforts to avenge his kitten's death at the claws of an owl go horribly wrong. Read full book review >

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THE ROOSTER MASK by Henry Hart
Released: May 1, 1998

"Altogether, Hart's Puritan plainness and his love of simple things and chilly landscapes make for much welcome clarity."
This second volume by the William and Mary English professor incorporates some of the strengths of those poets he's written about in academic monographs, especially Robert Lowell, whose tragic sense of history is much like Hart's (The Ghost Ship) own: incidents and figures from the past remembered from a somewhat altered perspective—through old dioramas found in a barn, the Lincoln Memorial covered in pigeons, or the reenactments of Williamsburg. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTIE CAPER by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 1991

"Meanwhile, the author's knowledge of the genre is ever— and irritatingly—on show."
An elaborately plotted homage to Agatha Christie—once again featuring Annie Darling (Deadly Valentine, etc.), owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore on South Carolina's Browards Rock Island. Read full book review >