Search Results: "Harvey Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

Big Jack Is Dead by Harvey Smith
Released: April 2, 2013

"A powerful family saga by a writer with talent to burn."
A hellacious father retains his grip on his son's psyche even after death in this darkly brilliant debut novel. Read full book review >

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IN THE CITY by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Endlessly entertaining for all ages, as well as subtly educational. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Three siblings take turns describing their family's trip to the city, with 14 panoramic pictures. Read full book review >

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BIG, SCARY WOLF by Harvey Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1997

"Stevenson (Grandpa's House, 1994, etc.) uses a palette of green, purple, and blue to create a spooky atmosphere, which evaporates as soon as the wolf comes into the light, and rendering its scariness— and its preference for staying in or out—moot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
``Rose couldn't sleep. Read full book review >

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STRANGE AND WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Entertaining and informative. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A trip through the history of flight, with Weiss (Maps: Getting from Here to There, 1991, etc.) at the helm. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S HOUSE by Harvey Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1994

"The author's pen-and-watercolor illustrations nicely capture the warmth of this special relationship and its shared pleasures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A realistic account of a little boy's visit to his grandpa's home, distinguished by some imaginative touches (Grandpa names a sandbar ``Woody's island'' because it ``goes away and then always comes back again, just like you do'') and the fact that this Grandpa is modeled on the author's father, author-illustrator James Stevenson. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA ON VACATION by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"This dashing adventure is a satisfying addition to this lively series. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The dauntless Alice-Miranda returns in a sequel fraught with mystery (Alice-Miranda at School, 2011). Read full book review >

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HEARTS AT STAKE by Alyxandra Harvey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"This fluffy series opener is fundamentally silly and derivative of everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight to Harry Potter, but its fast-moving plot and refusal to take itself too seriously offer partial redemption. (Paranormal romance/adventure. YA)"
Solange Drake, a dreamy potter, has more on her plate than the average almost-16-year-old: Intoxicating pheromones waft from her skin, attracting numerous unwanted suitors, and she's dreading a potentially fatal transformation from human to vampire. Read full book review >

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CAVE GOSSIP by Keith Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An absorbing tale in which the quest for self-knowledge packs a lot of emotional resonance."
A mild-mannered scholar confronts his woman problems by delving into the mythic landscape of the south of France in this searching psychological novel. Read full book review >

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NOW'S THE TIME by John Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1999

paper 1-871033-53-5 Fans mourning the news that Last Rites (p. 414) is the last of Harvey's ten peerless novels about Nottingham's Inspector Charlie Resnick have won at least a modest reprieve in these eleven stories, two never before published. Read full book review >

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THE WILDERNESS by Samantha Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"Harvey squeezes some pathos out of Jake's condition, but not much else."
A limp first novel from English author Harvey that moves back and forth between an Alzheimer's patient's past and present. Read full book review >