Search Results: "Hester Kaplan"


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UNRAVISHED by Hester Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Although the insights are sometimes too explicit, Kaplan's stories confidently, capably explore the switchbacks of human interaction."
Relationships—flawed, ruptured, secret, evolving—are sifted and scrutinized in this latest collection from Kaplan (The Tell, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TELL by Hester Kaplan
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An initially intriguing but ultimately disappointing effort."
A stranger comes to town, upsetting the heretofore placid lives of a couple. Read full book review >

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KINSHIP THEORY by Hester Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2001

"A solid, well-written first novel that successfully avoids the saccharine and melodramatic."
Rather than the overwrought tearjerker it might have been—mother acts as surrogate for her infertile daughter—Kaplan (stories: Edge of Marriage, 1999) delivers an affecting and often biting portrait of family relationships. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF MARRIAGE by Hester Kaplan
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A precisely observant collection, unsparing, original, and resonant."
Tough-minded reports from the marital frontlines, by a writer with the keen eye of a reporter for the telling detail and apt metaphor. Read full book review >

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ISABEL OF THE WHALES by Hester Velmans
ANIMALS
Released: April 12, 2005

"Watch out Little Mermaid, here comes Isabel. (notes, drawings) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fantasy and reality merge in this aquatic coming-of-age adventure with a compelling ecological message. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING TRUTHS by Dayna Hester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2011

"Teaches and informs while remaining a compelling, nonexploitative read."
A teenage boy must piece his past together after discovering he was kidnapped as a child. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"O'Hare just fly. (7 b&w illustrations)"
A flight attendant's lighter-than-air view of his job and the crackpot customers for whom he cares. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Absorbing tale of a catastrophe at sea and its aftermath."
The harrowing story of a nautical hit-and-run accident off the coast of New Zealand that destroyed an American family. Read full book review >

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THE GATES OF EVANGELINE by Hester Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An eerie but inviting debut."
In the first of a planned trilogy, a writer grieving the loss of her 4-year-old son becomes enmeshed with the subjects of her true-crime book-in-progress. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY by Hester Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Escapism for anglophiles but not much more."
An updated Cinderella story set in London, with a heroine whose life is changed when she dons a wig. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS by Hester Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An in-depth fairy tale by a master of the genre, delivering old-fashioned satisfaction with some up-to-date sparkle."
When a good-hearted gardener finds love with a royal, romance may sprout thorns. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND SUTRA by Colin Hester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1997

"Still, this is a highly idiosyncratic, audacious debut."
Original, quirky, impressive first fiction by a former Zen student, British-born, who now teaches at the University of Montana. Read full book review >