Search Results: "Hilary Corna"


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ONE WHITE FACE by Hilary Corna
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A fun, inspirational work about a gutsy expatriate's life overseas."
In this debut memoir, a young American college graduate moves to Singapore and lands a plush job with Toyota. Read full book review >

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GIPSY LAKE by Domenico Corna
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"An uneven fantasy tale with an encouraging message about embracing life's risks."
Corna (You'll Fall Asleep, 2014, etc.) offers a fantastical novel about a fearful girl and the strange events that help her find herself. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Hilary Duff
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nice-guy supporters will resent the bum rap Duff gives to Ben, Clea's other admirer, but they're the wrong audience for this purple, obsessive, murderrific series opener. (Paranormal romance/horror. YA)"
Ludicrous wish-fulfillment trappings surround immortality, gore and passion. Read full book review >

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PERMANENT ROSE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"This fine, funny sequel, with its wonderful dialogue and utterly effortless-seeming weave of plots and characters, stands on its own, but readers will certainly want to get their hands on the first two. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Readers who have fallen in love with the eccentric, cheerfully chaotic Casson family from the award-winning Saffy's Angel (2002) and Indigo's Star (2004) may initially resent the intrusion of David, the enormous ex-tormenter of Indigo, who seems as if he'll never be accepted into the fold. Read full book review >

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THE EXILES AT HOME by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"The Conroy sisters are slightly too eccentric to gain the devotion and sympathy of their readers, but kids will be amused at their bizarre antics. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ruth, Naomi, Rachel, and Phoebe Conroy are up to their old mischief in this sequel to The Exiles (1992). Read full book review >

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THE NEXT ONE TO FALL by Hilary Davidson
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"The mystery is a bit over the top, but Lily's feelings for her sister ring painfully true, and Davidson's rendering of Machu Picchu and Cusco would merit a pisco sour toast even from the great Jan Morris."
An attempt to overcome grief with a trip to fascinating Machu Picchu leads to even more wild intrigue. Read full book review >

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ON ISLAND TIME by Hilary Stewart
Released: July 1, 1998

"Stewart's successful embrace of island life is a good primer for anyone wanting to know the upside of a move to the country. (150 illustrations)"
Perky, abbreviated noodlings on the wonders of island life add up to a short (mostly natural) history of a small place. Read full book review >

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FASCINATION by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1992

Norman, known for such pulpers as Shattered Stars and Chateau Ella, lands in lukewarm water with her latest—the completely unsurprising story of Magdalen Gabriel, a ``woman of ever-changing names, one year Swiss, the next French, and...American.'' Magdalen's driven by nothing exactly, but she is slightly haunted since her beloved papi, Alexander, was torn from her when she was only seven, and under scandalous circumstances that included his drinking buddy, Zeleyev, and a brutalized prostitute. Read full book review >

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SPELLBOUND by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1993

"The lovers often seem more cloying than passionate, and the prose sometimes clunks like a square-wheeled cart—but Norman tells a good story, complete with likable characters and luxurious sets."
Another darkly romantic thriller from Norman (Fascination, 1992; Shattered Stars, 1991, etc.)—a high-glamour journey through the theater worlds of London and New York. Read full book review >

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DANGLED CARAT by Hilary Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Patience is a virtue in this relatable, real-life love story."
Grossman's true-life account of her quest for a wedding ring despite a boyfriend wary of commitment. Read full book review >

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Night Clouds by Domenico Corna
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 18, 2013

"A poetic novel that effectively integrates elements of science fiction, fantasy and drama."
In this mystical novel, a girl finds herself torn between her own reality and an alternate world she's created in her own mind. Read full book review >