Search Results: "Hilary Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT WAR by Mark Holborn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Beauty and horror contend for dominance on nearly every powerful page."
A stunning collection of images from all fronts, all points of view, during the war to end all wars, 1914-1918. Read full book review >

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LORDS OF TRILLIUM by Hilary Wagner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Fast-paced and full of intrigue, this is one fantasy lovers won't want to miss. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
The third volume of the Nightshade Chronicles (Nightshade City, 2010; The White Assassin, 2011) is as entertaining as it is satisfying. Read full book review >

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FOREVER ROSE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2008

"Simply lovely. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The utterly beguiling tale of four children named for paint colors and their artist parents concludes in the most engaging way possible one December—all told in 11-year-old Permanent Rose's distinctive voice. Read full book review >

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INDIGO’S STAR by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Readers submerged in the happy din of the family's conversations will wish they could be adopted by the Cassons. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It might be eight-year-old Rose who steals readers' hearts in McKay's delightful companion to Saffy's Angel (2003). Read full book review >

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THE AMBER CAT by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The seaside setting is as enchanting as the collection of children, and the British humor that peppers this novel only provides more cheeky appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Revisiting some of the characters who appeared in McKay's Dog Friday (1995), this story finds Robin Brogan, his friend Dan, and neighbor Sun Dance down with the chicken pox. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Rich and colorful, if somewhat bulky, tribute to a visionary. (24 pp of color illustrations, 159 B&W illustrations)"
The concluding volume of the first biography of the groundbreaking artist Henri Matisse, offering compelling insight and tiresome domestic details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME IS THE EXILE by Hilary Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Overwrought but palatable."
A family history of sorts, traced out by Masters (Success, 1992; Strickland, 1989, etc.) in two directions to converge in the most unlikely manner. Read full book review >

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LAST RUN by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Norman (The Pact, 1997, etc.) shows a stronger instinct for killers than sleuths. Her main interest, however, continues to be in the fortunes of her hero's domestic circle."
Miami-Dade Detective Sam Becket—or, more accurately, members of his family—tackle the case of the killer whose victims are found dead on local beaches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An evenhanded introduction to as unlovable and consequential a crew as ever pounded a boardroom's conference table."
A blue-chip rundown on the predatory Wall Streeters who incur sizable risks in hope of realizing handsome rewards—by taking big positions at a discount in the distressed debt securities of Chapter 11 casualties. Read full book review >