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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STATE OF GRACE by Hilary Badger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Most intriguing and provocative. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Would people truly be happy if they could return to the Garden of Eden before the Fall? A girl lives blissfully within such a world, convinced she and everything else was created by Dot, her beloved deity. Read full book review >

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CADDY EVER AFTER by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Caddy, the would-be bride, makes a late appearance, but by then, unbeknownst to her, her fate has been pretty well sealed in an extremely satisfying and comical ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lovers of McKay's other offerings about the irrepressibly wacky and loving Casson family won't be disappointed by this latest installment. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN LUCK by Hilary McKay
Released: May 1, 1999

"Ultimately, the book gains momentum, becomes enjoyably outrageous, and culminates in an amusing, gratifying ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Four eccentric but gallant children get into an amazing amount of trouble in this madcap comedy from McKay (The Amber Cat, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAFFY’S ANGEL by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"While not as distinctive as The Exiles and Dog Friday, this is nevertheless an enjoyable outing characterized by a spirit of warmth and humor. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Saffron is eight, she finds out that she was adopted at age three, after her mother—her adoptive mother's sister—died in a car accident in Italy. Read full book review >

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THE EXILES by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A delightful debut. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When their dad unexpectedly inherits five thousand pounds, the sisters assume they'll all share; they're horrified when, instead, they're sent to ``Big Grandma'' in England's Lake District while their house is renovated. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 9, 2009

"Uncommonly graceful and wise."
Well-wrought, deeply thoughtful personal essays from a master of the form. Read full book review >

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GIVING UP THE GHOST by Hilary Mantel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2003

"Mantel's voice, often gently whimsical, can also snarl with anger and bite with satire."
An English critic and novelist (Fludd, 2000, etc.) summons the ghosts of her childhood and youth. Read full book review >

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LESSONS IN FRENCH by Hilary  Reyl
Released: March 5, 2013

"Un bon livre."
Debut author Reyl's coming-of-age novel about a young American artist who paints captivating scenes of life in The City of Light. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED STARS by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"It's wired read for lovers of slightly harder-edged pop fiction."
Like Norman's Chateau Ella and In Love and Friendship, another dark and tangled family saga, full of weird left turns along the road of life for four Italian orphans. Read full book review >

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A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 1993

"Re-creating the fullness of history with its wealth of human faces and failings, this is a lively, engrossing tale of power, glory, and despair."
British novelist Mantel weighs in with her American debut: a massively impressive, painstakingly detailed saga of the French Revolution as its leaders lived it. Read full book review >

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LAST CHANCE LLAMA RANCH by Hilary Fields
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An engrossing story with a unique cast of characters—both human and animal—written in a unique and confident voice."
A former Olympian finds herself working on a llama ranch in Fields' (Bliss, 2013) charming new novel.Read full book review >