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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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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RALPH’S CHILDREN by Hilary Norman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The big surprise from Norman (Last Run, 2007, etc.) isn't at all clever; it's illogical rather than ironic, leading to a climax that's irredeemably creepy."
A reporter, a young mother and a shadowy band of former schoolmates play out a drama to an end none of them quite anticipated. 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 >

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THE GIANT, O'BRIEN by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Distinguished by a deft use of voices (from O'Brien's soaring lyricism and earthy humor to Hunter's desiccated musings) and by a vivid portrait of the feculent underside of London: a fresh, moving meditation on the sources of wonder and the dangers of a depraved rationalism."
The title character in Mantel's grimly lyrical latest novel (after Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, 1997, etc.) is in flight from a number of horrors. 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 >