Search Results: "Hilary Thayer Hamann"


BOOK REVIEW

ANTHROPOLOGY OF AN AMERICAN GIRL by Hilary Thayer Hamann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Intelligent and without a false note—a memorable work."
Closely observed, Holden Caulfield-ish story of teendom in Manhattan and its purlieus in the age of Me. Read full book review >

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HILARY AND THE LIONS by Frank DeSaix
Released: Oct. 24, 1990

Separated from her parents on a visit to New York, Hilary curls up at the foot of the library lions—which then come to lite and take her on a city tour before returning her to her hotel. Read full book review >

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HILARY AND THE TROUBLEMAKERS by Kathleen Leverich
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hilary's highly imaginative alibis are so real to her that- -unlike her family and her teacher—she quite believes in them. Read full book review >

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HILARY RODHAM CLINTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"No matter—she was propelling her way into history.' (author's notes, sources) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
When young Hillary Rodham's hopes of joining NASA as an astronaut were dashed because she was a girl, she didn't stop dreaming or doing, all the way (almost) to the top. Read full book review >

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A FAIRY CALLED HILARY by Linda Leopold Strauss
Released: April 15, 1999

"In her wonderful frolic, Strauss mingles ordinary events and enchantment with ease; the fun is complemented by charmingly droll black-and-white drawings. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A very funny little book about a fairy and the family she elects to live with after they confess they believe in her. Read full book review >

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FORCE 12 by James Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2001

"A masterful, enthralling sea story to put alongside the genre's classics."
Smashing, edge-of-the-seat thriller about a gloomy rescue paratrooper with a death wish who risks all to save a monomaniacal software mogul and the mogul's ex-lover in the storm-tossed Bering Sea. Read full book review >

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BELONGING by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"9% pure formula."
Thayer always writes compellingly about women's lives, but sometimes the stories feel close to the bone while, other times, they're as dazzling but weightless as soap bubbles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2005

"A welcome piece of military history, adroitly balancing racism and legal questions in one story."
An Emmy-winning journalist sets the record straight about the death of an Italian POW during WWII. Read full book review >

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HITLER'S VIENNA by Brigitte Hamann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Hamann concludes that Vienna's fin-de-siäcle malaise was a critical ingredient in the madness that became Nazi Germany."
A valuable social history of Vienna's netherworld and an attempt at explaining Hitler's anti-Semitism. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST COTTAGE by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"It's a pleasant escape to a state of mind in which rebuilding a life is as simple as pitching an umbrella and spreading out a towel."
Everything is better at the beach—even divorce—in the bestselling author's (Nantucket Sisters, 2014, etc.) latest love story set in Nantucket.Read full book review >

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MONKEY WRENCH by Terri Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Thayer's pleasant latest (Old Maid's Puzzle, 2008, etc.) offers its curious heroine a touch of romance and several puzzles to solve, and adds quilting tips for the like-minded."
A quilt-shop owner's ideas for promoting her shop and helping an employee involve her in a case of murder. Read full book review >

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WILD GOOSE CHASE by Terri Thayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Dewey's debut compares well to other cozies that use craft shops as backgrounds for murder."
A computer geek inherits a quilt shop, helps run a booth at the Northern California Quilt Extravaganza and becomes a murder suspect. Read full book review >