Search Results: "Hope Tarr"


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SUGAR by Jenna Jameson
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Tarr and Jameson create an engaging, touching, blazing hot story that packs a lot of sex, action and emotion."
A retiring adult entertainment icon leaves Los Angeles for New York City to take care of her sick best friend and winds up in a sexy new relationship that ultimately makes her yearn for more. Read full book review >

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HIS MAJESTY'S ELEPHANT by Judith Tarr
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Entertaining fare from an author who would seem to be capable of more substantial work. (Fiction. 12+)"
The author of several fantasies and SF novels for adults sets her first YA book in Charlemagne's court in A.D. 802. Read full book review >

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WHITE MARE'S DAUGHTER by Judith Tarr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 1998

"The author's fans (old and new) should flock to what the publisher hopes will be her breakthrough this time to a wider public."
Tarr (Queen of Swords, 1997, etc.) usually grinds out two huge historicals a year based on medieval and ancient history. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF SWORDS by Judith Tarr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1997

"Tarr's large and devoted readership won't be disappointed."
Historical novel about Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem, by the author of King and Goddess (p. 853) and many others. Read full book review >

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PILLAR OF FIRE by Judith Tarr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

"Tarr's hard-to-swallow revisionist Exodus ends up neither engaging nor persuasive."
Tarr's latest historical is again set in Egypt (Throne of Isis, 1994, etc.), this time in the reign of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, that puzzling figure who attempted to introduce monotheism to Egypt and was succeeded by the boy-king TutankhatenTutankhamon. Read full book review >

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THRONE OF ISIS by Judith Tarr
Released: April 1, 1994

"But again she fails to breathe life into famous characters; nor does she manage to translate all that expertise into anything resembling a compelling narrative."
Returning to Egypt following her romance based on Alexander the Great's sojourn there (Lord of the Two Lands, 1992), Tarr retells the story of the historical lovers Anthony and Cleopatra and adds a fictional pair, Dione and Lucius. Read full book review >

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LADY OF HORSES by Judith Tarr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A lively story in the action prose of hacks (type, type, type), but Tarr's sensibility and creation of an alternate feminine mythology would make Joseph Campbell dance a jig."
Once again, Tarr (The Shepherd Kings, 1999, etc.) heads back, back, back in time to hunt for the mystical source of the horse-spirit in humankind. Read full book review >

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THE RAGGEDY RED SQUIRREL by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The brief text follows the squirrel from spring to fall; an afterword adds a few more facts. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
By the author of Wild Animals of Africa ABC (1989), another attractive nature book with outstanding photos. Read full book review >

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YOUR CAT'S WILD COUSINS by Hope Ryden
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"List of 18 additional wild cats; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the author of Wild Animals of America ABC (1988) and other nature titles, an elegant, readable look at 18 wild relatives of the housecat, with striking color photos and information on appearance, behavior, habitat, scientific name, and endangered status for each. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MARRY A GHOST by Hope McIntyre
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2007

"Chick-lit trappings expand a pretty good puzzle beyond the comfort zone."
Ghostwriter Lee Bartholomew (How to Seduce a Ghost, 2005) jumps the pond for the sake of family, career and maybe something special. Read full book review >

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CHIGGERS by Hope Larson
by Hope Larson, illustrated by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A delightful addition to any duffle (or library). (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
Eisner Award winner Larson effectively mixes magical realism with the timeless rituals of summer camp in this pitch-perfect graphic novel for ‘tweens. Read full book review >