Search Results: "Howard Whitehouse"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"With Slavin's fabulous pen-and-ink lines to complement the action, this title is pure unadulterated fun; readers will mourn the end of the trilogy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rollicking, raucous, madcap, crazy fun best describes this conclusion of the Mad Adventures of Emmaline and Rubberbones. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Bring them on. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Along with offering a leading candidate for Year's Best Title, this rousing sequel to The Strictest School in the World (2006) pits the wonderfully motley household of Mad Aunt Lucy Butterworth against not only the villainous girls'-school Headmistress from last time, but a new crew of thugs led by a sinister secret agent whose face has been blown off. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An entertaining mix of high and low comedy: Expect sequels, and look forward to them. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this lighter-than-air Victorian school story, young Emmaline Cayley, consigned to Yorkshire's forbidding St. Read full book review >

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BEFORE WE MET by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Astute readers will pick up on clues that things aren't right before the hapless Hannah, but they'll still enjoy this well-drawn, taught thriller all the way to the end."
Whitehouse's latest (The House at Midnight, 2008, etc.) examines the relationship between two newlyweds following the husband's disappearance; the wife knows little about his past. Read full book review >

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MOBILE LIBRARY by David Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"An offbeat narrative that struggles to gain traction with adult readers."
A precocious 12-year-old boy joins a cast of quirky characters in this surprising adventure novel. Read full book review >

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BED by David Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"While the reader may ask—why?—the journey to the answers is remarkable, nuanced and coy."
The story of two brothers at odds over how to live their lives. Read full book review >

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KEEP YOU CLOSE by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A first-rate psychological thriller about the decisions we make that forever define us."
A woman retraces an estranged friend's last days following her seemingly accidental death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Whitehouse takes readers on a richly rewarding journey through space and time in this scientific travelogue."
In the spirit of Jules Verne's popular classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, Royal Astronomical Society fellow Whitehouse (The Sun: A Biography, 2005, etc.) describes how modern advances in geology provide insight into the evolution and dynamic structure of the Earth. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT MIDNIGHT by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"A somewhat tiresome story."
A debut novel by London resident Whitehouse that follows a group of friends through one traumatic year that threatens to tear their circle apart. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSTOR by Georges Bernanos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1999

"An often maddeningly discursive work that, nevertheless, accumulates great power in a devastating portrayal of a tormented soul that itself becomes a tormentor."
A new translation of an early (1927) novel by the French author (1888—1948) of at least one masterpiece, The Diary of a Country Priest, among numerous other intense explorations of the doctrinal intricacies and psychic burdens of the Catholicism that was his lifelong theme. Read full book review >

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UNDER SATAN’S SUN by Georges Bernanos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"Not all readers will agree, but Under Satan's Sun should not be missed."
First published in 1926 and long unavailable in English translation, this vivid debut novel by the eminent French Catholic author (1888-1948) is a solid stepping-stone pointing toward the greater achievements of Bernanos's Diary of a Country Priest and The Impostor. Read full book review >

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THE MECHANICAL MIND OF JOHN COGGIN by Elinor Teele
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A sly, side-splitting hoot from start to finish. (Adventure. 11-13)"
The dreary prospect of spending a lifetime making caskets instead of wonderful inventions prompts a young orphan to snatch up his little sister and flee. Where? To the circus, of course. Read full book review >