Search Results: "Hubert Butler"


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INDEPENDENT SPIRIT by Hubert Butler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

Posthumous but prescient historical, autobiographical, and literary essays from an Irish writer only now receiving his due. Read full book review >

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HUBERT THE PUDGE by Henrik  Drescher
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Good, clean vegetarian fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hubert never expects to grow up: All pudgies are destined for the slaughterhouse before they're a year old. Read full book review >

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THE BUTLER by Wil Haygood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Poignant and powerful."
A distinguished Washington Post journalist's account of the black White House butler who bore witness to eight presidential administrations. Read full book review >

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HUBERT INVENTS THE WHEEL by Claire Montgomery
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"However, there are enough laughs and action to keep readers reading, and Shelly's cartoon illustrations are an asset. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fifteen-year-old Mesopotamian Hubert will never be the Hauler his father hopes he will. Read full book review >

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EVEN THE BUTLER WAS POOR by Ron Goulart
Released: Dec. 7, 1990

A short, fast, breezy, comic caper in which H.J. (Helen Jeanne) Mavity arrives at the mall to be paid back $5000 by her former boyfriend, Rick Dell, and instead receives a dying message from his almost lifeless lips: "Ninety nine clop clop." Read full book review >

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HUBERT HORATIO BARTLE BOBTON-TRENT by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"If Hubert lacks the verve of a Clarice Bean, this is still a sweetly offbeat tale whose heart is in exactly the right place. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When the "frightfully, frightfully rich" Bobton-Trents get bored with their set and decide they need to meet someone new, they have a child, the absurdly precocious Hubert Horatio. Read full book review >

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The President's Butler by Laurence Leamer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2016

"A fictional dramatization of America's current presidential race, skillfully rendered."
A butler recounts his service to an egomaniacal businessman who runs for president. Read full book review >

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OCTAVIA E. BUTLER by Gerry Canavan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Scholarship for science-fiction scholars."
A deep reading of the work of the late science-fiction master. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"A butler's fictionalized account of the unhappiness in a Hamptons household and the true heart of the mansion—the staff."
In Williams' novel, a butler recounts the jealousy, drama and poisoning in the home of his Hamptons employer. Read full book review >

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KILL THE BUTLER! by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"He should apply for a patent."
When rich old Lou Langley is killed in a suspicious accident on his Long Island estate, Chief Rosko of the Dunehampton police, eager to prove he's doing everything he can, gets the bright idea of planting an English detective in the household as a butler—and the job naturally falls to Henry Peckover, the poet of Scotland Yard (Peckover Holds the Baby, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"As in the first effort, the situations don't always live up to their full potential for hilarity but will, at times, leave readers amused. (Farce. 9-13)"
Introduced in Leaving the Bellweathers (2009), the comically dysfunctional family is back for another outing. Read full book review >