Search Results: "Jan Hahn"


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VOICES by Jan Hahn
Released: Oct. 22, 2010

"A sheaf of revealing X-rays of the soul in distress."
A doctor confronts ailments of the spirit as well as of the body in these raw, anguished poems. Read full book review >

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FOUR SCORE AND FOUR by Gil Hahn
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A prodigious, fascinating effort that needs a stronger unifying narrative to make it more readable."
A comprehensive, detailed study of life, the economy, and politics in the United States on the eve of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING MY OWN FOOTSTEPS by Mary Downing Hahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Hahn is in top form, proving through Gordy's first-person narration that real love can triumph over all kinds of adversity, and often does. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For as long as he can remember, Gordy and the other members of his family have been routinely beaten bloody by his alcoholic father. Read full book review >

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ANNA ALL YEAR ROUND by Mary Downing Hahn
Released: April 19, 1999

"Life was different in 1913, but the core issues that children face—whether to cheat to save face, or to accept a dare that's too hard—are timeless, and young readers should find Anna's experiences meaningful. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Nothing very special happens in Hahn's beguiling slice-of-life novel, set in Baltimore at a time when gaslight illuminated the streets and commuters traveled by trolley. Read full book review >

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PROMISES TO THE DEAD by Mary Downing Hahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2000

"Historical events are placed in context in an afterward. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this fast-paced but flawed historical novel, Hahn (Anna All Year Round, 1998, etc.) recounts the harrowing story, told in the first person, of a journey undertaken by two young boys in the early days of the Civil War and of the bond that develops between them. Read full book review >

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SWISS VENDETTA by Tracee  de Hahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A well-constructed mystery that will leave readers pleasantly anticipating a sequel."
Inspector Agnes Lüthi investigates a violent death among the Swiss aristocracy in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

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JAMES, THE CONNOISSEUR CAT by Harriet Hahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"An iffy item for the cat fancier (depends on one's whimsy quotient), and a maybe (the fine-arts milieu is rather special) as a juvenile crossover."
Like the comics Garfield or Heathcliff, the silver cat James, in this excruciatingly whimsical tale of a brainy feline, is a cat only in (what we interpret as) giant ego and vanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A compelling examination of the long, divisive road to America's emergence, in 1919, as 'the most formidable power in the world.'"
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian reveals America's evolution into nationhood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Still, if taken in the (light) spirit in which it is offered, this is worthwhile addition to one's eucharistic library."
Hahn, a Protestant minister who converted to Roman Catholicism, has written extensively about the Catholic faith in previous books (A Father Who Keeps His Promises, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DOGHOUSE by Jan Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Thomas's entertaining story and spirited illustrations kick this one right out of the park. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The third time continues the charm for Thomas's latest offering featuring her familiar animal buddies (A Birthday for Cow, 2008). Read full book review >