Search Results: "Janet Hubbard"


BOOK REVIEW

CHAMPAGNE: THE FAREWELL by Janet Hubbard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"First in a planned series inspired by the author's many trips to France. The mystery is less complex than the heroine, who's nearly as appealing as the descriptions of the wine district."
An NYPD detective, in France to attend a wedding, finds herself investigating a murder as well. Read full book review >

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BORDEAUX by Janet Hubbard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"This second case for Max (Champagne: The Farewell, 2012) offers a wide range of suspects along with a love affair with both a complex Frenchman and France itself."
Welcome to la belle France, land of wine and murder. Read full book review >

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BURGUNDY by Janet Hubbard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Hubbard expounds on the ways winemaking and drinking are deeply embedded in French culture while her charming protagonists solve murders—in this case, a complex puzzle that touches on the threat of terrorism lurking throughout France today."
Hubbard's trilogy of lovingly forged mysteries about the beauty and culture of France (Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish, 2014, etc.) draws to an end with a case much too close to home. Read full book review >

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WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard
Released: March 13, 2012

"A thoughtful and meandering travel narrative, this will find an audience among readers willing to take the time to get to know characters whose motives they might not always understand. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A tale of self-discovery slowly unfolds in this novel about a talented artist who falls for her travel companion as she backpacks in Central America. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH by Mandy Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Harmless wish-fulfillment for romance fans. (Romance. 12-18)"
A Cinderella story set near modern-day Seattle brings a poor girl together with a handsome, uber-rich, famous guy. Read full book review >

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TWO IS FOR DANCING by Woodleigh Hubbard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, the artist's innovative use of color and stylized forms is worth a look, and the joyous enthusiasm in each picture is pleasantly contagious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The author/illustrator of C Is for Curious: An ABC of Feelings (1990) applies the same flamboyant style to the numbers from 1 to 12 with less success. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDSHIP BOOK by Woodleigh Hubbard
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Children—as well as adults—will be amused by the humor and the strength of the visual expression. (Picture book. 5+)"
In her third book, Hubbard brings the distinctive style introduced in C Is for Curious (1990), an innovative pictorial exploration of the emotions, to a dozen aphorisms: ``A friend keeps your secrets''; ``Friends don't always agree''; etc. Again, the artist's vibrantly contrasted colors and decorative animal figures—in simple, dynamic shapes that could have been inspired by Matisse's cutouts—deftly express the subtleties of emotion, whether in a fearful blue creature clinging to its insouciant, boldly yellow companion, whose delicate stance declares understanding as well as courage; or in a comfortably rounded pair with similar shapes and dissimilar but related colors, relaxing among pleasantly curvilinear forms (``Friends just need each other''). Read full book review >

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WHOA, JEALOUSY! by Woodleigh Hubbard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Nowhere else is there credit or acknowledgement of what, or how much, role she played. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Jealousy is a feeling that gets inside you. You invite it in, and suddenly . . . Read full book review >

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Woodleigh Hubbard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Included are cardboard cut-out ornaments of the drawings. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers have heard it a trillion times before and still can't remember the verses. Read full book review >

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LIKE MANDARIN by Kirsten Hubbard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 8, 2011

"This is a good story that would have been better with a change of focus. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Mandarin Ramey is the girl everyone wants to be or be with. Read full book review >

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PAPER COVERS ROCK by Jenny Hubbard
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"Readers will eagerly anticipate her next work, and in the meantime they may try such similar, classic fare as A Separate Peace and The Catcher in the Rye. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
It may take a village to raise a child, but a boys' boarding school is a poor substitute, with its 24/7 peer culture and absentee parents "who pay shitloads of money to send their sons away." Read full book review >

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AND WE STAY by Jenny Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As graceful as a feather drifting down, this lyrical story delivers a deep journey of healing on a tragic theme. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A strong, gentle, smart and powerful book about suicide's aftermath. Read full book review >