Search Results: "Janette Sargent-Hamill"


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Released: June 10, 2010

"A sharp yet understanding guide to high-quality documentation of family history that proceeds with heart, logic and efficiency."
A how-to guide based on the idea that recorded narratives from elders are of long-lasting value to the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews who will outlive their family's great storytellers. Read full book review >

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LOVING WOMEN by Pete Hamill
Released: April 3, 1989

Compulsively readable but unabashedly romantic flight of autobiographical fancy (coming-of-age as a naval recruit in 1953 Florida) from the popular newspaper columnist and author (Flesh & Blood, 1977; The Invisible City: A New York Sketchbook, 1980; etc.). Read full book review >

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FOREVER by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2002

"A true Hamill piece: by turns fascinating, sentimental, hackneyed, and provincial in the best New York mode. It won't play in Poughkeepsie, but there are plenty of New Yorkers (and New York-ophiles) who will love it."
Journalist and author Hamill (the novel Loving Women, 1989; Why Sinatra Matters, 1998, etc.) offers a chronicle of 250 years of Manhattan life as experienced by an immortal Irish immigrant. Read full book review >

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FARSEED by Pamela Sargent
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"It most clearly resembles life itself: a murky, unresolved struggle for survival. (Science fiction. YA)"
In Earthseed (1983), Sargent told the story of Ship, sent into space with a mission to find new worlds for humanity to populate and regenerate in lieu of extinction on a dying planet. Read full book review >

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The Healer by Emma Sargent
Released: Dec. 28, 2015

"A rambling discussion, redeemed by its intriguing spiritual ideas and sprinklings of practical advice."
A client of an Australian healer shares insights from him as well as her own musings in this debut spirituality guide. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TAKE THE EX OUT OF EX-BOYFRIEND by Janette Rallison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"Fast-paced and funny, Rallison's latest will satisfy faithful fans and will encourage new ones to join the fun. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Caught between her popular boyfriend, Jesse, and her headstrong twin, Dante, Giovanna (16) is forced to take sides in the upcoming student-council election. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This is a witty, often hilarious romp that should appeal to young readers looking for light, enjoyable fiction. (Fiction. YA)"
In this high-school comedy, popular Samantha tries to compensate for her abysmally low SAT scores by running for student-body president. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

Jerry, 11, glimpses two child-size apparitions at the local museum and is instantly intrigued. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1997

"Fine fiction along with valuable insights: another excellent compendium."
The Nebula Awards of 1995, as voted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Read full book review >

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RULER OF THE SKY by Pamela Sargent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"The internecine rivalries defy comprehension, the battles are dull, and the sex scenes fall limp throughout 700 pages of repetitious, plodding prose."
Sargent (science fiction: Shore of Women; Venus of Shadows; espionage: Black Valentine) now turns her hand to the epic of Genghis Khan—as experienced by some of the innumerable women in the Khan's life. Read full book review >

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SEED SEEKER by Pamela Sargent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Put this one back on the YA shelf where it will find its natural audience."
Third entry in Sargent's interstellar colonization saga that began in 1983 and continued with Farseed (2007). Read full book review >