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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1996

"General readers will find a wealth in Hamill's pages as well."
This exemplary collection of journalism is fueled by a powerful nostalgia for a New York—and a world—that once was. 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 >