Search Results: "Janice Hardy"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 2, 1995

"At his best, however, Seymour-Smith plays well the delicate game of reading Hardy's novels and poetry as biographical sources while chastising the critics who substitute sensational speculation for an acknowledgment that sometimes a writer just makes things up."
A scrupulous and contentious investigation of Hardy's (18401928) life and work, striking a sensible balance among his melodramatic Wessex novels, his impassioned and pessimistic poetry, and a life more mundane than other biographies have presumed. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

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THE SHIFTER by Janice Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Timely ethical exploration in the guise of high-action fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
A teen with the power to shift pain from one person to another chooses between saving her sister's life and her principles in this first of a projected series. Read full book review >

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DARKFALL by Janice Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Though lacking some of the punch and rapid-fire excitement of the first two volumes, the finale offers suspense, resolution of prior wrongs, the sweetness of first love and a battle-tested heroine who fights with her head and heart. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
In this final installment of The Healing Wars series, warrior Nya desperately searches for her missing sister while fighting to preserve her heritage even as the Duke of Baseer prepares to invade Geveg. Read full book review >

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UNCLE JANICE by Matt Burgess
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Is it possible that Burgess is doing for Queens what Junot Diaz is doing for New Jersey? No easy answer just yet, but this novel will make you wait for one to show up."
The multicultural stew pot that is contemporary Queens is served up steaming in this pungently uproarious novel about a frenzied young policewoman advancing her career one drug buy at a time. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"A richly introspective biography sure to rekindle interest in Hardy's writing."
Another wonderfully readable life by veteran biographer and journalist Tomalin (Samuel Pepys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM OF THOMAS HARDY by Floyd Skloot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"A sporadically insightful, intermittently entertaining blend of memoir, literary history, and fabulist speculation."
A man and his wife, Americans, go to England to visit sites associated with the writer Thomas Hardy; while there, the man sees Hardy in an apparition: "Something I missed," the phantom whispers. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Nicely, touchingly done, and the familiar story exerts its reliably magnetic pull, but fans of JaneEyre will wonder why."
A clever orphan girl, mistreated by relatives, then sent to suffer cruelly at boarding school, finds heartbreak and eventual heartsease with a brooding older man. Sound familiar? Read full book review >

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THE RITES & WRONGS OF JANICE WILLS by Joanna Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2011

"Serve to readers who like their chick lit with a side of humor. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Who better to study adolescent behavior than Janice Wills, a budding anthropologist and teenager herself? Read full book review >

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ARGOS by Ralph Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"An unfortunate choice of narration robs this epic tale of its power. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic tale of The Odyssey is told from the point of view of Odysseus' faithful dog, Argos.Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A LATTER-DAY VIRGIN by Nicole Hardy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A searching, sensual celebration of one woman's struggle for identity and autonomy."
A poet and essayist's candid account of how she came to painful terms with her sexuality and her Mormon faith. Read full book review >

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THE GEOMANCER'S COMPASS by Melissa Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Notable for originality but limited by forced writing and shallow characters. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Chinese-Canadian cousins must lay to rest the hungry ghost of an improperly buried ancestor in this debut for teens set in the very near future. Read full book review >