Search Results: "Joanne 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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Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"An entertaining but uneven historical tale."
In Hardy's debut historical novel set in the Civil War era, a woman in a border state is torn between her moral beliefs and the brother-in-law she secretly loves. 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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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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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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BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN THINKERS by Henry Hardy
Released: April 1, 1978

"An absorbing, arresting group of studies, and as important a book as will be published this year."
What should be done? 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 >

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THE VOICE OF THE DOLPHINS by Hardy Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2011

"A moving, effective tale that urges readers to place greater importance on environmental conservation."
An award-winning filmmaker describes three decades of work with dolphins. Read full book review >