Search Results: "Johanna Constance Hunt"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 13, 2012

"Not quite Ripley, but an enjoyable tour of a deranged mind nonetheless."
In Hunt's debut thriller, what begins as a humdrum play-by-play of a community's recovery from a disastrous hurricane blooms into a twisted tale involving two murders—both by the same hand. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA HUNT
by Lucas Loredo

Samantha Hunt’s fiction lies in the meeting place between our common reality and the expanded reality of dreams, transformations, visitations, and conjurings. In her previous novels, teenagers communicate with the dead, a man travels through time over Queens, and men emerge from and disappear into the ocean. Hunt’s latest book, a collection of stories titled The Dark Dark, again inhabits ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER CUP by Constance Leeds
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seasons change and friendship grows, and Anna's story becomes one of courage, kindness and hope in her corner of the medieval world. (author's note, historical note, glossary, foreign phrases) (Fiction. 12+)"
Fifteen-year-old Anna lives in a small German village in 1095, a year that will bring great changes. Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA, 1500-1900 by Constance Jones
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Illustrations, maps, index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
At last, a history of pre-colonial Africa presenting an African perspective for young adults. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFF THE TRACKS by Constance Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"An often appealing story about a young girl's adventurous, yet impoverished, life on the road."
Hood's debut novel tells the story of a young girl whose divorced mother takes her family on a trip to Germany, where they live as vagabond beatniks in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1996

"Neuman's book is interesting as a historical review but superficial as political analysis because of its failure to consider fundamental questions of the relationship of the media to society. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Neuman, foreign editor of USA Today, claims to debunk myths about the power of technology to shape world events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF GHOSTS by Johanna Stoberock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Spirited and fresh-faced, a decent debut marred a bit by heavy breathing ('Did I say his eyes were blue? They were like a September sky')."
First outing about a young woman's bittersweet marriage to a tour guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Johanna Lindsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Sex and Christian warmth to ring up cash-register rhapsodies."
Regency fluff that might be retitled The Seduction, since at heart its greatest allure is sex, not the Christmas season. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR JEFFREY by Constance M. Foland
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For sheer tear-jerking, this is not up to Lurlene McDaniel's formulaic novels, but it has rewarding moments. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a loving, occasionally sentimental story, Dodie is having a hard year: her parents are separated, and heading for divorce; her older brother, once a comrade, now finds her useless; her hopes for the school talent show are squashed by a disastrous tryout; and there is no one her age in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NORA by Constance C. Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"No wonder Chuck finds Nora's quiet ways likable; as her wry narration demonstrates, she's perfectly capable of nabbing the attention she needs, and entertaining her audience in the process. (Fiction. 10-12)"
If only the heroines of this tale—Nora, almost 13, and sibling Patsy, just 12—didn't seem so much older than their ages suggest, Greene would have a near-perfect tale about the hauntings of the heart. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A worthy listing, but only a first stop on the way to further research. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A sound-bite presentation of 65 African-Americans who were ``first'' at something. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tethered to Wanting by Constance Huddleston Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A compelling Southern narrative that effectively develops its engaging characters."
Debut author Anderson offers a richly textured, coming-of-age novel based on true events. Read full book review >