Search Results: "John Haines"


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FABLES AND DISTANCES by John Haines
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"When taken together, they form a coherent philosophy of an uncompromising artist."
A far-reaching and frequently contentious collection of the author's writings (previously published mostly in literary journals), ranging from scathing literary and social criticism to beautifully crafted nature essays, personal remembrances, and poems. Read full book review >

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THE STARS, THE SNOW, THE FIRE by John Haines
Released: May 26, 1989

Exquisite—sometimes preciously so—autobiographical wilderness essays by an accomplished poet (Winter News, 1966: The Stone Harp, 1971). Read full book review >

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JUDAS BURNING by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sympathetic characters and an unblinking look at the banality and breathtaking evil below Jexville's surface make this latest from Haines (Hallowed Bones, 2004, etc.) a must-read."
Jexville, Miss., is a quintessential sleepy southern town whose beauty, a newspaper publisher learns, covers a lot of ugly secrets. Read full book review >

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CROSSED BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Haines plays every race card in the deck and throws in some bedroom scenes for readers who like a little romance."
Zinnia, Mississippi, has two things going for it: The best white blues-guitarist, Scott Hampton, strums away at African-American Ivory Keys's roadhouse, Playin' the Bones; and a passel of Daddy's Girls (DG), who've grown up, like Tinkie, to epitomize southern womanhood—except for Sarah Booth Delaney, the slightly askew DG who runs her own detective agency and so is hired by Ida Mae Keys to prove that, despite the evidence, Scott didn't murder her husband. Read full book review >

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FEVER MOON by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"Southern specialist Haines (Penumbra, 2006, etc.) presents a case that's as macabre psychically as it is geographically, with enough emotional turmoil for a whole series."
Myth and murder collide in the bayou. Read full book review >

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IN MY SISTER’S COUNTRY by Lise Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2002

"Adolescent angst."
Sibling rivalry carried to the max in a first novel about sisters living unhappily together in Chicago. Read full book review >

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ROCK-A-BYE BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"As usual, Haines crams a lot into her latest cozy (Bone to Be Wild, 2015, etc.), aiming at readers with a taste for levity rather than restraint."
A Mississippi detective must dig down deep into the roots of a town when a newborn is left on her doorstep even though her business partner may want to keep the baby for herself. Read full book review >

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BONE APPÉTIT by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"So-so, with the greatest originality expended on the travails of Sarah Booth's lovelorn hound."
Southern-fried dysfunction. Read full book review >

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HALLOWED BONES by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 30, 2004

"Lacks the charm and joie de bayou one expects from tales of the Big Easy. And where's the fun in a ghost who nags?"
Comfort, southern style: A healing touch, gossip and beignets with chums, and a ghost in flapper garb giving lessons in romance to a private eye in need of a pedicure. Read full book review >

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BONES OF A FEATHER by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"Haines (Bone Appetit, 2010, etc.) diverts the reader from plot inconsistencies with great dollops of charm."
A lesson in lying, Mississippi style. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"A serious study of project planning and implementation."
Haines provides a how-to for managing the execution of business projects. Read full book review >

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GIRL IN THE ARENA by Lise Haines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Entertainingly gruesome and emotionally resonant—but ultimately contrived. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Lyn is the daughter of seven neo-gladiators, the men her mother married, one after another, until each died in the arena for the pleasure of the national TV audience. Read full book review >