Search Results: "Jonathan Hamel"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"The closing revelation that his transatlantic flight was no accident makes a tantalizing lead-in to the next episode, due in October. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Writing as "Holm & Hamel," the authors open the case files of a feline James Bond. Read full book review >

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MY FAVORITE LIES by Ruth Hamel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"There's some inconsistency here—the opening tale in particular seems subpar—but, still, this is an auspicious beginning for a very talented writer."
A debut collection of clever, deftly written stories, by an author who's appeared in such places as the Kenyon Review, North American Review, and the Missouri Review. Read full book review >

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THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Lucie Papineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A strong, unusual addition to the biography shelf. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Cyprien-Noé Cyr was born to a poor farming family in a small Quebec village that had no idea one of their own would one day attain worldwide fame. Read full book review >

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MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS by Christopher  de Hamel
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A rare, erudite, and delightfully entertaining history."
A palaeographer's fascinating investigation of medieval culture. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

But if The Locals ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE STINK FILES by Holm & Hamel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Further episodes on the way. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Justice isn't exactly done, but at least the bad guys are identified and sent scurrying, in this second adventure featuring an upper-crust feline spy shanghaied to New Jersey. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY SCHOOL by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Home sweet school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The family from BuildingOurHouse (2013) returns, but this time their son tells readers all about life as a home-schooled kid.Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN ARMY by Jonathan Maberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"This first book in an explosive new series is the perfect mix of science fiction and magic. (Fantasy/science fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since the alien invasion, 11-year-old Milo has suffered from nightmares, but when a voice in his dreams tells him the world needs a hero, he has a hard time believing it could be him. Read full book review >

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BITS & PIECES by Jonathan Maberry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An entertaining divergence from the solid series. (Science fiction. 13 & up) "
The aptly named fifth book in the Rot & Ruin series fills in gaps and provides key back story to the series. Read full book review >