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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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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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 >