Search Results: "Jonathan Hull"


BOOK REVIEW

LOSING JULIA by Jonathan Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Pretty stale stuff, but those perfectly pitched nursing-home scenes linger in the memory."
Former Time journalist Hull's first novel paints a generic portrait of young love and trench warfare, framed by a bracingly unsentimental depiction of old age. Read full book review >

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FIFTY YEARS A COUNTRY DOCTOR by Hull Cook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Most readers will only marvel at such a gift."
Lively tales from the rural medical beat, Texas to Nebraska, from the 1940s on. 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.

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BOOK REVIEW

ON ROUGH SEAS by Nancy L. Hull
FICTION
Released: April 21, 2008

"Believable characters, a tight plot and a wealth of historical detail neatly woven into the text make this a must for the many young readers interested in World War II. (Fiction. 10+)"
Hitler has already invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland, and France and England may be next. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE AND MORE by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Good fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beginning with the familiar rhyme, Aylesworth adds a dozen or so similar verses, all equally silly: ``Hey gravy gravy!/The ram joined the navy,/The skunk sprayed French perfume;/The little hen laughed/To see such sport,/And the mop ran away with the broom.'' None has the mystery or simplicity of the original, but kids will enjoy chuckling over them and will want to make up their own—an activity that'll lure them into examining the verse's form and logic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A handsome puzzle book that also enhances appreciation for our quirky mother tongue. (Picture book. 9-12)"
The well-known humorist uses a reverse alphabet to explore, and rail about, the idiosyncracies of English (``Y is for YEW and for YOU,/But it isn't for USING''), touching on the vagaries of homonyms and spelling, slipping in rhymes after teasing the ear by seeming to withhold them, and engaging in other wordplay (``J is for JEWEL but not GEM./It cannot be for GENIUS,/But can be for JERK''). Read full book review >

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SWEETHEART DEAL by Linda Joffe Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2015

"Hull's third Frugalicious entry does for shopping what Joanne Fluke does for pastry, making sure the busy reader doesn't have to choose between a mystery, a wedding planning manual, and a guide to timeshare investments by putting everything into one volume."
Maddie Michaels, reality TV's Mrs. Frugalicious (Eternally 21, 2013, etc.), takes her show south of the border to teach America how to plan a destination wedding, complete with corpse.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHEIK by E.M. Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Or simply more fodder for those students of anything and everything: the so-called cultural-studies crowd."
Most remembered as the source for the famous Valentino movie (of the same name), The Sheik kicks off a new series from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Building A Timeless House in an Instant Age by Brent Hull
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A pleasing, educational look at traditional home construction."
Hull (Traditional American Rooms, 2003) celebrates the lost art of thoughtful home construction.Read full book review >

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CHASING THE MUSE by Gene Hull
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2010

"A lively, indulgent memoir."
A musician reflects on his career and experiences from the Depression Era through the present. Read full book review >