Search Results: "Ka Hancock"


BOOK REVIEW

DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS by Ka Hancock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"A tidily crafted but treacly excavation of misery in the name of higher sentiments."
An unexpected pregnancy ratchets up the complications for a cancer survivor and her bipolar husband in a three-handkerchief family weepy. Read full book review >

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MY YEAR WITH ELEANOR by Noelle Hancock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Inspired, white-knuckled fun from start to finish."
A charmingly candid memoir of the year a young journalist spent conquering her deepest fears. Read full book review >

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MAGICIANS OF THE GODS by Graham Hancock
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"For the Art Bell addict in the audience. Risible and sure to sell."
Asteroids melted the poles! Baalbek was erected by "ancient and unknowable minds"! Everything we know is wrong! Read full book review >

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SURPRISE ATTACK by Larry Hancock
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A timely, pertinent study emphasizing the fact that when it comes to military or terrorist attacks, 'there are always warnings.'"
A valuable examination of U.S. national security crises past and present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Not as much fun as might be hoped as Hancock digs through literary and bibical texts while convincing himself that the Ark exists. (Sixteen pp. of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
English journalist Hancock retells the circumstances and thoughts that led to his discovery that the Lost Ark of the Covenant really exists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A fancy piece of historical sleuthing—breathless, but intriguing and entertaining and sturdy enough to give a long pause for thought. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (author tour)"
Poking about through an assortment of grand earthly mysteries, Hancock (The Sign and the Seal, 1992) cobbles together a fascinating theory that proposes a lost civilization lying behind the conundrums. Read full book review >

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MISS CARTER'S WAR by Sheila Hancock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"Hancock herself, an actress who's written memoirs (Just Me, 2008, etc.)—proves that old age is not a time to languish, having published her first novel at age 81."
Marguerite Carter never found life easy. She lost her parents as a child and worked for the French Resistance during World War II before coming to England with a desire to make the world a better place. Read full book review >

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ASPHALT by Carl Hancock Rux
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 18, 2004

"Through a patchwork of influences ranging from hip to hip-hop, gothic to post-apocalyptic, the author struggles to find his own voice and vision but ultimately sinks into incoherence."
Playwright Rux's first novel, a somber mood piece about two people who connect through music that raises them high above past traumas and present mayhem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2008

"Expressive and thoroughly entertaining."
Humorously irreverent look at life as the eldest daughter of a Southern Baptist preacher whose philosophy, he once told her, "rests largely on the principle that all God's glorious, perfect children are also dumb as dirt." Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF THE ROMANI PEOPLE by Hristo Kyuchukov
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The inside slant gives this quick once-over unusual authority—though Anne Wallace Sharp's Gypsies (2002) is only one of several more detailed studies. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Writing in a collective personal voice, Kyuchukov and the director of a Romani research center offer brief comments on their people's history, customs and culture. Read full book review >