Search Results: "Kathleen Hirsch"


BOOK REVIEW

A HOME IN THE HEART OF A CITY by Kathleen Hirsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A worthwhile story of urban renewal that needs to exhibit, in its telling, some awareness that it isn—t unique and more of the unassuming naturalness it admires."
Hirsch (Mothers, not reviwed; Songs from the Alley, 1989) reflects with unrestrained satisfaction on her experiences of urban community renewal in Jamaica Plain (J.P.), Boston. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Strong stories, a startling variety of voices, and some very precise meditations on the nature of modern motherhood combine to create a unique, useful, moving anthology."
``I could feel my life changing, the old familiar parts of it crumbling away and a new shape emerging.'' The narrator of Mary Grimm's ``Before,'' reflecting on her emotions as she is being wheeled into a delivery room, sounds a note repeated, with some artful variations, in many of the reprinted tales in this diverse collection: Motherhood changes everything. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2001

"A humorless journey of self-discovery marked by annoying pretensions and an of superiority."
A middle-aged yuppie's overwritten account of her discovery that there's more to life than a prestigious job. Read full book review >

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SONGS FROM THE ALLEY by Kathleen Hirsch
Released: April 15, 1989

The separate stories of two young suburban women who ended up homeless in Boston—interwoven with a history of poverty and aid programs in the US, an account of attempts to combat homelessness in Boston today, and the author's reflections on community. Read full book review >

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VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >

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MAGISTERIUM by Jeff Hirsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Rushed worldbuilding and romance by peer pressure undercut any excitement the occasional battle might engender. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
What could have been an interesting exploration of the conflict between science and magic instead devolves into a choice based simply on who has the bigger bombs. Read full book review >

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THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by Jeff Hirsch
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"At times heavy-handed, but the author's enthusiasm shines through. (Dystopia. 12-17)"
Hirsch's debut explores the creation of a new civilization out of post-apocalyptic ruin. Read full book review >

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HAVE COURAGE, HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"This Australian import is certain to be welcome in libraries where the other books have been popular. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Spunky Hazel Green returns for a third adventure, again set in her urban apartment house and involving adults as much as the children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A great subject overwhelmed by legal minutiae."
Who was the clever thief who snatched Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London in 1961? Read full book review >

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BREAKAWAY by Jeff Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Only for series fans who haven't moved on. (Mutiplatform fiction. 9-12)"
The Cahill kids continue their clue quest to save the world. Read full book review >

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HAZEL GREEN by Odo Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Readers who enjoy meeting strong-minded characters who can shrug off reverses, muse over similarities between a flower bouquet and a poem, and speak as equals both to grownups and other children, will be delighted with Hazel Green. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Here's a young mover-and-shaker who will stay with readers for a long time. Read full book review >

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ELLEN ANDERS ON HER OWN by Karen Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"With lean, low-key writing, Hirsch gives Ellen's problems real respect. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A book acknowledging that, for a sixth grader coping with bereavement, grieving is as much about changing relationships as it is about healing. Read full book review >