Search Results: "Kent Haruf"


BOOK REVIEW

BENEDICTION by Kent Haruf
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Even the epiphanies seem like reheated leftovers."
A meditation on morality returns the author to the High Plains of Colorado, with diminishing returns for the reader. Read full book review >

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PLAINSONG by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 1999

"A touching work, as honest and precise as the McPheron brothers themselves."
A stirring meditation on the true nature and necessity of the family. Read full book review >

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OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"Those who have been immersed in Holt since Plainsong(1999) will appreciate one last visit."
A sweet love story about the twilight years. Read full book review >

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EVENTIDE by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2004

"Melancholy truths set to gorgeous melody."
Haruf sings the second verse of his moving hymn to life on America's great plains. Read full book review >

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PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

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A RIDDLE IN RUBY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Sailors seeking espionage and a cast of characters who can't sit still should embark on this series' maiden voyage. (Steampunk. 10-13)"
Sometimes the biggest threat and thrill is trying to blend in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Well-researched and often illuminating. (b&w photos, not seen, maps, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
This latest addition in the Historical American Biographies series is a well-written and balanced biography of a poor Scottish immigrant who came to America at the age of 13 and immediately began work in a cotton mill and bobbin factory with his father. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A decidedly superficial view of this brief but violent episode. (Chronology; notes; limited bibliography; index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Bristling with patriotic fervor, Kent's (The Civil War, p. 480) undigested account of the Persian Gulf War pits heroic multinational coalition forces against the menacing but overrated troops of a vicious dictator, all in the cause of freedom. Read full book review >

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STREET LEGAL by Bill Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2006

"The story is thin, but a colorful cast, a pair of irresistible protagonists and Kent's ingratiating prose are, as usual, enough to sustain a highly entertaining series (Street Fighter, 2005, etc.)."
Kill all the lawyers? Someone in Philly seems to like the idea. Read full book review >