Search Results: "Kerrie Hess"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"A resourceful guide but not nearly as frugal as the title suggests."
Advice for fashionistas who want to save money. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"A worthwhile addition to every library collection and a natural for military-history enthusiasts. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Hollihan examines the wartime service of 12 men and three women and how it affected the rest of their lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Brash and macho, but doesn't present a coherent narrative."
Grisly tales of a notorious East Coast biker gang. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The black-and-white images project a deep antiquity situated squarely in the present, skillfully conveying both the respect accorded these creatures and the wholesale joy and sense of community the whales bring to the far, far north."
Through intensely atmospheric pictures and a rawboned text, photographer and journalist Hess documents here his 20-year association with the annual I§upiat whale hunt in Barrow, Akaska. Read full book review >

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MARTIANS IN MAGGODY by Joan Hess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1994

"Even if the Maggody formula—a murder plot and principals from outside, uninterrupted comic relief from regulars too lovable in their cunning stupidity to be suspects—isn't as fresh as it once was, this installment is certified merriment. (Author tour)"
Hess, whose recent chronicles of Maggody (O Little Town of Maggody, 1993, etc.), Ark., have tended to import visitors who made the zany locals act even zanier, strikes a rich lode of lunacy when a mysterious limo marks the advent of a series of UFO sightings and an otherworldly pattern of circles pressed into the cornfield of moonshiner Raz Buchanon, of one the seedier branches of Maggody's First Family. Read full book review >

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O LITTLE TOWN OF MAGGODY by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"A fast, funny, amiably sardonic look at the forces behind the myths of stardom—and a marvelous treat for Maggody fans (Maggody in Manhattan, etc.)."
The zany citizens of Maggody, Arkansas, now in the grip of a recession, meet the mostly messed-up performers and handlers of the C&W music world when small-time record company executives Pierce and Ripley Keswick decide to polish the tarnished image of their hard-drinking mega-star Matt Montana. Read full book review >

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POISONED PINS by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 1993

"Amiable but often dull fare."
Adventure #8 for Farberville's bookstore owner Claire Malloy (Death by the Light of the Moon, etc.), widowed mother of teenager- from-hell Caron and sometime lover of police lieutenant Peter Rosen. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1992

"Whimsy-laden, mildly entertaining, mediocre Hess."
Echoes of Arsenic and Old Lace flutter through this chronicle of the eccentric Malloys of Louisiana. Read full book review >

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MADNESS IN MAGGODY by Joan Hess
Released: Jan. 11, 1990

Another jolly episode in the life and times of fey-filled Maggody, Arkansas (Strangled Prose, etc.), where Arly Hanks is police chief and her mother Ruby Bee runs the local bar and grill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2008

"Though long and sometimes rambling, this troubling narrative raises important questions about humans' relationships with and responsibility toward other primates."
Sympathetic account of a chimpanzee raised in a human family and taught sign language. Read full book review >

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CLOSELY AKIN TO MURDER by Joan Hess
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1996

"Even Hess's trademark guffaws are only smiles this time. (Mystery Guild selection)"
A shocking wakeup call for Farberville (Ark.) bookstore owner Claire Malloy (Busy Bodies, 1995, etc., etc.)—from her cousin Ronnie Landonwood, presumed dead for 30 years after she admitted killing Hollywood director Oliver Pickett in Acapulco, and now threatened by a blackmailer who's going to expose her all over again. Read full book review >