Search Results: "Kerry Hardie"


BOOK REVIEW

CRY FOR THE HOT BELLY by Kerry Hardie
Released: Nov. 13, 2000

"Rarer still, Hardie does so with a light and tender touch, everywhere strewing flowers along the way."
If a collection of poems can be expected, in taking shape during a certain period in the poet's life, to have a unifying idea, then the theme of this one is decidedly autumnal. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD WOMAN by Kerry Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"In a voice uncompromisingly tough, without the witty charm or sugarcoating of so much contemporary female-driven fiction, Hardie creates resonant characters unafraid to navigate through the contradictions inherent in every life."
Irish poet and novelist Hardie (A Winter Marriage, 2002) digs deep into issues of morality and identity through the voice of a Protestant woman from Derry coming to terms with her inexplicable healing powers while living in Southern Ireland with her Catholic husband. Read full book review >

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A WINTER MARRIAGE by Kerry Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"Difficult, dark, and uncompromisingly fine."
A somber, haunting debut novel from Irish poet Hardie about a world-weary, financially desperate woman who seeks security for herself and her son by marrying an elderly Anglo-Irish farmer. Read full book review >

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TABLE FOR FIVE by Sean Hardie
Released: June 28, 1991

"First-novelist Hardie's ticking-clock windup isn't on the same level as the cat-and-mouse byplay between Harry and Julia, but the witty, incisive portraits of minor functionaries and the solid Israeli background should keep everybody happy—even Charlie."
Small-time British film producer Charlie Kavanagh's incredible good luck in landing a TV interview with Israeli foreign minister David Bermant and four colleagues sounds too good to be true, and it is: the show is to provide the setting for Bermant's assassination. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF THE WIND by Titania Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Hardie seems heavily in thrall to her research; while her twin tales eventually reach pat endings, they fall short of a fully meshed conclusion."
In a substantial, poignant, sometimes ponderous parallel-themed romance, a young lawyer in San Francisco emerges from tragedy to discover connections across time and geography. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE LABYRINTH by Titania Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"The Scotch-taped plot and dull romance will be irrelevant to those who want to play with numerology, spiritualism and questions of Christian intrigue."
The bestselling British author of guides to charms, spells and other white magic makes her fiction debut with a religious caper about a young woman who receives a transplanted heart—and a mysterious legacy from Elizabethan alchemists. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WOMBAT! by Kerry Argent
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Just right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The friends introduced in Wombat and Bandicoot (1990) are back in a charming ``Lift-the-flap Book.'' With the help of some other Australian animals, Bandicoot hides a present and prepares a surprise party; Wombat, meanwhile, less sleepy than he seems, searches unsuccessfully for his gift. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST TIME SHE DROWNED by Kerry Kletter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2016

"This heartfelt, lyrical debut will strike a chord with older teens who appreciate contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen who was wrongly confined to a psychiatric hospital for over two years struggles after she leaves and goes to college. Read full book review >

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RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though derivative, this new dystopian novel ultimately engages with its blurring of lines between medieval castles and sci-fi technology. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Selected as an Offering to the king, one teenage girl discovers the truth behind her country's revered leader and attempts to expose him in this nail-biting dystopian adventure. Read full book review >

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ELECTRA by Kerry Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"The last in Greenwood's Delphic Women series (Cassandra, 2013, etc.) again presents exciting, cleverly detailed ancient stories from a feminist viewpoint that seems just as likely to be accurate as the versions that came before."
Troy is in ruins, but the gods are not done playing games with men and women. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Not quite a love story and not quite a feminist bouquet, but a well-seasoned hybrid."
The hoodlum and the whore: Those labels are accurate but inadequate for the title characters of Young's debut Pao (2011) and this lively companion piece; both are set in mid-20th-century Jamaica. Read full book review >

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LICKETY LICK by Kerry Morgan
Released: March 16, 2012

"An occasionally catchy but awkwardly executed children's book."
A children's picture book that offers an assortment of animal cravings. Read full book review >