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 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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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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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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TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Sylvia Iparraguirre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A brilliant parable of colonialism rampant, and one of the best Latin American novels of recent years."
The powerful story of Jemmy Button—the Yamana Indian brought in 1829 to England (to be "civilized") by explorer Robert Fitzroy (previously related both in fiction and in Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle)—is retold with impressive narrative sweep and empathy in this multiple prizewinner from a well-known Argentinean dissident writer. Read full book review >

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INDIA THE SHOWSTOPPER by Kerry Argent
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The plot doesn't really hang together, but the all-animal cast, which is posed on two legs, dressed in circus garb and placed right up front in every scene, will draw young audiences out of their seats to check out the circus action. (Picture book. 6-8)"
India the harmonica-playing elephant is so used to being the star of the Big Top that even though the circus is failing, she doesn't take kindly to the arrival of a new trainer. Read full book review >

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UP CLOSE: HARPER LEE by Kerry Madden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Extensive source notes and an excellent bibliography round out this superb biography, one of the best in the Up Close series. (foreword, index) (Biography. 12 & up)"
Not believing in biographies of living writers, Harper Lee declined to be interviewed for one, but Madden draws on extensive research—including trips to Monroeville, Ala., and interviews with classmates, colleagues and town residents—to explore how Lee's life and times inspired her masterpiece. Read full book review >

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GENTLE’S HOLLER by Kerry Madden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Though some of the plot elements strain credibility, the graceful, spirited and, above all, sensory richness of the writing make this work stand out. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In her debut for young readers, Madden creates a warmhearted, compelling family drama about the Weems, circa early 1960s. Read full book review >