Search Results: "Leon Hale"


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HOME SPUN by Leon Hale
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"His enthusiasm for life and for old school newspapering after better than four decades is undeniably infectious. (Author tour)"
A fetching, down-home sampler of newspaper pieces by Houston Chronicle columnist and novelist Hale (Addison, 1979, etc.) that's by turns tart and sweet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2008

"Phelps provides useful perspective on 18th-century mores that made spies like Hale initially reviled by both sides, but his narrative could use more depth."
A new look at the Connecticut preacher's son who became an icon of patriotic sacrifice. Read full book review >

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LEON TROTSKY by Joshua Rubenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"An accessible scholarly account of a man whose life spanned continents, whose charisma was legendary and whose ideas sparked a revolution and its backlash."
Brilliant, charismatic, fatally idealistic and dogmatic—Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was all this and more, according to this fine biography, the latest in the publisher's Jewish Lives series. Read full book review >

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LEON PATTERSON by Gerald W. Haslam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A well-researched, historically contextualized biography."
A compelling look at a fierce competitor who died at a young age. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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LEON AND BOB by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Tidy, but congenial. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Leon is new in town. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fine family fable and a perfect story to read to a devoted dog. (Picture book. 3-9)"
When the dads go on vacation, what's a faithful dog to do? Read full book review >

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THE LOSS OF LEON MEED by Josh Emmons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2005

"A sparkling and witty debut."
A mysterious missing man travels through time and space to confront ten oddly linked Californians. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS LEON by Kit De Waal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Taut, emotionally intense, and wholly believable, this beautiful and uplifting debut gives readers a hero to champion."
When crushing mental illness sends a single mother to the hospital, her young sons become entangled in Britain's bureaucratic foster care system. Read full book review >

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LEON THE CHAMELEON by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Perfect for the Little Blue and Little Yellow set, or as an alternative to Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint (1989). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Watt debuts with a simple tale that is partly a celebration of physical differences and partly a lesson in color theory. Read full book review >

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Yonni Hale and the Cosmic Wind by Rajah Hill
Released: Feb. 17, 2014

"Slow pace holds back this tale of a spunky young heroine."
In this YA novel, a young girl from Kansas begins to realize she has a special destiny involving the winds. Read full book review >

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LEON AND THE SPITTING IMAGE by Allen Kurzweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This will probably not matter to young readers who think that spit is the funniest thing since underpants. (Fiction. 8-10)"
At least as appealing as fictional toilets and underpants, is spit, which figures prominently in this tale of wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >