Search Results: "Libby Hough"


BOOK REVIEW

IF SOMEBODY LIVED NEXT DOOR by Libby Hough
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"In the pictures, Olivia plays with a toy farm (from which her fantasies take shape) and owns a copy of an earlier book Kvasnosky illustrated, Florence Page Jaques's There Once Was a Puffin (1995). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Olivia Wendell is without neighbors, so she has learned to play alone. Read full book review >

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EDWARD AND ALEXANDRA by Richard Hough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

"An adulatory study of the British royal family before it became a soap opera. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Smooth but shallow dual biography of the king and queen who succeeded Victoria on the British throne, by Hough (coauthor, The Battle of Britain, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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RECOVERING DAD by Libby Sternberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although a bit too busy, her story finally emerges as intriguing. (Mystery. YA)"
This third installment in the Bianca Balducci mystery series finds its titular character struggling with family and boyfriend problems. Read full book review >

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BLOW OUT THE MOON by Libby Koponen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Harking back to gentler times, this winsome, nostalgic memoir is as delicate and old-fashioned as a doily on a wingback chair. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fried bread, gray rain, drab institutions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Poker-faced as it is, Libby's memoir makes for a striking period piece—from the high plains of the American West to the blue skies shared with Baron von Richtofen. (8 b&w photos, not seen)"
A reticent yet sharply impressed memoir of a turn-of-the-century cowpuncher who enlisted in the Canadian Royal Flying Corps and was decorated for valor in WWI. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 2000

"Often enigmatic, her poetry demands intellectual engagement on the part of the reader—a small price to pay for so many riches."
Houston's verses differ in style and length, from succinct short poems to long personal narratives and ballads. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICE by Lewis Libby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Mostly atmosphere, but it's a satisfyingly romantic atmosphere, like that of an old, swashbuckling boys' novel dropped down in Japan, with a dash of Yukio Mishima for good measure."
First novel set in northernmost Japan in 1903, when war is brewing with Russia. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA AND ALBERT by Richard Hough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"Nonetheless, a fitting corrective to Victoria's often misunderstood popular image. (8 pages illustrations, not seen)"
A delightful and engaging joint biography of Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, from prolific popular historian and British royals watcher Hough (Born Royal: The Lives and Loves of the Young Windsors, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE STOWAWAY by Robert Hough
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A hair-raising story well told with sympathy and respect, particularly in the treatment of the heroic Filipinos, modest men with very big hearts."
Two Romanian refugees stow away on a stateless container ship, in a tale based on horrifying true incidents of cruelty and salvation. Read full book review >

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DR. BRINKLEY'S TOWER by Robert Hough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Hough slyly presents a cast of characters largely taken in by their own folly and gullibility."
Hough fictionalizes the real-life exploits of charlatan Brinkley, known both for his radio broadcasts from Mexico (across the U.S. border) and for his goat-gland implantation procedure to cure male impotence. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL CONFESSION OF MABEL STARK by Robert Hough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Just about perfect. One of the most entertaining novels in many a year."
A marvelous debut, winner of a Canadian literary prize, about the life and amazing adventures of the greatest female tiger trainer in circus history are narrated with delicious humor and warmth. Read full book review >

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The Passion Season by Libby Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2016

"A tale about Lucifer's son that deftly draws in readers with engrossing characters and room for expansion."
An ancient warrior on Earth for centuries falls in love with a human woman, which may make him vulnerable to his evil, demon-controlling father in this debut paranormal romance. Read full book review >