Search Results: "Lise Haines"


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IN MY SISTER’S COUNTRY by Lise Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2002

"Adolescent angst."
Sibling rivalry carried to the max in a first novel about sisters living unhappily together in Chicago. Read full book review >

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GIRL IN THE ARENA by Lise Haines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Entertainingly gruesome and emotionally resonant—but ultimately contrived. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Lyn is the daughter of seven neo-gladiators, the men her mother married, one after another, until each died in the arena for the pleasure of the national TV audience. Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1994

"An important, often perturbing look at racism in our country and at people who often experience it from both sides. (42 b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing collection of 46 oral accounts of growing up biracial in America. ``But what about the children?'' is the question often posed to adults contemplating an interracial marriage. Read full book review >

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THE STARS, THE SNOW, THE FIRE by John Haines
Released: May 26, 1989

Exquisite—sometimes preciously so—autobiographical wilderness essays by an accomplished poet (Winter News, 1966: The Stone Harp, 1971). Read full book review >

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ROCK-A-BYE BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"As usual, Haines crams a lot into her latest cozy (Bone to Be Wild, 2015, etc.), aiming at readers with a taste for levity rather than restraint."
A Mississippi detective must dig down deep into the roots of a town when a newborn is left on her doorstep even though her business partner may want to keep the baby for herself. Read full book review >

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BONE APPÉTIT by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"So-so, with the greatest originality expended on the travails of Sarah Booth's lovelorn hound."
Southern-fried dysfunction. Read full book review >

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ONE O’CLOCK JUMP by Lise McClendon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Her leadoff is disjointed and rambling, with more characters than a Russian novel and too little incentive to keep them all straight."
Back in Kansas City in the years just before WWII, Dorie Lennox is a fledgling p.i. who talks tough and takes no guff. Read full book review >

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CROSSED BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Haines plays every race card in the deck and throws in some bedroom scenes for readers who like a little romance."
Zinnia, Mississippi, has two things going for it: The best white blues-guitarist, Scott Hampton, strums away at African-American Ivory Keys's roadhouse, Playin' the Bones; and a passel of Daddy's Girls (DG), who've grown up, like Tinkie, to epitomize southern womanhood—except for Sarah Booth Delaney, the slightly askew DG who runs her own detective agency and so is hired by Ida Mae Keys to prove that, despite the evidence, Scott didn't murder her husband. Read full book review >

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FABLES AND DISTANCES by John Haines
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"When taken together, they form a coherent philosophy of an uncompromising artist."
A far-reaching and frequently contentious collection of the author's writings (previously published mostly in literary journals), ranging from scathing literary and social criticism to beautifully crafted nature essays, personal remembrances, and poems. Read full book review >

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FEVER MOON by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"Southern specialist Haines (Penumbra, 2006, etc.) presents a case that's as macabre psychically as it is geographically, with enough emotional turmoil for a whole series."
Myth and murder collide in the bayou. Read full book review >

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SWEET AND LOWDOWN by Lise McClendon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2002

"Swarming subplots, sketchy main plot—a trap McClendon (Blue Wolf, 2001, etc.) consistently springs on herself."
Amos Haddam, owner of Kansas City's Sugar Moon Investigations, and Dorie Lennox, his Person Friday, have now forged ahead in crime fiction's celebrated Addlepated Peepers Handicap. Read full book review >

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JUNO'S DAUGHTERS by Lise Saffran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"This debut novel will resonate with some and make others want to grab the main character, shake her by the shoulders and tell her to grow up already."
Saffran's tale of an unconventional mother and her two daughters takes readers to the islands of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >