Search Results: "Lynda Mullaly Hunt"


BOOK REVIEW

FISH IN A TREE by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder (2012) will appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Hunt draws a portrait of dyslexia and getting along. Read full book review >

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ONE FOR THE MURPHYS by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A worthy addition to the foster-family shelf. (Fiction. 10-14) "
Sent to a foster home after a beating from her stepfather, eighth-grader Carley Connors learns about a different kind of family life, first resisting and then resisting having to leave the loving, loyal Murphys. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA HUNT
by Lucas Loredo

Samantha Hunt’s fiction lies in the meeting place between our common reality and the expanded reality of dreams, transformations, visitations, and conjurings. In her previous novels, teenagers communicate with the dead, a man travels through time over Queens, and men emerge from and disappear into the ocean. Hunt’s latest book, a collection of stories titled The Dark Dark, again inhabits ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEADLY INTENT by Lynda LaPlante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"The criminal conspiracy is menacing, even monstrous, but no more interesting than the authentically tedious interrogations."
The killing of an ex-cop in a drug squat sends DI Anna Travis searching for the most wanted dealer in England. Read full book review >

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CRUDDY by Lynda Barry
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"The author of Ernie Pook's Comeek and The Freddie Stories can get down and dirty with the best hard-edged writers like Larry Brown or Daniel Woodrell, all from the unlikely (and welcome) perspective of a young woman."
The only thing this gritty debut novel shares with Barry's work as a narrative cartoonist is its point of view: told by a 16- year-old girl, the bloody and violent story is tougher and uglier than any of the artist's previous work. Read full book review >

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MATHEMAGIC! by Lynda Colgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Colgan makes math cool, and that speaks for itself. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Stun friends and family members by guessing secret numbers and doing painless long division. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLAYER OF GODS by Lynda S. Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2001

"Still, the puzzle is perfunctory, the suspects shadowy, the hero distracted throughout, and the whole enterprise disappointingly anticlimactic."
Queen Nefertiti has been dead for 11 years when the final volume of Robinson's trilogy opens, but the mortality rate continues high among those who might have the slightest clue about her murder. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE FEAST OF REJOICING by Lynda S. Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

Think you've got problems when you go home for the holidays? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREE by Marsha Hunt
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"African-American perspective."
Actress Hunt (Broadway star of Hair, mother of Mick Jagger's first child) follows two previous books (an autobiography published in England; a novel, Joy, 1991) with an old-fashioned race-and-sex melodrama set in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1913. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD MAN'S SHOES by Richard Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

Dead Man's Shoes ($25.00; Jun.; 224 pp.; 0-7278-2255-1): When a man makes his living by dispensing tough love to ailing companies, as Brian Labinsky does, there are bound to be a flock of suspects when he's killed. Read full book review >