Search Results: "M.A. Harper"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF PAST THINGS by M.A. Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Harper might have had better luck by sticking to the real travails of blended family life. Her spooks often amount to simple silliness—and her menfolks' relentless macho posturing often makes one yearn for divine intervention."
In her third outing, southern writer Harper (The Worst Day of My Life, So Far, 2001, etc.) attempts an old-fashioned ghost story set in modern-day New Orleans. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2001

"Sentimental but not overly so: a story of real grace and power."
Harper (For the Love of Robert E. Lee, 1992) unfolds a modern-day domestic nightmare in this account of a mother's slow submersion beneath the murky waters of Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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Diamonds in the Sky by M.A. Harper
Released: Jan. 25, 2014

"Deft characterization, wry humor and quiet but momentous scenes of growing affection create a deep-down satisfying novel."
Three people—a struggling artist, an unsuccessful writer and an elderly farmer—find an unexpected connection in this warmhearted novel. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF ROBERT E. LEE by M.A. Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1992

"Although few readers will be able to suspend disbelief far enough to make the story work, most will want to try."
A clever and stylish first novel that manages to interweave separate narratives of the Old and New South through the visionary insight of a modern-day South Carolinian in love with Robert E. Lee. Read full book review >

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SIGNED, SKYE HARPER by Carol Lynch Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"A fine story of a mother-and-child reunion, packed with quirky characters and lessons about love. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A teen takes a road trip with her longtime crush, her grandmother, their dog and their one-legged rooster in a stolen RV to retrieve her mother, whom she hasn't seen in 11 years. Read full book review >

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ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER by Ann Haywood Leal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A poignant debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Harper Lee Morgan loves nothing more than the tingle of a new poem working itself out in her head. 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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HARPER AND MOON by Ramon Royal Ross
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"Vivid storytelling, a rock-solid sense of time and place, memorable, splendidly realized characters: likely to be read in one sitting, under covers by flashlight if necessary. (Fiction. 10+)"
Set in Washington's Walla Walla Valley during WW II, a fine second novel about the unusual friendship between Harper, son of a fruit grower, and the somewhat older Moon—inarticulate, half-wild son of abusive parents, orphaned in early adolescence and living no one knows how or where. Read full book review >

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POLK, HARPER & WHO by Panayotis  Cacoyannis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"A thoughtful, observant, and often humorous tale about real connections."
In this literary novel, family secrets, friendship, and the resilience of love play out in a dinner party between two couples. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"A happy, rip-roaring adventure, capped by a whirlwind of marriages, family reunions, and wishes fulfilled. (Fiction. 11-14)"

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An engrossing, entertaining psychological family drama centered on the important, often overlooked relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter."
A troubled teenage girl and her grandmother bond through their book club as each faces a personal struggle. Read full book review >