Search Results: "Martin J. Hula"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COAL PICKER by Martin J. Hula
Released: Feb. 23, 2013

"An original, compelling hybrid of period novel, murder mystery and bildungsroman."
Hula's debut novel portrays the fear, violence and small acts of grace in a small coal-mining town during early union-busting efforts. Read full book review >

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HULA by Lisa Shea
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Small, spare pleasures aplenty, albeit in a tale as worn and familiar as a soft old glove."
Tiny, lucid first novel about two girls who navigate the shoals of puberty—and escape the dangers of a terrible, mean, cruel father. Read full book review >

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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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HULA LULLABY by Erin Eitter Kono
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 18, 2005

"Guaranteed to gently rock tiny tots to sleep. (author's note) (Picture book. Infant-3)"
A little girl crawls onto her mother's lap to listen to the ipu "thump tap thump-a-tap" and watch the hula dancers sway in this perfectly pitched tropical lullaby that captures the sounds, sights and scents of an island night. Read full book review >

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THE HULA HOOPIN' QUEEN by Thelma Lynne Godin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A fine incentive to motivate couch potatoes young and old to move. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A lively intergenerational picture book that will send readers out to the sidewalk for a hoopin' good time. Read full book review >

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OSCAR J by Sherlene Adolphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A compassionate guide that can help parents and kids with tough questions."
A debut book steers young readers and their families through experiences of loss. Read full book review >

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JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

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J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

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MARY MARTIN by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Martin's star quality prevails."
Affectionate but not airbrushed portrait of the Broadway diva who got her first big break with a naughty Cole Porter song but flew into legend in a children's classic. Read full book review >

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DEAN MARTIN by Michael Freedland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"Dino light and lively; anyone seeking a probing look at the life of Dean Martin should look elsewhere—probably at Nick Tosches's Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992)."
A biography of singer-actor Martin that has the pace, diffidence and depth of one of Martin's T.V. variety shows. Read full book review >

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MARTIN FROBISHER by James McDermott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Intriguing if long-winded. (4 b&w maps and charts)"
The first major biography of the early English explorer since William McFee's widely purchased 1928 Life of Sir Martin Frobisher. Read full book review >