Search Results: "Mary Hogan"


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TWO SISTERS by Mary Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Hogan's characters may be too broadly drawn (one sister so callous, the other so naïve), but she creates a gripping narrative of a fractured family."
In Hogan's first adult fiction (she has sevenYA titles to her credit), the poisonous relationship between two sisters, and the family dysfunction that grew it, is examined with style and sensitivity. Read full book review >

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PRETTY FACE by Mary Hogan
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Beautifully written descriptions of the Italian countryside contrast with gritty details of California, highlighting Hayley's transformation and adding depth to her character to make her much more than a pretty face. (Fiction. YA)"
Stuck in body-conscious southern California, hanging out with a perfectly proportioned best friend and living with a mom obsessed with slimming down, the overweight Hayley's chances at happiness are as slim as she wants to be. Read full book review >

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PERFECT GIRL by Mary Hogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

Cosmopolitan aunt to the rescue! Read full book review >

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THE SERIOUS KISS by Mary Hogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The serious kiss comes in a wonderful final chapter containing a rare gift: a supremely satisfying last sentence. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Libby's first-person narration of her trials and tribulations starts off gratingly but becomes likable two-thirds of the way through. Read full book review >

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ROAR! SHH! by Martina Hogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A mixed bag. (Board book. 1-3)"
Standard concepts, tabs to turn, and perennially smiling animal characters are the salient features of this book and its companions. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1996

From Three Worlds: $21.00, paper $12.95; Nov. 1996; 288 pp.; 0- 939010-53-4, paper 0-939010-52-6): A vigorous collection of prose and poetry showcasing the work of 15 of the former Russian republic's best contemporary writers. Read full book review >

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SOLAR STORMS by Linda Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Tediously obvious and overwritten; Hogan's characters are so excruciatingly limited to the representation of their cultures that they become little more than allegories, reducing the tale to agitprop."
A meandering and didactic family saga by Chickasaw poet, novelist, and essayist Hogan (Dwellings, p. 835; Mean Spirit, 1990), a tale that attemptsÖ la Little Big Manto rewrite the history of the American West from a Native American perspective. Read full book review >

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THE MESSENGERS by Edward Hogan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"Quietly thrilling. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Frances is taking a break from her troubled family life and spending some time with cousins in a coastal English village. Read full book review >

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BURIAL OF THE DEAD by Michael Hogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Hogan (Man Out of Time, 2003, etc.) tantalizes readers with a kaleidoscopic plot, but his ambitious novel succeeds through the complexity of his characters, who keep the reader guessing."
Layers of deception obscure the truth about the death of a beloved heiress. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A bold argument based mostly on experiences and observations rather than statistical support."
In her debut memoir, filmmaker and activist Hogan examines the problems with international aid efforts in Africa. Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF THIEVES by Chuck Hogan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Hogan (The Blood Artists, 1998, etc.) writes with cool precision and a great eye for detail, progressively building suspense. Still, too much Doug and Claire and too little of the other thieves unbalances the story and gives it a disappointingly soft center."
The romance between a bank robber and one of his former hostages threatens both the unity and the safety of his criminal crew. Read full book review >

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DAYLIGHT SAVING by Edward Hogan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An intriguing ghost story. (Ghost story. 12 & up)"
A teen spends a harrowing week at an English holiday sports complex, where he befriends the ghost of a young woman doomed to repeat the last brutal hours of her life. Read full book review >