Search Results: "Mike Haines"


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POPPOSITES by Mike Haines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Though the book itself is fragile (the tabs are on the flimsy side), the original take on some of the pairings breathes new life into some often-clichéd opposites. (Pop-up. 2-5)"
This new opposite concept book is a clever feat of paper engineering. Read full book review >

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COUNTDOWN TO BEDTIME by Mike Haines
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A young porcupine and a raccoon get ready for bed in this rambunctious countdown tale. 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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JUDAS BURNING by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sympathetic characters and an unblinking look at the banality and breathtaking evil below Jexville's surface make this latest from Haines (Hallowed Bones, 2004, etc.) a must-read."
Jexville, Miss., is a quintessential sleepy southern town whose beauty, a newspaper publisher learns, covers a lot of ugly secrets. 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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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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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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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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WISHBONES by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Jitty's costume changes are amusing, but the rest of the plot runs on clichés, from secret passageways to unacknowledged offspring. Like Bones to Pick (2006), a shade too cutesy for sophisticates."
Hollywood shenanigans intrude on a Southern gal's movie debut. Read full book review >

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TOUCHED by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1996

"Action overload as Mattie and friends more than prove their credentials as cool, modern, and independent women able to cope with everything."
Haines (Summer of the Redeemers, 1994) ladles on the pluck and grit as she limns the life of Mattie, a strong woman who comes to live in a preternaturally mean Mississippi town, where she faces down the local bigots, survives a severe spousal beating, and exacts a deadly revenge. Read full book review >