Search Results: "Natalie Haynes"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FURIES by Natalie Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Sharply drawn characters, damaged and raw, enrich the psychological dimensions of this angst-filled mystery."
An inexperienced, grieving teacher discovers the monster lurking within one of her seemingly innocent charges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANCIENT GUIDE TO MODERN LIFE by Natalie Haynes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"Will have readers grabbing for the classics."
British comedienne and classics lover Haynes (The Great Escape, 2007) presents a wonderfully whimsical yet instructional view of Greco-Roman history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL AMERICAN DREAM DOLLS by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Haynes's strokes are broad, but he delivers a frequently hilarious novel, with consistently on-target punch lines and an eye for real people. (Author tour)"
Haynes (Live at Five, 1996, etc.) unleashes his satiric verve on preteen beauty pageants and midlife crises in this tale of an adwoman who returns to the nest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Police analyst Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, 2013, etc.) includes official-looking documents and reports to add veracity to the dual cases, which would have been just as convincing and considerably peppier without the impersonal police blotterese."
Murder and sexual intrigue rock a small British village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE DARKEST CORNER by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2012

"Effective, in an ugly sort of way."
In Haynes' debut, a woman is stalked by the former lover who nearly killed her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKLEMONSTER AND ME by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 1999

"There is little doubt that these stage directions will be only a jumping-off point for most readers; just in case the story is not provocative enough, there are additional games included. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Haynes (In the Driver's Seat, 1997, etc.) has produced a visual script for a ticklefest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The bold drawings feature the heavy black lines found in many board books, but with more sophisticated shapes; Haynes plays with the signs, racing stripes, and the checkerboard curve of a track, fully conveying you-are-there immediacy to children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if from a movie camera's viewfinder, a fantasy drive in a hot little car enfolds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAMA by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

A marvelously affective, warm, and searching second novel from Haynes, author of the delightful coming-of-age story Right By My Side (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLEM’S FIELD by Melinda Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2003

"Uneven mix of silliness and insight that doesn't quite coalesce."
The third from Haynes (Chalktown, 2001; and Oprah-pick Mother of Pearl, 1999) is a family drama mixed with gothic comedy set in rural Mississippi circa 1974. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMAN REMAINS by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"An artfully woven tapestry of stories that delves into what familial disapproval, social rejection, infidelity, abandonment, loneliness and lack of self-esteem can do to people."
British suspense novelist Haynes' latest asks the question: How well do we know our neighbors? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVE AT FIVE by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1996

"An oddly conventional novel for a small press. (Author tour)"

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKING POINT by Dana Haynes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"It takes a while for the book to turn up the suspense, and some of the characters get lost in the shuffle, but it's an enjoyable, well-crafted thriller nonetheless."
Two "crashers"—airplane disaster investigators—who survive the downing of a 65-seat twin turboprop plane in Montana become part of the intensive effort to penetrate the dark secrecy surrounding the incident—and nab the cold-blooded, technologically advanced perpetrators of the crash. Read full book review >