Search Results: "Oria Douglas-Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"The Douglas-Hamiltons gloss over the problems of Africa that fuel much of the situation they decry, but, still, they offer an eloquent account of a great battle waged on behalf of a noble and worthy creature. (Photos—64 pages color, 8 pages b&w—not seen.)"
An understandably partisan account by the Douglas-Hamiltons (Among the Elephants, 1975) of how they fought to get ivory banned worldwide. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A close look at the life and habitat of these ancient, seriously endangered animals. Read full book review >

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NEW YORK 1, TEL AVIV 0 by Shelly Oria
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Oria's fiction is tense and gripping; it's like the surprising and disconcerting sound that emerges from an instrument played by a traditionally trained musician who's chosen to explore new territory."
In this debut collection, Oria tests her characters' definitions of nationality, gender and relationship status, their tenuous senses of belonging to a place and to others. Read full book review >

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IS THAT A CAT? by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Even the endpapers are in on the fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Will this series of mistaken identities have a happy ending? Read full book review >

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THE IRE OF IRON CLAW by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"The swift pace, quirky humor, and general steampunkery should hold the interest of readers—especially the mechanically and electronically inclined. (Steampunk. 9-12)"
In series opener The Mesmer Menace (2014), the Kennewickett clan foiled the world-conquering plans of the evil pigeon Iron Claw and mesmerizing magician Madini, but recent acts of sabotage at the Automated Inn suggest the dastardly duo have returned to commit more mayhem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG FIB by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, story. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A fib made right paves the way to intergenerational friendship. Read full book review >

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THE TICK-TOCK MAN by Kersten Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"The strongest volume yet in an enjoyable series that keeps getting better. (author's note) (Steampunk. 9-12)"
"Generations of Kennewicketts have excelled at blowing things up." Read full book review >

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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BUT! by Tim Hamilton
by Tim Hamilton, illustrated by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"The premise promises more than the delivery, BUT…there's no denying that this tale of pirate foolishness is great good fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An impromptu piratical birthday bash is saved at the last minute thanks to quick thinking and ample ugly footwear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVAGE GARDEN by Denise Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2005

"The most streamlined, even conventional, of Eve's four cases to date."
A diva doesn't show up for the biggest opening night of her life. Read full book review >

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THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Swashbuckling Ava who, like Modesty Blaise, seems best suited to comic-book action, is slated for a second appearance. Unless superheroines on caffeine are your dish, you can safely give Ava a miss."
The debut of a lesbian forensic accountant with Bruce Lee skills and a much-stamped passport. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF THE BLUES by Marybeth Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Useful bite-sized history suitable for the blues newbie."
Affectionate look at the primal music of the black South that too often reads like a college dissertation. Read full book review >