Search Results: "Palmer Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

HICKORY by Palmer Brown
by Palmer Brown, illustrated by Palmer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 1978

"The wistfulness that's Palmer Brown's—with a twist, here, of E. B. White—and some characteristically winsome details (like the pickle jar that serves as Hickory's sun parlor) give this a quiet appeal however less than memorable it may be. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Palmer Brown's first book in 20 years looks and sounds—and sometimes resounds—like Cheerful (1957), though the situation and its development are less inspired (remember churchmouse Cheerful singing "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John") and the illustrations accompany rather than balance the text—which in any case has less intriguing pictorial possibilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE PAWPAW TREES by Palmer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1954

"Unhackneyed, this is as colorful as it sounds and much glitters besides the gold."
In a setting that could be the South, Florida or Georgia maybe, here is a fantasy that shimmers like its own sunny surroundings. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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THE HUGO AWARDS 2017
by Thea James

On April 4, 2017, Worldcon 75 announced the finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (and they did it in video form, in one of the most fun ballot unveilings in recent memory).

In case you aren't familiar with them, the Hugo Awards are among the most prestigious in the science ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 21, 2006

"Any moral that may be gleaned from the tangled narrative is buried in confusion. (Fantasy. YA)"
A convoluted fantasy offering a series of morals about justice, mercy, human treatment of animals and human treatment of other humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANGER ZONE by Shirley Palmer
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Admirably paced and plotted, with the kind of guns-a-poppin' denouement that begs for transfer to the big screen. (Palmer has published pseudonymously as Nell Brien.)"
A first-rate, nailbiting hardcover-debut thriller about a bright, tough, immensely appealing young woman, her intrepid husband, and their scary, no-way-out trap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENT GRASSES by Frank Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1995

"Tough, smart, and crisply paced, with every twist perfectly judged: the most solidly packed British procedural you'll read this season."
Now that Michael Hegan, the former Belfast terrorist who got a new identity when he turned informer and then used his freedom to hold up a bank, is back in prison awaiting trial, he's an obvious target for murder—by the IRA mates he betrayed, the Brits angered by his light sentence, or anybody who might be interested in the ú2 million from the bank job. Read full book review >