Search Results: "Patricia Rusch Hyatt"


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COAST TO COAST WITH ALICE by Patricia Rusch Hyatt
ADVENTURE
Released: June 23, 1995

"Hyatt provides a helpful afterword, a map, information about cars of the time, and a bibliography. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The real-life Alice Ramsey was the first woman to drive an automobile coast-to-coast in 1909; her memoir of the 59-day New York-to-San Francisco trip inspired this fictionalized treatment of the trip: a diary by one of her companions, Hermine Jahns, age 16. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"This will do until a full Beard Palmer YA novel comes along. (Picture book. 6-9)"
What shall we do with the contrary man? Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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THE EMBERS by Hyatt Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2009

"Prolonged navel-gazing by not desperately appealing people dims a technically sophisticated debut."
An absent son and the events surrounding his fate form the core of a cool study in family dysfunction. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL GRAVITY by Martin Hyatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Hyatt's novel brings together the grittily realistic with the transcendent, and the result is a beguiling character study."
A solitary man has an emotional and sexual awakening when an unlikely couple arrives in his small Louisiana town. Read full book review >

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FOR EDGAR by Sheldon Rusch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"A startlingly effective debut, and an obvious candidate for its own Edgar."
Ad exec Rusch's first novel pits an Illinois State Police officer against a madman who seems to be channeling Edgar Allan Poe. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2012

"How extraordinary to visit Mars in Spirit; readers will be very glad of the Opportunity. (sources, chapter notes, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
What's it like to explore Mars? Did life ever exist on Earth's red neighbor? To find out, readers need only soar along with this enthralling account of the adventures of two rovers designed to seek evidence on Mars of water that could have once supported life. Read full book review >

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HITLER'S ANGEL by Kris Rusch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Rusch turns the real-life story of Geli's death into a workmanlike parable with little mystery, since the solution is as predictable as the Had-I-But-Known moral."

BOOK REVIEW

VOLCANO RISING by Elizabeth Rusch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A clever and appealing introduction to a remarkable natural phenomenon. (glossary, bibliography, further reading) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Blowing their tops off, growing taller and wider, and forming new mountains and islands, volcanoes can be both destructive and creative. Extraordinary illustrations complement this description of eight extraordinary Earth events. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Timely, important, appropriately focused and interesting. (extensive chapter notes, sources, suggestions, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Scientists and engineers from around the world work to harness the power of ocean waves, testing their ideas in an Oregon research lab and the stormy seas off the Oregon coast. Read full book review >