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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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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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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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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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."

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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 >

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THE BOY WITH PERFECT HANDS by Sheldon Rusch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Apart from Hewitt, the only characters who register are the heavy-breathing villain, whose dire deeds are presented from his point of view, and the ten victims, most of whose last moments are embalmed in hothouse prose."
Illinois state cop Elizabeth Taylor Hewitt takes on another serial killer—or is it two serial killers? Read full book review >

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SEPARATED AT DEATH by Sheldon Rusch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"The elliptical investigation is nothing special, but Rusch (The Boy with Perfect Hands, 2006, etc.) certainly takes a distinctive delectation in the mechanics of serial homicide."
Rusch's latest serial killer has a yen for couples on the skids. Read full book review >