Search Results: "Paula Hiatt"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULA by Isabel Allende
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1995

"A fascinating window into the creative world of Allende, who, with dignity and courage, tells her life's story as reflected through the tragic death of her daughter."
In her first nonfiction work, Allende (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) produces a beautiful and deeply personal account of the process of grieving and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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PAULA BUNYAN by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"The text is printed on cream-toned stock, often with black-and-white vignettes contributing to the old-timey look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paula Bunyan, who could outwrestle her more famous brother Paul "three times out of six," gets tired of hauling ferries across the river on her shoulders and sets out for more open spaces where she can sing without breaking china and walk without running out of forest. Read full book review >

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ROMANCE
Released: June 15, 2012

"An exceptional first effort that captures the harmony of two beating hearts."
Detailing how family dynamics, cultural diversity and past relationships shape who we are, debut novelist Hiatt subtly explores the cavern between a successful life and a meaningful one. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Preach it, Paula."
An encyclopedic tour of Southern cuisine that leaves no doubt about Deen's (Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cooking, 2009, etc.) latest bountiful and delicious contributions to the contemporary American kitchen. Read full book review >

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Evil Within Yourselves by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2015

"Another mix of action, adventure, teen angst, and literary allusion, although the results are less satisfying than before."
The latest installment in Hiatt's (Hidden among Yourselves, 2015, etc.) Spell Weaver fantasy-adventure series.Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LEE by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"A mostly sturdy foundation for a fantasy series that arms its hero with powers, sidekicks, and motivation."
In Hiatt's (The Devil Hath the Power, 2016, etc.) fantasy novel, a Korean-American man discovers long-dormant supernatural abilities and finds that an evil sorcerer wants his blood.Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SUN by Fred Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 1992

"An impressive debut from a writer who can paint the Japanese as a threat without obscuring his own critical affection for the people and their culture."
This debut novel by a former Washington Post Tokyo bureau chief offers an engaging hero, an unlikely but at least possible scenario, and manages to play upon American fears about increasing Japanese economic domination without engaging in some of the gratuitous Japan-bashing that's become so popular. Read full book review >

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SEPARATED FROM YOURSELVES by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A diverting supernatural tale that should satisfy returning readers and those just getting to know the young hero."
In this continuation of a fantasy adventure series, the recurring teen protagonist and his allies set out to rescue Olympian gods. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHER by Joan Hiatt Harlow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A stimulating blend of suspense and history. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
As World War II rages, a naïve almost-15-year-old American girl is brought to Berlin by her German spy mother; there, she's expected to be a perfect Deutsches Mädchen (German girl) and a loyal Nazi. Read full book review >

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We Walk in Darkness by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"A deft mix of history, mythology, and coming-of-age themes."
Supernatural and mythical beings enliven this latest installment in Hiatt's (Evil Within Yourselves, 2015, etc.) Spell Weaver action-adventure series.Read full book review >

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HIDDEN AMONG YOURSELVES by Bill Hiatt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Hiatt's formula for success holds true in this latest fantasy installment, which features rich literary allusion, swift pacing, crisp dialogue and inventive plotting."
Another engaging fantasy adventure from Hiatt (A Parent's Guide to Parent-Teacher Communication, 2014, etc.) about the teenage Taliesin "Tal" Weaver and his motley band, featuring supernatural beings, reincarnated leaders and a magical mom. Read full book review >