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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING WITH YOUR PAST SELVES by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"A fast-paced, emotionally nuanced page-turner."
Debut author Hiatt offers an engrossing coming-of-age story richly infused with ancient mythology and Arthurian tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY TALK by Fred Hiatt
Released: May 1, 1999

"A blend of delicate hues and deep jewel tones suffused by a gentle light lends an ethereal quality to the images. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Importuned by the incomprehensible cries of his baby brother, Joey turns to his other family members to decipher their meaning, preferring the role of an observer in the daily care of his sibling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT RIDER by Joan Hiatt Harlow
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"What should be exciting history in this overlong narrative is harmed by weak characterization, expository information pedantically inserted into conversations, an improbable plot and an overall feeling of superficiality. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
On the eve of the first battles of the American Revolution (1774-75), orphaned Hannah Andrews's cruel aunt, Phoebe, indentures the 14-year-old to General Thomas Gage, the British colonial governor in Boston. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS ON THE SEA by Joan Hiatt Harlow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Physical descriptions replete with references to 'honey-colored hair' and 'amber eyes' and a thoroughly tin ear for regional dialect complete the package, which ends up being a sort of mix between Nancy Drew and Murder, She Wrote. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A clunky thriller based on a landing of Nazi spies in Maine during WWII seems bent more on instruction than on thrills. Read full book review >