Search Results: "Rachel Howzell Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAIL OF ECHOES by Rachel Howzell Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"The third and best of a finely wrought series (Skies of Ash, 2015, etc.) that gives voice to a rare figure in crime fiction: a highly complex, fully imagined black female detective."
Talented African-American teenagers from a poor LA neighborhood are targeted by a serial killer. Read full book review >

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LAND OF SHADOWS by Rachel Howzell Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"This first procedural from Hall (A Quiet Storm, 2002, etc.) combines a conflicted, gutsy heroine and a complex, many-layered mystery."
An African-American LAPD detective's approach to a murder case is filtered through the experiences of her own early life. Read full book review >

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A QUIET STORM by Rachel Howzell Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"As Stacy writes of her own journal: 'Nothing holy or profound found its way into those pages.'"
Two African-American sisters plow their way through something approximating life. Read full book review >

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SKIES OF ASH by Rachel Howzell Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2015

"Hall outdoes her stellar debut in an exploration of vile secrets that pays homage to that earlier master of complex California homicide, Raymond Chandler."
When a house goes up in flames in the dead of the night with a woman and her two children inside, is it accident or murder? Read full book review >

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RACHEL HULIN
by Megan Labrise

Fancy a Dangerous Liaisons-styledelicacy? Rachel Hulin’s epistolary debut features some lip-smacking secrets between brother and sister.

“I love epistolary novels,” says Hulin, author of Hey Harry, Hey Matilda. “I always try to think about how to get that voyeuristic voice without letters...but it just feels like you’re not getting in there. I really want to be in ...


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RACHEL CUSK
by J.W. Bonner

In the beginning is the word—not a person, self, or character. And so it is with the newest work of fiction by Rachel Cusk. Transit, her latest novel, is the middle novel of a trilogy that began with 2015’s Outline. In Transit, after a divorce, the narrator, Faye (whose name, as with so many traditional fiction markers, is largely absent ...


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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR- JULY 2017
by Leila Roy

This is the time of year that feels like someone has their finger on the fast-forward button—it’s already time to comb through this month’s new releases!

These are some of the books that I’m planning to pick up:

Spirit Hunters, by Ellen Oh

I read an advanced copy of this one months ago, and I’m SO looking forward to reading ...


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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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MALIN PERSSON GIOLITO
by Jessie Grearson

Malin Persson Giolito says she “always knew” she’d one day write a novel about a school shooting—she just didn’t realize what a challenge that would be. Quicksand, her widely acclaimed English-language debut (a bestseller in her native Sweden) skillfully depicts the causes and consequences of a mass shooting, blending elements of courtroom drama, taut psychological thriller, and coming-of-age story.

The ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FOUR NEW SPORTY MIDDLE GRADE NOVELS
by Leila Roy

While I’m not particularly up on real-life sports, well, EVER—I vaguely track various seasons by what uniforms my younger patrons are wearing, and that’s about it—reading fiction that’s centered around sports is a whole different ballgame.

*pauses for groans to subside*

So. Here are a few new and upcoming middle grade sports novels—one that I’ve read, and three more that ...


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