Search Results: "Robert Hunt"


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HALMONI’S DAY by Edna Coe Bercaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Halmoni captivates her audience, as she will the audience for this stellar debut. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Newcomer Bercaw has written an affecting story of Jennifer's fears and joys when her Korean halmoni, or grandmother, flies from her peaceful village to take part in a school Grandparents' Day program. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An entertaining though superficial introduction to the American Revolution. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Much of the essential history of the American Revolution is conveyed briefly through 18 questions and answers. Read full book review >

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THERMAGEDDON by Robert Hunter
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2003

"'It took me years to stop smoking,' says Hunter. 'It will take a while to learn to stop climate-wrecking.' Though he probably won't reach the worst offenders, the author makes a good case for going cold turkey on Humvees, heated pools, and other deadly luxuries."
A credible warning of imminent ecological catastrophe, a nightmare brought about by greed, lies, denial, and inertia—to say nothing of SUVs. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA HUNT
by Lucas Loredo

Samantha Hunt’s fiction lies in the meeting place between our common reality and the expanded reality of dreams, transformations, visitations, and conjurings. In her previous novels, teenagers communicate with the dead, a man travels through time over Queens, and men emerge from and disappear into the ocean. Hunt’s latest book, a collection of stories titled The Dark Dark, again inhabits ...


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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

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THE KINGDOM BEYOND THE WAVES by Stephen Hunt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Vividly and vigorously narrated, with splashes of humor. But in a universe where anything can happen, it's rarely possible to care when something does."
Another doorstopper steampunk fantasy set in the furiously overcrowded and hard-to-fathom universe of The Court of the Air (2008). Read full book review >

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CUTS THROUGH BONE by Alaric Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2013

"Despite its modern touches, Hunt's down-and-dirty debut harkens back to Sam Spade and other classic private eyes. It may be a little rough around the edges, but it drags you in and keeps you reading."
The murder of a wealthy Columbia University student provides a steep learning curve for the pair investigating her death. Read full book review >

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CITY OF SAINTS by Andrew Hunt
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Hunt does a creditable job tying up all the loose ends the unknown killer left behind 80 years ago and an even better job evoking the time and place in which he lived."
Historian Hunt's first novel, winner of the 2011 Tony Hillerman Prize, revisits an unsolved real-life murder in 1930 Salt Lake City. Read full book review >

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LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY by Bill Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"A well-intentioned but inconsistent smorgasbord of Southern vignettes."
Hunt (A Full-Grown Man, 2009) offers a playful collection of short stories set in the American South and featuring plenty of local color and family drama. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S TALE by David Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"As an exercise in atmosphere, though, Hunt's first novel is as glamorously seedy as a pristine print of a vintage film noir. (First printing of 100,000; $125,000 ad/promo)"
A color-blind photographer searches the dark side of San Francisco for the killer of the street Adonis whose sordid life she'd been documenting. Read full book review >