Search Results: "Samantha Hayes"


BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL YOU'RE MINE by Samantha Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Fewer red herrings would have made this a better read, but Hayes' tale succeeds despite them."
Told from the points of view of three women whose lives intertwine, Hayes (Someone Else's Son, 2011, etc.) sets her new novel in Birmingham, England, and spins out a plot that twists and turns from beginning to the end. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND by Samantha Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"The author likes to add a twist or two at the end, but the conclusion seems contrived and a bit too neat."
Hayes cooks up a new adventure for the least interesting character in her previous venture (Until You're Mine, 2014), British DI Lorraine Fisher.Read full book review >

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BABY BRIGHT by Samantha Meredith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A genial and gentle offering for the youngest readers. (Board book. 0-1)"
Simple graphics in black, white, green, yellow and gold foil introduce babies to a variety of animals and objects. Read full book review >

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PATRICK AT THE CIRCUS by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Numerous vignettes per page, word balloons as well as text, rapid-fire shifts in mood and tone, and an uncomfortable combination of Katzenjammer brusqueness with treacly settings give this title a bad case of multiple and conflicting personalities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overly busy title featuring the return of Patrick Brown, the fuzzy little bear, and his family, suffers from a lack of focus as it crams too many subplots into a rather insipid story about going to the circus. 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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BOOK REVIEW

A POOR EXCUSE FOR A DRAGON by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Freed captives become new friends, teaching this fellow that there are many different kinds of dragons. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Fred learns how to be true to himself and still be a dragon. Read full book review >

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LUCY ANNA AND THE FINDERS by Sarah Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A pleasant story, a feisty heroine, and a good read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lucy Anna fills her backpack with an apple, nine pine cones, a few whirligigs, and some nuts and ventures out into the forest to retrieve her stolen little red horse. Read full book review >

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THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER AND FRIENDS by Samantha Meredith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Any small irritations will not bother the intended audience—very young children who need a sturdy collection of nursery rhymes that can be handled and read again and again. (Board book. 2-4)"
A first introduction to some of the best-known nursery rhymes, some shortened to fit the format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF AMERICA by Samantha Gillison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"Brooding, lyrical, and thoughtful, though the narrative, like Stephen himself, seems slightly distanced from the events it describes so eloquently."
The author of The Undiscovered Country (1998) delicately portrays an alienated scion of America's wealthiest family searching for spiritual solace in the earth's wildest places. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A FRENCH FAMILY by Samantha Vérant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2017

"Those looking for a breezy read about a transplanted American in France may be satisfied, but the book dwells more on Vérant's personal life than on observations of the world around her."
A determinedly positive memoir about starting life over as mother to a family in southwestern France. Read full book review >

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A SKY FULL OF STARS by Samantha Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A sweet romance that takes its time to court the reader: classic, thoughtful, and sometimes as lyrical as the stars."
An artist and an astronomer are brought together through admiration of the night sky's beauty. Read full book review >