Search Results: "Scott Haas"


BOOK REVIEW

BACK OF THE HOUSE by Scott Haas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"While the militaristic minutiae of restaurant life and its psychological pressures might otherwise make for a gripping study, its presentation here is cluttered and clinical."
A psychologist and food writer takes a close look at what motivates and defines one of today's most celebrated chefs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HORSE LIKE BARNEY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Haas lets Sarah balance heart, mind, and her own good sense in admirable fashion before engineering a wholly satisfying (if not unexpected) conclusion. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In Keeping Barney (1982), Sarah, 13, cared for the bright, feisty horse while his owner, Missie, was at college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK MEN by Derek Haas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Intricate and fascinating. Heartless Columbus offers cold comfort on dark nights."
Haas (The Silver Bear, 2008, etc.) brings his cold, canny professional hit man back in this cold, canny thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bouncing Forward by Michaela Haas
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An often masterful hybrid of self-help and firsthand history."
Haas (Dakini Power, 2013) offers a combination of science reportage, memoir, and advice on the subject of trauma.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Searching for Nada by Jeff Haas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A handful of satisfying stories and a few too many that seem like writing exercises."
A collection of amusing stories that will pique the imagination. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEWARE THE MARE by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen, but the jacket painting by Lindsay Barrett George is unusually appealing. (Fiction. 6-12)"
The mare Gramp brings home seems perfect in every way; neither Lily, an experienced rider who has outgrown her pony, nor Gramp himself, a knowledgeable horse trader when he's not at work at his job on the town roads, can find anything the matter with her. Read full book review >

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SHAPER by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"She draws a convincing portrait of Chad, a nice kid whose adolescent self-absorption, compounded by his personal loss, temporarily makes him intolerable. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Chad Holloway's beloved dog, Shep, was shot and killed by Chad's grandfather. Read full book review >

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BRAMBLE AND MAGGIE GIVE AND TAKE by Jessie Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Young readers will eat it up. (Fiction. 5-8)"
This delightful first chapter book improves upon its predecessor (Bramble and Maggie, 2012) from the same author/illustrator pair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCAMPER AND THE HORSE SHOW by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Winning. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The delightful duo that brought readers Appaloosa Zebra (2002) and Runaway Radish (2001) returns with the story of Scamper, a white pony, and two sisters who take him to a local horse show. Read full book review >