Search Results: "Shelby Hiatt"


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SHELBY by Pete McCormack
Released: June 1, 1994

"McCormack's philosophical stance is refreshing; one hopes he will continue honing his craft."
A genuine, sometimes harrowing coming-of-age saga by a young Canadian writer. Read full book review >

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PANAMA by Shelby Hiatt
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Lovely. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Hiatt's impressive debut offers a new take on teen obsession, tempered in the exotic Panamanian jungle. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES by Elizabeth Eulberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A smart, fresh take on an old favorite makes for a terrific series kickoff. (Mystery. 9-11)"
A modern Sherlock Holmes retelling brings an 11-year-old black John Watson into the sphere of know-it-all 9-year-old white detective Shelby Holmes. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SHELBY HOLMES MEETS HER MATCH by Elizabeth Eulberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Charming and funny, this winning adventure also finds time for its middle school sleuths to develop real maturity. (Mystery. 9-11)"
John Watson's known minisleuth Shelby Holmes for only three weeks, but he already knows sixth grade will be significantly enlivened with Shelby's cases to solve. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF LAND IN SHELBY by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

Plowing through years of accumulated resentments and frustrations within a Vermont family, second-novelist Alberts (Tempting Fate, 1987) touches every grim aspect of backwoods New England reality as the offspring of a damaged marriage grow up in the shadow of their mistreatment as children. Read full book review >

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THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SHELBY FOOTE AND WALKER PERCY by Jay Tolson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Despite shortcomings in the editorial packaging, the letters provide a fascinating window into a lifelong friendship and the writing life."
Tolson marshals a more comprehensive selection of the 1948-90 correspondence excerpted in his Percy biography, Pilgrim in the Ruins (1992). Read full book review >

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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 >

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OF ENEMIES AND ENDINGS by Shelby Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A satisfying conclusion to a sword-and-sorcery series with a feminist fairy-tale twist. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Finally 14, Rory Landon gets to complete her own tale, taking on the Snow Queen and all her evil allies with the help of her classmates at the Ever After School. Read full book review >

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BY DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT by Philip Shelby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Turgid prose, formulaic plotting, characters as lively as wooden carvings. Your call."
More conspiracy kitsch from Shelby (Gatekeeper, 1998, etc.), centering this time on those inscrutable Chinese. Read full book review >

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GATEKEEPER by Philip Shelby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Still, likable Hollis will probably keep reader interest from flagging until past the half-way mark."
The best thing about Shelby's latest thriller (Days of Drums, 1997, etc.) is his dewy-eyed heroine, who almost, but not quite, saves the day. Read full book review >