Search Results: "Skip Horack"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUTHERN CROSS by Skip Horack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2009

"Somewhat marred by stock Southern regionalism, though the best stories rise above cliché."
Geography and chronology link the stories in Horack's debut, set along the Gulf Coast in the year of Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER JOSEPH by Skip Horack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Bracketed by stunning revelations, Horack's luminous tale offers perceptive insights about the elemental connections of family."
In Horack's (The Eden Hunter, 2010, etc.) latest, Roy Joseph learns that "grief never leaves, it just mutates."Read full book review >

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THE EDEN HUNTER by Skip Horack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Structurally flawed, but remarkably evocative—Horack's Florida is as real as your own backyard."
After his story collection The Southern Cross (2009), Horack's first novel tracks the adventures of a pygmy (and runaway slave) in early-19th-century Florida. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE SKIP by Janci Patterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A solid cast and heartfelt emotions lift this above its contrivances. (Fiction. 13-15)"
"Dad thinks if you have a kid, you should pay child support. Paying for them is the law, but spending time with them isn't." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKIP ACROSS THE OCEAN by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The bonus is the design of the endpapers, comprised of a riotous patchwork quilt of images. (Picture book. 2- 6)"
Exuberant childlike paintings glow and almost run away with this eclectic grouping of 32 nursery rhymes. Read full book review >

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READY, SET, SKIP! by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"In a brown bob cut, shorts and bare feet, this little one (with her constant companion, a doting dog redolent of Marc Simont), embodies a hallmark symbiosis of childhood—joy expressed as movement, and movement, a joy in itself. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The narrator of this effervescent exercise in rhyme cannot skip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPPITY SKIP LITTLE CHICK by jo Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"This romp-and-a-half will definitely not keep its audiences sitting still. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The creator of Where's My Mommy? (2002) again addresses a topic of immediate interest to the diapered but mobile set: When Little Chick's nesting Mom sends him out to play, he learns an exhilarating array of running, jumping, hopping and rolling games from the farmyard's other livestock—then hurries back home just in time to teach them to a flock of newly hatched siblings. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, SKIP A FEW! by Roberta Arenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"A joyful book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With exuberant paper and paint collages, Arenson (A Caribbean Counting Book, 1996) illustrates 20 counting rhymes, many of which dance across the double-page spreads and all of which must be read aloud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"Not entirely satisfying but an engaging true-crime tale nonetheless."
The true story of a serial killer in 1880s Austin, Texas. Read full book review >