Search Results: "Smith Henderson"


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FOURTH OF JULY CREEK by Smith Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Of a piece with Peter Heller's The Dog Stars and Cormac McCarthy's The Road in imagining a rural West that's seen better days—and perhaps better people, too."
Of wide open spaces and lives narrowly, desperately lived at the bitter ends of dirt and gravel roads. Read full book review >

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LIFE, UNRAVELING by Martha D. Smith-Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"A competent debut that would translate well to the small screen."
A clandestine affair, a shocking pregnancy and an enormous cast of flawed characters make for an alternately gloomy and heartening soap opera. Read full book review >

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"The twists along this charming road make for an enchanting journey.
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An ugly princess with magical powers must save her island from invasion by the vicious Druzazzi. Read full book review >

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ASTEROID IMPACT by Douglas Henderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"He closes with a question-and-answer section that recounts the modern discovery of the blast's geological and paleontological evidence. (index, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
To eye-widening scenes of an asteroid blazing down from the heavens and creating a titanic fireball, Henderson (Dinosaur Ghosts: The Mystery of Coelophysis, 1997) matches a suitably dramatic, written account of how the Age of Dinosaurs probably came to its precipitate end. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Kathy Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Large type, appealing pastel illustrations, and a dose of proper perspective on humankind's power over nature make this book a fine choice for story hours as well as nature collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture book combines the exuberance of children and the drama found in nature for a sly lesson on power-sharing. Read full book review >

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MODERN MATHEMATICIANS by Harry Henderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The Global Profiles series gets underway with this engaging introduction to some ideas in modern mathematics by way of 13 biographies, covering Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, George Boole, Georg Cantor, Sophia Kovalevsky, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Emmy Noether, Shiing-Shen Chern, Alan Turing, Stanislaw Ulam, Benoit Mandelbrot, Julia Bowman Robinson, and John Conway. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Henderson, to account for Pushcart's successful existence outside corporate publishing—no one, that is, except readers interested in good writing."
Here's the ever-welcome annual sampling of noncommercial publishing, full enough of poems, stories, and essays to redeem Henderson's somewhat self-congratulatory introductory declaration of literary independence (and survival). Read full book review >

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THE ROOF WALKERS by Keith Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"A dense, manneristic potboiler for the historically inclined."
Henderson's (The Beekeepers, 1990, etc.) spy novel explores the North American activities of Irish nationalists during the Victorian era. Read full book review >

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UNREMARRIED WIDOW by Artis Henderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A beautiful debut from an exciting new voice."
Journalist Henderson chronicles her passionate but unlikely romance and marriage to Miles, a fighter pilot who fit the stereotype, "American by birth, Texan by the grace of God." Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT by Eleanor Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Strong medicine, not always easy to swallow, but readers who like a challenge will relish this gifted writer's ambition and grit."
The births of two babies and the consequent lynching of a black man launch Henderson's (Ten Thousand Saints, 2011) grim investigation into the fractures of race, class, and family in rural Georgia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"Hall's ill-fated expedition deserves better."
A humdrum recounting of a little-known episode in the history of Arctic exploration. Read full book review >