Search Results: "Stephanie Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 16, 2012

"A hopeful, finely rendered portrait of a dysfunctional family and its effects on the author."
Hart's memoir charts her psychological process of overcoming a painful childhood. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS
by Maya Payne Smart

Ominous and timely, No One Is Coming to Save Us explores the sense of displacement and dispossession that burrows within communities—and individuals—when work vanishes. The novel follows residents of Pinewood, a declining North Carolina factory town, as they ponder the twin perils of staying stuck in the stubborn red clay beneath them or moving earth to cut their own new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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UNDEAD WITH BENEFITS by Jeff Hart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"These zombies are so touchingly human it's impossible not to love them. (Horror. 14-18)"
Zombies Jake and Amanda head to Iowa for a hoped-for cure, psychic ex–government agent Cass in tow. Read full book review >

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WATCHING JULY by Christine Hart
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

A grieving teenager stumbles into an abusive relationship and is terrified by supernatural visions in this pedestrian thriller. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN MAY by Karen Hart
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Ali's first-person voice is sometimes generic ('There's no way I'm pregnant—that's something that happens to other girls') but sweetly plainspoken. (Fiction. YA)"
A gentle simplicity infuses this story of white, middle-class teen pregnancy. Read full book review >

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AVENGING THE OWL by Melissa Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A memorable read. (resources) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Solo's dad walked away from a successful Hollywood career writing cartoons, traded the Corvette for a VW bus, and moved his family from their beachfront home to a trailer in Oregon, where Solo's efforts to avenge his kitten's death at the claws of an owl go horribly wrong. Read full book review >

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ENGAGED TO DIE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"Annie and her best customer Henny (April Fool Dead, 2002, etc.) offer up more titles and authors for mystery readers to sample, although this by-the-numbers offering would hardly qualify for anybody's must-read list."
When Nathaniel Neville died and left his fortune to the nurse who became his second wife, his son and daughter-in-law, daughter and son-in-law, and sister were all a mite upset, even though Virginia did promise to make them her heirs. Read full book review >

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BLOOD KIN by Roy Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"A fine variety of believable characters adds solid underpinning to a steadily intriguing example of the English village procedural."
A crisply developed story that has quietly competent Inspector Roper (Robber Blind, etc.) called in to investigate the disappearance of legendary one-time movie star Rita Cavallo—who's now married to TV actor George Sheridan but has a past laden with several husbands and an infant son, all of whom met premature deaths. Read full book review >

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GHOST AT WORK by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"The newest sleuth from veteran Hart (Death Walked In, 2008, etc.) is a charming addition to the swelling ranks of ghostly detectives."
A heaven-sent sleuth rescues a pastor's wife from a possible murder charge. Read full book review >