Search Results: "Susan Hill Long"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Though Margaret and some of the other characters are likable, the predictability and unbelievable nature of the story make it ultimately disappointing. (Historical fantasy. 9-13)"
A foundling girl searches for the man she saw in a magic mirror. Read full book review >

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WHISTLE IN THE DARK by Susan Hill Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"The at times lyrical writing cannot compensate for the flawed history. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A sadly flawed premise undermines Long's debut novel, early chapters of which won the Katherine Paterson prize. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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THE BETRAYAL OF TRUST by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Though the many threads of the tale never fully come together, each throws new light on the ethics of death and dying. Fans and newcomers to Hill's series (The Vows of Silence, 2009, etc.) will appreciate the characters' deep humanity."
DCI Serrailler reopens an investigation of a missing girl when her body is found. Read full book review >

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THE VARIOUS HAUNTS OF MEN by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2007

Whatever you do, don't go clumping up the Hill. Read full book review >

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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RUBY PAINTS A PICTURE by Susan Hill
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sharp-eyed young readers might notice little Ruby is left-handed, a subtle touch that adds another facet to Ruby's emerging personality as a spunky little raccoon who likes to try new things. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Ruby the raccoon returns for a second appearance in this engaging series for readers who are just beginning to read real stories on their own. Read full book review >

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KING OF KINGS by Susan Hill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An inviting book for a holiday evening. (Fiction/Picture book. 5+)"
The author of The Glass Angels (1992) offers a briefer Christmas story: an appealing vignette set near the docks of contemporary London, where a few residents cling to old homes among warehouses and building sites. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS WEAR JOY by Fales-Hill. Susan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"A distinguished memoir as well as an important contribution to black cultural history."
Television writer/producer Fales-Hill recalls her mother, a Haitian-American musical legend who gave up her career for marriage, in one of those rare tributes that capture exactly what made someone widely loved and admired. Read full book review >

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RUBY’S PERFECT DAY by Susan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though Ruby's previous adventures involving her group of assorted animal friends have a little more pizzazz than this quietly thoughtful tale, Ruby is still a charmer with a delightful world of her own, and the theme of satisfied solitude is an unusual one for this genre. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Charming little Ruby Raccoon returns for her third adventure for newly independent readers, illustrated with delightful watercolors of Ruby's forest home and surrounding meadows. Read full book review >

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THE PURE IN HEART by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A gripping and unusual procedural focusing more on the characters' complex lives than the crimes. A must-read."
The disappearance of a small boy disorders the lives of many people. Read full book review >

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THE MIST IN THE MIRROR by Susan Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"The eponymous mist seems to cloud the writing, and the meandering tale ends quickly with a conclusion that still seems obscure. Even if Monmouth doesn't deserve the truth, doesn't the loyal reader?"
The moody countryside wanderings of an adventurer Hill (A Question of Identity, 2013, etc.) sends on a glacially paced adventure in search of the truth about his hero. Read full book review >