Search Results: "Susan Hill Long"


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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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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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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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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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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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FIND YOUR NEXT MIND-EXPANDING READ AMONG OCTOBER'S MUST-READ SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Readers looking for a good book need look no further than this month's picks for the best speculative fiction books. (Horror fans, stay tuned later this month for a larger roundup of spooky horror reads!) This month's collection of must-reads includes swashbuckling tales of sword and sorcery, an immortal crow who has lived many lives, a weird tale ...


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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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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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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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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 >