Search Results: "Thelma Hatch Wyss"


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TEN MILES FROM WINNEMUCCA by Thelma Hatch Wyss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"With truly readable style, she balances plot and language in an entirely plausible adventure into growing up that should have wide appeal. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Stories of runaways and survival attract middle-grade readers nearly as well as a short format. Read full book review >

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A TALE OF GOLD by Thelma Hatch Wyss
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"The Yukon rush of the 1890s is historic, but even when James and his companions find gold, it seems unexciting. (A map would have been a plus.) (Historical fiction. 6-8)"
At 14, orphaned James leaves San Francisco to become a "stampeder" in the Yukon. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER HERE by Thelma Hatch Wyss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

A frothy but refreshingly unportentous tale about an Idaho girl who forms a romantic attachment to the ghost of her cousin Roseanne's fiancÇ, shot down over the Pacific on the day Jada was born 16 years ago. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Her story, based on a historical figure (who later saved the lives of several white women captured by the Utes), is a valuable addition to Native American literature. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year Elk Tooth Dress was neither child nor adult she climbed the juniper fence to watch her brother Ouray dance the Bear Dance that signaled the arrival of spring. Read full book review >

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PLAYDATE by Thelma Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A snappily told middle-class morality tale which, due to a meandering story line and unattractive characters, fails to catch fire."
With a wildfire approaching, marriages are already smoldering, in a brittle social comedy by Us Weekly's film critic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Custer completists will want to have a look, but there are many better books on the subject."
Revisionist study of one of the most signal defeats in the annals of America. Read full book review >

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GLORIOUS WAR by Thom Hatch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"An admiring, fast-paced, thoroughly readable account of Custer at war."
Before he became the most famous man in America, George Armstrong Custer was…only moderately famous. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"One woman's search for self in New Mexico achieves an abstract, meditative beauty."
Striking New Age novel about a woman who is drawn to an enigmatic store through which she begins a spiritual journey involving beings from ancient and traditional cultures inhabiting the raw landscape. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Sitting Bull, Geronimo and Crazy Horse are well known to every schoolchild. Hatch deftly brings Osceola to the pantheon of legendary Native American leaders."
Plains Indians expert Hatch (Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution, 2007, etc.) applies his expertise to the man who led the Florida war "that would frustrate and embarrass the best officers in the United States Army—including five generals." Read full book review >

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INFERNO by Steven Hatch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Despite occasional long-windedness, Hatch's analysis is intelligent, nuanced, and tempered, a necessary departure from the panicked response of most American media outlets."
An American doctor describes his experiences in Liberia during the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO BUILT THE SIERRA CLUB by Robert Wyss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Thorough and well written, if sometimes dry. The book lacks Brower's soaring idealism, but it provides a highly useful view of how environmental battles are waged in the trenches."
A sturdy life of David Brower (1912-2000), the legendarily tough and tough-minded pioneering environmentalist who shaped the Sierra Club into a national political force. Read full book review >