Search Results: "Torey L. Hayden"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1991

"Suspenseful, compelling, and offering welcome insights into troubled children and how a gifted and compassionate professional treats them."
A gripping true-life horror story from child- psychologist/teacher Hayden (Just Another Kid, 1988, etc.) about her growing conviction that a child in her special education class was abused by a group of adults, possibly a satanic cult. Read full book review >

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THE VERY WORST THING by Torey Hayden
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Despite these flaws, this is a well-wrought problem novel for the younger set. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old David, passed among foster homes for as long as he can remember, has never had anything or anyone of his own except his sister, who is now in juvenile hall. Read full book review >

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THE TIGER'S CHILD by Torey Hayden
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"An effective chronicle of a relationship full of potholes that nonetheless brings both student and teacher further along the road to maturity."
Sheila, the mute, abused six-year-old protagonist of Hayden's bestselling One Child (not reviewed), returns in a fast- paced, real-life narrative that rewards the reader with a happy ending. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2002

"Compelling, well written, and extremely moving."
The unsettling story of a mute, nearly catatonic seven-year-old in her special-education classroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1996

"As a guide for those desiring specifics rather than slogans, however, it is considerably less useful."
California state senator and former radical activist Hayden's (Reunion, 1988, etc.) prescription for our environmental malaise calls for a reinfusion of the spiritual to heal the divide between humans and the natural world. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE by Sterling Hayden
Released: Dec. 29, 1976

"Film actor Hayden, who broke into print with Wanderer, has written another elemental smash hit."
A voluminous, energetic epic approximating the voyage of the States through the year 1896. Read full book review >

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RELUCTANTLY by Hayden Carruth
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

Frank, curmudgeonly wisdom. Read full book review >

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WHY CASEY HAD TO DIE by L.C. Hayden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 2006

"Part cozy, part thriller, part scavenger hunt, Bronson's fourth doesn't quite do justice to any of its genres."
A retired Dallas police detective discovers that life on the road isn't all it's cracked up to be. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2003

"Pox is free of judgment, but the reader can't help but feel that safe sex never seemed a better idea. (Illustrations)"
The Great Pox, commonly known as the clap, is given a clinical but—how could it be otherwise?—morbidly fascinating historical profile by independent scholar Hayden, who proceeds to do some medical detective work in identifying famous people who may have carried the spirochete to their graves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2001

"An electric piece of emotional archaeology and a welcoming back of an ethnic spirit—nonconformist, open, ancient—that anyone could be proud to claim."
A pugnacious autobiographical treatise, in which former California state senator Hayden reclaims his Irish identity. Read full book review >

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MATISSE by Hayden Herrera
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"This leads to a study thick with surface details (many of the paintings are closely described) but too shallow to encompass the inner currents. (Twenty-eight color, 80 b&w illustrations—not seen)"
Sympathetic bio-critical study of the French painter once savaged for his radical style. Read full book review >

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WALKING WITH PLATO by Gary Hayden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"Enthusiastic but lackluster travel writing."
An English journalist's account of his three-month summer walking tour of Great Britain. Read full book review >