Search Results: "Trice Hickman"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR TROUBLE by Trice Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A bold and intriguing effort that ultimately misses the mark, though some readers may enjoy the originality of the storyline."
An old woman who can see the future worries for her grandson and an as-yet-unborn great-great-granddaughter—whom she connects with through their mutual gift—who are dealing with problems in their love lives. Read full book review >

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UNWEPT by Tracy Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Hickman & Hickman fans will jump right in."
The beginning of a new fantasy mystery trilogy, from the authors of Swept Up by the Sea (2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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ONLY TWICE I'VE WISHED FOR HEAVEN by Dawn Turner Trice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Trice's greatest achievement may be how effortlessly (and modestly) she manages to mingle an original vision and real art."
Chicago Tribune editor Trice brings a light touch of magical realism to this moving tale of violence, urban squalor, and upward mobility among the African-Americans who live in two distinct Chicago neighborhoods during the '70s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2001

"Tales of courage and fortitude—a stiff upper lip, if you will—that should appeal to Anglophiles as well as students of history and women's studies. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An inside view of the lives and responsibilities of the valiant women who married officers of the British Foreign Service, where rules were rigid but creativity counted for a lot. Read full book review >

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KENYA'S SONG by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While this provides a glimpse of a loving family living in a multicultural neighborhood, it misses the mark to truly celebrate Caribbean music and diversity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kenya's homework assignment is to share her favorite song with her class. Can she find the perfect one? Read full book review >

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EVENTIDE by Tracy Hickman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"Amiable and charming, but the earnest moral that the most valiant deeds and valuable treasures can be found in mundane domesticity is unlikely to resonate with readers looking for more adventurous fare."
In the first of a projected trilogy, a cozy village in an epic fantasy world manages to stand nearly every heroic trope on its head. Read full book review >

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KENYA'S ART by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"The emphasis on art as something that's not useful and on holding on to items by branding them as art makes this one to miss. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken-toy purge turns into an art-making session in this didactic look at recycling and reuse. Read full book review >

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STARSHIELD: SENTINELS by Margaret Weis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Ambitious hogwash, guaranteed to become a huge success. (150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Kicking off a new series from the bestselling duo (the Death Gate cycle, most recently The Seventh Gate, 1994, etc.), Galactic affairs—involving dozens of contending empires, both human and alien—are coordinated by the Omnet, an organization dedicated to gathering and disseminating information and to recovering the Nine Oracles, a set of omniscient synthetic intelligences (``synths''), missing since the fall of an ancient empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARTING WITH NATURE: PLANT BOOK by Pamela Hickman
NATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Also new to the Starting With Nature Series is Bird Book. (Index) (Nonfiction. 812)"
Meet a plant: What are its parts? Read full book review >

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AN EIGHTH OF AUGUST by Dawn Turner Trice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Believable characters give substance to what's sometimes a saccharine-sweet folksy tale about middle-class African-Americans honoring the past as they nourish the ties of the present"
An affecting tale of an African-American family who prepare for their town's annual celebration of the end of slavery, while they struggle to understand and forgive the accidental death of a young boy the year before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Good, maybe the best available on the subject, but not great. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in a long-running series on animal behavior (Animals and Their Young, 2003; Animals Eating, 2001, etc.) suffers more from lack of organization than does its predecessors, but still offers plenty of fascinating facts. Read full book review >