Search Results: "Vicki Hearne"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The book is dedicated to Lawrence's fans, who may be startled by the woman they discover within. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A surprisingly charmless memoir by the longtime Carol Burnett Show costar and recent talk show host. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL HAPPINESS by Vicki Hearne
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"All happiness is animal happiness,'' says Hearne—including, then, the reader happiness produced by this smart, passionate, and challenging work."
The cat publishing craze may be going to the dogs: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's The Hidden Life of Dogs is a bestseller, while a grinning canine recently graced the cover of Newsweek. Read full book review >

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BANDIT by Vicki Hearne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1991

"Digressive, almost epistolary; soul-baring and politically volatile; and simply one of the most perceptive works about the social contracts between humans and animals ever written."
An astonishingly resonant meditation by animal-trainer Hearne (Adam's Task, 1986; The White German Shepherd, 1988) on the implications of her ongoing—and well-publicized—fight to keep the state of Connecticut from killing ``Bandit,'' a biting ``pit bull.'' ``Pit bull'' is in quotation marks because, as Hearne emphasizes, Bandit, despite media claims, is not really a pit bull- -that is, he's not an American Pit Bull Terrier. Read full book review >

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A PLAGUE OF GIANTS  by Kevin Hearne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A genuine page-turner: dependable entertainment with no claims to profundity."
The author of Besieged (2017, etc.), kicks off a new doorstopper fantasy trilogy in which a peaceful continent suffers coincidental invasions by different giant races.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The collection is a perfect antidote to the 'problem' novel, offering young readers topics that try their souls and portraits of the souls who try to help them cope. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Readers will hum with pleasure in the afterglow of each story in this powerful collection. Read full book review >

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LUCY TRIES LUGE by Lisa Bowes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As a stimulant to get the young away from screens of all types, the best first step may not be behind the wheel of a stock car on runners. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sports reporter Bowes answers a question frequently voiced at the Olympic Games: where do lugers come from? Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"No dog-loving teen will want to miss the connection. (afterword) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dogs and peoples' lives intertwine in 12 short stories spun from Hearne's personal or peripheral experiences, in which the deepest emotional and physical struggles experienced by the protagonist are paralleled in the dog's outlook. Read full book review >

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LUCY TRIES SOCCER by Lisa Bowes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"With playful exuberance, Bowes' lively tale shares the fun of soccer with young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Soccer is the latest sports endeavor for spunky, industrious Lucy. Read full book review >

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POLAROID by Betsy Hearne
POETRY
Released: April 30, 1991

"Beautifully composed b&w photos of imaginatively appropriate subjects introduce each section. (Poetry. 12+)"
Extending her title's potent image, Hearne groups incisive glimpses of people, places, rites of passage, and assorted epiphanies under poetically descriptive headings: ``Outside,'' ``City Sights,'' ``Insights,'' ``Second Sight,'' ``Close-ups,'' ``Dark and Light,'' ``Long View.'' The outside views, like the title poem, are evocative and allusive—even here, there's more than meets the eye. Read full book review >

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UNREASONABLE DOUBT by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Delany's excellent new procedural (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) is a real page-turner, ratcheting up the tension as each secret from the past is painfully revealed."
A man cleared of murder charges returns to his British Columbia hometown to get some answers. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT LIZZIE BROWN AND THE MYSTERIOUS PHANTOM by Vicki Lockwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Middle-grade readers will gobble up this delicious little novel, with its admirable protagonist and the fascinating crew of Fitzy's Traveling Circus, who take her in. (Adventure. 10-13)"
This historical thriller set in Victorian London features a cast of likable circus people, a spunky heroine and a twisty mystery that will keep pages turning until the book's finale. Read full book review >

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THIS LOVELY LIFE by Vicki Forman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2009

"A searing tale of heartache and impressive depth of character."
The harrowing experience of a woman whose twins were born at 23 weeks. Read full book review >