Search Results: "Vicki Hearne"


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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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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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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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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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GOOD-BYE TO THE TREES by Vicki Shiefman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"The book is based on Shiefman's grandmother's experiences; it's an authentic and telling depiction of the lives of Jewish immigrants early in this century, of the love and hope of those who set out first and those who waited to join them. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Fagel Fratrizsky, 13, is sustained in her difficulties as a new immigrant by her dream of bringing the rest of her family from czarist Russia. Read full book review >

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RIMWALKERS by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"A talented novelist, hitting her stride. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A beautifully written story of a ``growing-up'' summer on an Illinois farm, recollected 20 years later by Victoria, who was then a shy, self-effacing girl of 14, overshadowed by her ebullient younger sister Sara. Read full book review >

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SCARE THE LIGHT AWAY by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Not so much reveling in family secrets as insisting that families can overcome them, debut novelist Delany is adept at ratcheting up the emotional tension but less proficient at making the mystery elements of her story convincing."
A dysfunctional Canadian family struggles toward redemption. Read full book review >

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NIGHT RIDE HOME by Vicki Covington
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Decent work, then, but without much of a payoff."
Alabama is the setting for Covington's third novel, as it was for Gathering Home (1988) and Bird of Paradise (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER LISTING by Vicki Doudera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2011

"A touch of romance, a hint of danger and a mystery that keeps you guessing spice Darby's second case."
A beautiful, driven real-estate agent is stabbed to death at an open house. Is she the victim of a serial killer, or is there more to the puzzle? Read full book review >

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A COLD WHITE SUN by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though Molly flirts with danger, Delany (More than Sorrow, 2012, etc.) sticks to her usual formula, though this time, the simultaneous motivation yet randomness of the killer's actions are hard to swallow."
An unexpected murder in a small town has the cops turning over every stone for a plausible suspect and motive. Read full book review >