Every once in a while, and sometimes even longer, the rules of nature will bend. So it was with the legend of Boston's famous harbor seal, Hoover. This illustrated children's book is based upon the... More > true story of an orphaned seal pup who learns to speak through his adopted human parents. Raised in Cundy's Harbor Maine, by George and Alice Swallow, Hoover was able to mimic the sounds of human speech, including a strong Maine accent. Eventually, the Swallows decided that Hoover needed to live at the New England Aquarium, where he became one of the most famous residents of Boston, Massachusetts.< Less
A Plain Jane Gets Her Man.
Craig Rogers never considered himself a knight in shining armor. However, when Alisha Hoover overhears several of their co-workers discussing her slime chances of landing... More > a date for the company picnic, he feels compelled to ask her out. His attempt at chivalry quickly backfires. One date with the seemingly plain and shy Alisha forces him to rethink what makes a woman beautiful, sexy, and irresistible to the opposite sex.< Less
By the middle of the seventeenth century, almost a hundred thousand English men and women had settled in the New World. We sometimes forget that the largest colony across the Atlantic... More > in those early years was not in Virginia, not in New England, but on the small eastern islands of the Caribbean, called the Caribbees.
Early existence in the Caribbean was brutal, and at first these immigrants struggled merely to survive. Then, through an act of international espionage, they stole a secret industrial process from the Catholic countries that gave them the key to unimagined wealth. The scheme these pious Puritans used to realize their earthly fortune required that they also install a special new attitude: only certain peoples may claim full humanity. Their profits bequeathed a mortgage to America of untold future costs.< Less
by Emma Hoover
"Monday. Oh satanic Monday. The Monday I despise. A day conquered by circling patterns of massive student bodies, massive student bodies consuming my soul.
Spanish gold walls... More > stared me in the face. With Amory to my side, I strolled casually down the school hallway. Hoping nobody would see me, I just wanted to vanish and blend with the orange paint. I had no love for crowded areas; not saying that I'm claustrophobic, actually it's quite the opposite. I just hate reality, people, noise; I live within my own world and refuse to come out. But, today, something made me want to blend in to be hidden from everything by way of surrounding myself. Something had its eye on me, I felt it...But nothing happened. All day, same as always."< Less
(Bantam Books 1991)
“Hoover’s characters double-deal their way through settings ranging from the Acropolis to the inside of a superplane that skims the edge of... More > space –- the ultimate in death-dealing. A secret agreement between the Russian military and the Yakuza, Japanese crime lords, threatens to shift the balance of world power.”< Less
“This action-crammed, historically factual novel . . . is a rousing read,
ably researched by Hoover”
Barbados and Jamaica 1648. The lush and deadly... More > Caribbean paradise, domain of rebels and slaveholders, of bawds and buccaneers. Colonists fight a wishful war for freedom against England.< Less