Search Results: "Andrew Pyper"


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LOST GIRLS by Andrew Pyper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2000

"In its best moments, a Canadian Anatomy of a Murder. A savvy, stylish, and very entertaining debut."
Canadian author Pyper's highly successful first novel (a huge bestseller Up North) is a teasing mystery that blossoms into a nailbiting courtroom drama, seasoned with a carefully measured soupçon of the supernatural. Read full book review >

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THE WILDFIRE SEASON by Andrew Pyper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"It's a pity: This might have been a truly exemplary thriller."
A runaway wildfire tests the mettle and reawakens the spirits of a battle-scarred firefighter in the Canadian author's latest (The Trade Mission, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Agreeably terrifying and all quite believable."
Two brilliant dot.coms and their retinue steam up Brazil's Rio Negro into a world without broadband or pity and learn more than they expected about their place in the scheme of things. Read full book review >

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THE DAMNED by Andrew Pyper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A treat for fans of intelligent treatments of the supernatural and rock-solid writing."
Pyper's portrait of twins—one good and one evil—isn't a new literary concept, but his version is memorable and, perhaps, nightmare-inducing. Read full book review >

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THE DEMONOLOGIST by Andrew Pyper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"This artful literary exploration of evil's manifestation makes for a sophisticated horror tale."
In Pyper's (The Guardians, 2011, etc.) sixth novel, professor David Ullman's marriage has imploded, his closest confidant has terminal cancer, and he's been approached by a mysterious emaciated woman offering an all-expenses-paid first-class trip to Venice. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >

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ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >

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ANDREW CARNEGIE by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A complex man of parts, then, not all of them good. Nasaw (The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, 2000) does brilliant work in bringing the man to life."
Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this grand biography, he's all of them. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A worthy introduction to the Age of Jackson, now receiving increased attention from historians."
Old Hickory was a man of actions, not ideas—but a better president than past historians have held. Read full book review >