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SWAN HUNTLEY
by James McDonald

“My dad moved to Hawaii when I was eight,” Swan Huntley begins, “so I've spent a lot of time there. When I go now, I feel like a tourist/local. I'm not quite a local, but I'm not a tourist either. I thought that take on Hawaii would be an interesting thing to explore.” And ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DA VINCI DECEPTION by Thomas Swan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Crammed with information on everything from Leonardo's pigments to the Royal Family's art holdings, though competently colorless in its own dishonor-among-thieves caper. (Book-of-the-Month Club featured alternate selection)"
Following The CÇzanne Chase (1997)—the debut of Inspector John Oxby, of C13, the CID's Art and Antiquities Squad— Newmarket has reprinted Oxby's debut, originally published in 1990 as a mass-market paperback. Read full book review >

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THE REPLACEMENT CHRONICLES by Harper Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A time-hopping tale that should appeal to readers with an interest in the prehistoric period."
This debut omnibus unites all three installments of a story that connects a pregnant woman in the late Pleistocene era with her modern-day descendant, a researcher who gets entangled in a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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THE BOYS IN THE TREES by Mary Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A haunting story with great emotional potential buckles under sluggish plotting and poor stylistic choices."
In Swan's awkward transition from short stories (The Deep: and Other Stories, 2003) to novels, a Canadian town tries to make sense of a man's heinous crimes. Read full book review >

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The White Lady of the Hohenzollerns by R.B. Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An entertaining chronology of an infamous ghost and her interactions with European royalty through the centuries."
Debut author Swan explores the legend of the ghost known as the White Lady in a story that mixes historical fact and fiction. Read full book review >

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Completely Lost by Jessica Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The heart of this narrative about coping with loss rings powerfully true."
A novel about a ghostwriter offers an exercise in family, grief, and adjustment. Read full book review >

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GHOST DANCE: A PLAY OF VOICES by Gladys Swan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"Swan is no Garc°a M†rquez, but this Southwest-flavored concoction, mildly experimental, leads us through an entertaining mix of entangling alliances and intrigues."
A second novel from Swan (after Carnival for the Gods, 1986), who's also published three collections: a multiple point-of-view extravaganza set in a small town in New Mexico on the occasion of the return of a Hollywood actress. Read full book review >

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THE DEEP by Mary Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Swan achieves the best possible of historical tones, neither nostalgic nor sentimental, but simply matter of fact, making her tales of the past ultimately timeless."
Canadian Swan debuts with a wonderful collection of 13 stories and a novella. Read full book review >

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NEWSPAPER HATS by Phil Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This gentle, brief, and touching story introduces the challenges of interacting with a family member living with dementia and will spark some discussion for families in this situation. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A little girl adds a touch of familiarity to her grandfather's world during a loving visit to his nursing home. Read full book review >

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IN DEFENSE OF HUNTING by James A. Swan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 1994

"Swan ultimately tells too much and shows too little in his prosaic defense of the elemental necessity of hunting."
An uninspired argument for the natural place of hunting in human society and the human psyche. Read full book review >

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THE SAFEST LIE by Angela  Cerrito
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Balancing honesty and age-appropriateness, Cerrito crafts an authentic, moving portrait. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Anna Bauman, 9 years old and Jewish, escapes certain death in Nazi-occupied Poland with the help of many who keep her hidden with a false Catholic identity. Read full book review >