Search Results: "Anne F. Hyde"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"With a vast dramatis personae and stage, Hyde's book sheds considerable light on the 19th-century development of the nation. Highly recommended."
A sharp reframing of the history of the early Western frontier in personal terms. Read full book review >

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THE NOODLE MAKER OF KALIMPONG by Gyalo Thondup
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A thorough but not always convincing story of foreign intrigue."
From Thondup, the current Dalai Lama's elder brother, a personal perspective on the history of Tibet since the Chinese occupation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Of much interest to students of the Middle East, and of the psychology of cults."
Of suicide as a way of life: a study of the culture of violence surrounding the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Read full book review >

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HARD TARGET by Christopher Hyde
Released: Jan. 16, 1990

Here, Hyde (Maxwell's Train, 1985, etc.) writes of a hired assassin who stalks the President through the sewers of Washington, D.C., with the apparent blessing of the CIA—while the FBI, KGB, and the GRU try to sort out the politics, clues, and initials. Read full book review >

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MONOOSOOK VALLEY by Elisabeth Hyde
Released: March 10, 1989

A youngish widow, working mother of two, finds love (maybe) and dope (kind of) in 1971 New England: a limp second novel from the author of Her Native Colors (1986). Read full book review >

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THE ABORTIONIST’S DAUGHTER by Elisabeth Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2006

"Sensational, like the book's title, but not quite on target."
Who killed the opinionated abortion provider? Read full book review >

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CHINA LAKE by Anthony Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1992

"Anyone reading to the end is presold on the genre and knows its shortfall."
A long-thought-out espionage tale, about a dense and tangled search into the past that means to reveal something about the dense and tangled nature of man himself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"An old way of thinking about the ownership of art and ideas smartly revived."
A MacArthur Fellow constructs an elegant argument opposing the modern drive to privatize our common cultural heritage. Read full book review >

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A GATHERING OF SAINTS by Christopher Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"Well-researched, relentlessly grim, and remarkably evocative of its time and place."
A baroque, delightfully gruesome serial-killer whodunit set in WW II London. Read full book review >

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IN THE HEART OF THE CANYON by Elisabeth Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2009

"Well-intentioned but flawed ensemble drama."
A neophyte crew of amateur adventurers embarks on a perilous rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Still, a powerful study."
A thorough and moving biography of a comparatively obscure Chinese dissenter by the author of Enemies of the People (1987), a study of Mao's Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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OF THIS NEW WORLD  by Allegra Hyde
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Hyde portrays forceful, painful collisions between reality and expectation."
Thirteen stories reveal utopia and what we must give up to get there. Read full book review >