Search Results: "Anne Huston"


BOOK REVIEW

TRUST A CITY KID by Anne Huston
Released: Oct. 17, 1966

"A strong message throughout which does not hobble the surface values of the story and the inescapable sympathy for Reg, and the style, a clean, lean prose, contributes."
Reg, the twelve year old boy of a working mother from Harlem, is sent by a social worker to a "stupid farm" run by Quakers, for the summer. Read full book review >

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THE LISTENER by Bo Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Again, literary imitation occasionally mars an otherwise original story, but, still, Huston entertains with his quirky vision and sometimes (especially in the novella) moves the reader."
From Huston (The Dream Life, 1992), a collection that makes use of magical realism—in a title novella about a gay man and a faith healer—and of a film noir ambience in a few of the four stories here. Read full book review >

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NO DOMINION by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Warning to the squeamish: Huston, a gifted storyteller, relishes moments when things get ugly."
In p.i. Joe Pitt's second adventure (Already Dead, 2005), turf-warring Vampyres are out for blood. Read full book review >

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BLACK DANCE by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The rich content gets slightly buried in the complex structure of this ambitious novel."
A family history unfolds in the form of a screenplay spanning three generations and several countries. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT STEALING by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"Impressive debut, though not for the squeamish: a torture sequence, unsparingly clinical, lasts the better part of twenty pages."
Blood in buckets, bodies in heaps. But the dialogue's fresh, and the pages turn in a superviolent debut. Read full book review >

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THE SHOTGUN RULE by Charlie Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"If your tolerance for violence, occasional sadism and bratty teens is sturdy enough, the talented Mr. Huston (No Dominion, 2006, etc.) will keep you turning pages."
On a long, hot day in the summer of 1983, four California teenagers seeking trouble find it writ large. Read full book review >

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A STORY LATELY TOLD by Anjelica Huston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Banality clutches the text tightly, too rarely releasing its wings."
An Oscar-winning actress from a celebrated entertainment family recalls her peripatetic childhood and adolescence, her various awakenings and epiphanies. Read full book review >

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FAULT LINES by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An elegant if overly manipulated structural design parallels the insightful but overly simplified psychological evolution of vulnerable children (excepting demon Sol) into reactive adults."
Canadian born Huston (Dolce Agonia, 2001, etc.) won the Prix Femina in France for this novel, which traces four generations of a family while examining how unshared secrets shape each succeeding/preceding generation. Read full book review >

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SLEEPLESS by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A writer as skilled as Huston (The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, 2009, etc.) can make an apocalyptic story terrifyingly plausible. Readers prone to depression should approach with care."
Thirty million Americans are sleepless, and it's killing them. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS MAN by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"Maintains the unpleasantly sadistic violence that's been a series hallmark, but not the stylistic panache."
The gore-drenched trilogy of a killer and his ill-gotten gains squishes to an end. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS OF SONG by Paula Huston
Released: July 1, 1995

"A promising debut."
A lyrical first novel in which a young woman triumphantly masters Beethoven's difficult Opus III—and along the way learns as much about life and love as about music. Read full book review >