Search Results: "Anne Huston"


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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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"A graceful, surprisingly tender account of a life lived at the edge of fame."
The "too ordinary" member of a famous Hollywood family recalls her unusual childhood. Read full book review >

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SIX BAD THINGS by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"A crime thriller so relentlessly violent that it could make even the hard-core hard-boiled amenable to the leavening touch of Agatha Christie. Still, a page-turner."
Huston returns with a bang-banger even gorier than his debut (Caught Stealing, 2004). Read full book review >

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THE MARK OF THE ANGEL by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"A stylish, sophisticated story, complete with archly ironic narration, marred only slightly by an overly melodramatic end."
Acclaimed Canadian-born Huston, a longtime resident of France (where this novel, her seventh, was originally published), debuts here with a melancholy tale of a proud French flutist and a Marxist Hungarian Jew who, in the late 50s, share a secretive German woman. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Violent and uncomfortably graphic at times, but the dialogue is sharp and funny, and Huston (The Shotgun Rule, 2007, etc.), as always, does it his way."
A troubled young man tries to redeem his life. Read full book review >

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QUANTUM TIME THEORY by Ned  Huston
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 3, 2017

"An innovative time-travel tale in which the main characters don't actually visit the past or the future."
Eight elite brothers and sisters try to survive the regular upheavals caused by reckless time traveling. Read full book review >

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INFRARED by Nancy Huston
Released: July 3, 2012

"Huston provides readers with more than a mere snapshot; her raw and sensual writing delivers the complete picture."
A woman explores complex family relationships and discovers truths about herself in this sensual, intricately woven offering from award-winning Huston (Fault Lines, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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HALF THE BLOOD OF BROOKLYN by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Violent, often ugly, Huston's series is not for the squeamish, but fans will find this installment the best to date."
The further, even gorier adventures of Joe Pitt, Vampyre extraordinaire (No Dominion, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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SLOW EMERGENCIES by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2001

"Unsettling, sometimes annoying—but, still, hard to put down."
In her eighth half-successful outing, Huston (The Mark of the Angel, 1999, etc.) depicts a woman torn between the pulls of domestic love and professional passion. Read full book review >

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SKINNER by Charlie Huston
Released: July 9, 2013

"A tale that may enthrall technogeeks while sending their elders scrambling through Hacking for Dummies."
A cyberterrorist attack against America looms in this grim, hard-edged thriller from Edgar Award-nominated author Huston. 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 >