Search Results: "Bronwen Hruska"


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ACCELERATED by Bronwen Hruska
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Though Hruska has a soft touch with characterization, this book does not have sufficient velocity to escape from predictability."
A debut novel from Hruska, publisher of Soho Press. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1986

"The dark tone is reminiscent of Sendak's Outside Over There but this is longer and more complex, with more adult than child appeal."
This epic poem is an outgrowth of the stories a famous poet told his little daughter; it is a very personal book; Dickey's adult readers will share his enjoyment in "mythologizing" his own child. Read full book review >

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PARDON THE RAVENS by Alan Hruska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Hruska has settled into the legal-thriller milieu somewhere between the more erudite and complex Turow and the topical, quick-moving Grisham."
In Hruska's latest legal thriller (Wrong Man Running, 2011), set mainly in Manhattan in 1961, only one thing stands in the way of Alec Brno's chance of partnership at the big-time Wall Street law firm Kendall, Blake, Steele & Braddock.Read full book review >

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WRONG MAN RUNNING by Alan Hruska
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Perfect late-night reading, as long as you don't mind all the back-loaded twists that pile up toward 3 a.m."
"It's a bad movie. Like a bad Hitchcock," New York Chief Assistant DA Rick Corinth tells one of the women he's alleged to have raped. Actually, it's like some excellent Hitchcock—The 39 Steps, North by Northwest, Frenzy—and it's pretty doggone good. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2016

"Great fun for anyone with even a slight knowledge of Roman and English history and geography—or those curious about them."
A delightful trip from Rome to Hadrian's Wall—in C.E. 130. Read full book review >

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PIT BULL by Bronwen Dickey
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2016

"An appealing look at how our relationships with man's best friend provides a mirror of cultural mores."
In her debut, essayist and journalist Dickey, a contributor to the Oxford American, addresses how the prevailing negative image of pit bulls is not only misguided, but also a mark of broader social prejudices.Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: March 6, 2007

"The resource chapter contains short lists of fiction (without annotations or explanation), related nonfiction (most published before 2000) and websites; additional websites are embedded in the text as appropriate. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Pardes, who has a degree in human sexuality, here delivers a lot of information in short order. Read full book review >

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DEAR JULIA by Amy Bronwen Zemser
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Bon appetit! (Fiction. 12-16)"
This unconventional coming-of-age story is set largely in the kitchen and peopled by an irresistible cast of eccentric characters. Read full book review >

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THE STALKING HORSE by Miriam Grace Monfredo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Besides, why should Allan Pinkerton, or James Bond, have all the fun of saving the sacred cause of freedom?"
Determined, it seems, to follow in the footsteps of her aunt, librarian/sleuth Glynis Tryon (Through a Gold Eagle, 1996, etc.), Bronwen Llyr has persuaded Allan Pinkerton to accept her as a detective-in-training. Read full book review >

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EVANLY BODIES by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"The murder plot is derivative, but the wider playing field for the clever, appealing Evans brings both his social and detective skills to the fore."
Constable Evan Evans's promotion to the Plain Clothes Division gives him the chance to investigate a strange series of murders. Read full book review >

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TESTIMONIES by Patrick O'Brian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1993

"A chaste and disciplined prose lend purity to a quiet, tragic idyll for the discriminating reader.'"
A welcome reissue of O'Brian's moving and very fine first novel—a novel of "unassuming proportion and immaculate design" (Kirkus, August 1, 1952). Read full book review >