Search Results: "Deborah Harkness"


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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Entertaining, though not in the league of J.K. Rowling—or even Anne Rice. But please, people: no more vamps and wizards, OK?"
Harry Potter meets Lestat de Lioncourt. Throw in a time machine, and you've got just about everything you need for a full-kit fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF LIFE by Deborah Harkness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"There are few surprises, but it's still satisfying to travel with these characters toward their more-than-well-earned happy ending."
The witch Diana's and the vampire Matthew's quests to discover their origins and confront the threats to their star-crossed union tie up as neatly as one of Diana's magical weaver's knots. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness
Released: July 10, 2012

"Sure, the premise is altogether improbable. But, that said, there's good fun to be had here, even for those who might wish for a moratorium on books about vampires, zombies, witches and other things that go bump in the night."
William Shakespeare, vampire hunter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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MRS. HARKNESS AND THE PANDA by Alicia Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Fascinating—and pandas, too. (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
An unlikely American explorer brings the first panda to the West. Read full book review >

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TIME OF GRACE by Clare Harkness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Unbearably stilted in spotscharacters speak in lengthy monologues, frequent passages in several foreign languages prove a daunting turn-off, and the intended-to-shock finale is coyand yet, overall, Imogen and Jessica are an engaging pair."
From the British author of Monsieur de Brillancourt (1994) comes this aristocratic, sometimes inaccessible muddle through which two memorable characters emerge. Read full book review >

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BIG DATA by Timandra Harkness
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A readable guide for the non-IT set."
A pleasing excursion into the daunting terrain of computer-driven information. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPY PIGS by Lucy Harkness
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"Not so much mystery as recovered fictional memory, gamine reminiscence, no-love-lost letter to the world: a sordid, affecting, highly original debut."
Louisa Barratt, 31, is a six-year veteran of the London police. Read full book review >

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MONSIEUR DE BRILLANCOURT by Clare Harkness
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"But in the end, the plot and charm seem force-fed."
In her American debut, British writer Harkness offers an uneven fairy tale of unrequited love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A remarkable tale told somewhat unremarkably."
A young woman's coming-of-age and escape from a sect of Hasidic Judaism. Read full book review >