Search Results: "Dominic Smith"


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THE MERCURY VISIONS OF LOUIS DAGUERRE by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"A compelling psychological study, a thoughtful tracing of the birth of a new art form and an atmospheric portrait of 19th-century France: impressive on all three counts."
Smith's beautifully written debut uses the life of photography's inventor as the framework for a touching tale of youthful love regained in maturity. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT AND DISTANT SHORES by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Beautifully researched and ripe with symbolism—an enthralling narrative peopled by characters both exotic and real."
Written with extraordinary literary grace, Smith's (The Beautiful Miscellaneous, 2007, etc.) third novel gleams as a gem of evocative historical fiction. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL MISCELLANEOUS by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"A luminous addition to novels about fathers and sons."
He's no genius, but he's hardly normal; a boy struggles with this quandary in this finely modulated second novel (The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre, 2006). Read full book review >

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THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"This is a beautiful, patient, and timeless book, one that builds upon centuries and shows how the smallest choices—like the chosen mix for yellow paint—can be the definitive markings of an entire life."
Smith's latest novel (Bright and Distant Shores, 2011, etc.) is a rich and detailed story that connects a 17th-century Dutch painting to its 20th-century American owner and the lonely but fervent art student who makes the life-changing decision to forge it.Read full book review >

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LYING CRYING DYING by Dominic Martell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Unlovable lovers by any respectable standard, but Martell (as Sam Reaves: Get What's Coming, 1995, etc.) is a skilled enough storyteller to con you into caring about them."
Antiheroes by the dozens in this deft, dark tale of terrorists, counterterrorists, and those who use them. Read full book review >

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THE END OF TSARIST RUSSIA by Dominic Lieven
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A Russian scholar opens up new, even startling historical connections."
Fresh research at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow (since closed) yields an insightful new look at Russia's pivotal role in the making of World War I. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Colorfully reported, not so carefully reasoned."
A British journalist's tales of world-wide misery caused by America's blundering response to 9/11. Read full book review >

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COCAINE by Dominic Streatfeild
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2002

"So readers will feel on dipping into this box of snuff. In the hands of a seasoned writer—for some reason Hunter Thompson comes to mind—this might have had some oomph. As it is, best to just say no."
A hyperactive celebration of Erythroxylum coca and its most powerful by-product. Read full book review >

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BLACK DRAGON RIVER by Dominic Ziegler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Rich in history but short on personal reflection, this book is more for Asian history buffs than fans of travel literature. "
A journalist's account of his travels along the Amur, a spectacular but largely uncelebrated river on the border between Russia and China. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2011

"The author's frequent allusions to the era's films, TV shows, books and music lend color and context to an already penetrating and evenhanded political analysis."
A British historian revisits the politics and culture of a miserable American decade. Read full book review >

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WATER by Dominic Anton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"Elemental forces give potency to these simply worded poems."
Anton's debut poetry collection places the body and spirit in a dynamic relationship with the cosmos. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2016

"A guide about industry regulations and risk assessment for banking professionals."
Suszek advises banks on ways to comply with new industry regulations in this debut trade manual. Read full book review >