Search Results: "Edward Hoagland"


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BALANCING ACTS by Edward Hoagland
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Querulous, wry, and penetrating: a welcome addition to Hoagland's congenial oeuvre."
Further fractious essays from Hoagland (Heart's Desire, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN ARE DIAMONDS by Edward Hoagland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2013

"Hoagland's style is dense and tightly packed, each sentence weighted with significance, which makes the carnage and heartbreak he dramatizes all the more powerful."
A vision of contemporary Africa almost as horrifying as Conrad's in Heart ofDarkness, with violence flaring in all directions—toward children, toward Africans and toward NGO workers engaged in humanitarian works. Read full book review >

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IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND by Edward Hoagland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The incomparable Hoagland's 25th book is not only one of the most rewarding novels of the year, it's also one of the sexiest."
Having lost his job, his wife, and nearly all of his eyesight, a former Merrill Lynch stockbroker braves a strange but compelling new existence in northern Vermont among hippies, drug dealers, evangelicals, and struggling farmers. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE RIVER STYX by Edward Hoagland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"Eloquent musings from a master."
From the acclaimed essayist, novelist and travel writer, more deeply profound essays on the conditions of the natural world. Read full book review >

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TIGERS AND ICE by Edward Hoagland
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 1999

"Whatever, they are pure food for thought, each chapter a multicourse meal."
Discerning and lucid meditations on life, sight, death, the land, friendship, and virtue and hope and God, from Hoagland (Balancing Acts: Essays, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S TUB by Edward Hoagland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A necessary gathering of stories by a writer Saul Bellow rightly called one of the best of his generation."
Hoagland, widely celebrated as a travel writer, essayist and environmentalist, serves up a retrospective of his short fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"A pleasing combination of personal essays and reflections, a love story and a naturalist's view of one of the last unspoiled lands."
Prolific essayist Hoagland (Sex and the River Styx, 2011, etc.) vividly reflects on a time, 30 years ago, when he repeatedly fled his failing second marriage to follow a younger nurse through Alaska. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1999 by Edward Hoagland
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 29, 1999

"A feast of fine, important writing."
Atwan's annual series unfailingly delivers the highest quality writing, essays that display "literary [and] ruminative characteristics," work that shows the "mind in process." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. Read full book review >

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EDWARD VI by Chris Skidmore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sure-footed and evenhanded."
An impressive debut chronicling the brief life of the young man dubbed "the forgotten prince." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >