Search Results: "Elizabeth Hardwick"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1998

"Taken together, these essays constitute a vivid reflection of American literary culture in the imagination of one of our most urbane critics."
A strong gathering of literary essays from a leading American critic and public intellectual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAMING DAMOZEL by Mollie Hardwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 1991

"A murky, contrived plot: Rodney's esoteric literary rambles and a heap of Rossetti-love add up to qualified joy for Hardwick fans, qualifed ennui for others."
Things aren't too cheerful or prosperous at Bell House, the Abbotsburne home of the Chelmarshes — part-time pastor Rodney and his delicate, antique dealer wife Doran (Malice Domestic, etc.), who's depressed in the wake of a miscarriage and by ex-partner Howell's move to a lucrative London job. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTIONER’S GAME by Gary Hardwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Hardwick (Color of Justice, 2002, etc.) writes crackling scenes and vivid dialogue, but is not entirely convincing in his depiction of the world of espionage."
A CIA assassin must kill the agent who recruited and mentored him. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ROYAL by Mollie Hardwick
Released: March 21, 1989

Again, Hardwick is writing about 16th-century, pre-Elizabethan England, and, here, about some historical characters who surely are related to Eleanore Carey and her brother Harry, featured in The Crystal Dove (1983), since they must be kin to the Boleyn bunch whom we meet now. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN IMMODEST VIOLET by Joan Hardwick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Read the Belford instead. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Published in Great Britain in 1990, this biography of novelist Violet Hunt by rookie book-author Hardwick, a former schoolteacher, lacks the substance and vivid detail of Barbara Belford's Violet of the same year. Read full book review >

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COLOR OF JUSTICE by Gary Hardwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A perceptive study of the prejudices that await light-skinned blacks, particularly those who could pass for white, undercut by stagnant prose and those tetchy, soul-searching, head-shrinking sessions."
Detroit's Special Crimes Unit has its share of loose cannons. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE DEAD by Gary Hardwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1997

"Gritty urban fare with a welcome sense of irony—and an appreciation of how little separates a community's powerbrokers from its criminal classes."
Hardwick fulfills the promise of his first novel (Cold Medina, 1996) with a chilly tale of a black district attorney on the run in Detroit's back alleys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMORIES OF A FARM by Richard Hardwick Addy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2013

"A detailed account of a fading rural lifestyle."
In this debut memoir, Addy gives a detailed account of the family farm in the Catskills that shaped his youth. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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