Search Results: "Fran Hawthorne"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"Hawthorne's research provides clear, rational insights into our ethical choices, empowering us to be savvy shoppers."
Brands popular both for their social currency and image of social responsibility go under journalist Hawthorne's (The Overloaded Liberal: Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism, 2010, etc.) microscope in this exploration of how closely the ethical words match up to corporate actions. Read full book review >

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Margin of Eros by Clare Hawthorne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2013

"A thoroughly entertaining novel of movie-industry titans."
Greek gods run amok in modern-day Hollywood in this first comic novel of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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SILENT SUSPECT by Tony Hawthorne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Strong characters, an intriguing story, and a brisk pace make for a highly readable legal thriller."
Hawthorne's debut novel follows a Cape Cod lawyer who defends a mute old woman with memory loss in her trial for a 50-year-old murder in a hostile Southern town. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1990

With the pleasing lilt of folklore, a tale about a loving but poor family celebrating Hanukkah. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Fran Dorf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 1992

"Overlong and overladen with flashbacks to the Sixties, but powerfully imagined throughout—a mostly successful stretch from the author of A Reasonable Madness (1990)."
Twenty years after a plunge from an upstate cliff near Woodstock, 40-ish Lana Paluka emerges from a catatonic state to deny that Ethan Skitt—the sullen boyfriend convicted of attempted murder—could have wanted to push her. Read full book review >

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PAISLEY GIRL by Fran Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Chaos in fact is the opening and closing note of this mesmerizing dream, leaving readers to mull over the intriguing parallels between start and end."
A gritty, hypnotic debut tale told by a perceptive young woman who suffers from a bizarre disease—mast-cell leukemia, a real-life affliction that the author herself has survived. Read full book review >

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TEMPORARY HOMELANDS by Alison Hawthorne Deming
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1994

"Nature writing that refreshingly manages to educate, entertain, and move without once resorting to the bully pulpit."
Elegant essays that seek to understand rather than define our relationships with nature and the places we call home, by an award- winning poet and director of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT AND THE SCORPION by Clare Langley-Hawthorne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Ursula's second period adventure caps its romance and mystery with a shocking climax that broadly hints at its heroine's next outing."
Pre-World War I England is a seething cauldron of conflicting ideologies as Bolsheviks, suffragettes, socialists and merchants of death battle for control. Read full book review >

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ZOOLOGIES by Alison Hawthorne Deming
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Eloquent, sensitive and astute."
An award-winning essayist and poet contemplates the disappearance of the Earth's creatures and asks, "[w]hat do animals mean to the contemporary imagination?" Read full book review >

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CONSEQUENCES OF SIN by Clare Langley-Hawthorne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2007

"An engaging heroine, the lure of romance, a rapid pace and the requisite period detail."
Sins of the past turn an Edwardian lady's bright future into a nightmare. Read full book review >