Search Results: "Georgina Harding"


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THE SPY GAME by Georgina Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"An aching, delicate and affecting interpretation of loss and acceptance."
The mysteries of childhood take on a deeper resonance after a mother's disappearance from Cold War Britain. Read full book review >

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THE SOLITUDE OF THOMAS CAVE by Georgina Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"The heavy concluding message slightly spoils an otherwise carefully told tale of reason versus superstition and imminent earthly despoliation."
Mythic account of a man transformed by a year spent alone in the Arctic. Read full book review >

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PAINTER OF SILENCE by Georgina Harding
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Harding has created a memorable portrait in words of an exile from language."
A double portrait, executed in clean lines and strong light, of a daughter of the manor, a mute servant boy and the destruction of their settled life in rural Romania by World War II. Read full book review >

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THE GUN ROOM by Georgina Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A haunting, subtle inquiry into complex and difficult matters."
A photographer questions his craft and himself. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"The enthusiastic narrative often jumps ahead of Bell's story and then backtracks, but there's never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character."
From British journalist Howell, a lively biography of the daring Victorian adventurer, archaeologist and author, an early proponent of Arab self-determination. Read full book review >

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MY PARENTS ARE SEX MANIACS by Robyn Harding
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

Eleventh grader Louise Harrison's comfortably self-centered existence turns chaotic when her younger brother discovers their father receiving fellatio from Louise's best friend Sienna's mother (a plot development that leads to the cringe-inducingly frequent use of the phrase "blow job"). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTINGALE GALLERY by Paul Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1992

"Clever puzzle, bustling atmosphere, and one hopes the curmudgeonly Sir John will be toned down and made more likable in future endeavors."
P.C. Doherty, writing as Harding, launches yet another historical mystery series, this one featuring a medieval coroner of Falstaffian girth and deplorable manners, Sir John Cranston, and his able assistant, Brother Athelstan, a guilt-riddled Dominican, who takes careful notes of crime scenes, interrogations, and so forth when Sir John is sleeping off a tankard or two too many. Read full book review >

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RED SLAYER by Paul Harding
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 1994

"Run-of-the-mill doings in fancy disguise."
Second in a series set in 14th-century London (after The Nightingale Gallery, 1992) featuring John Cranston, the city's loud-mouthed, wine-swilling, softhearted Lord Coroner, and his clever aide Friar Athelstan, of down-at-heel St. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DESIRES OF A SOCCER MOM by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2006

"Desperate Housewives with a high cringe quotient."
When one of her best friends dies, a suburban wife and mother suspects murder. Read full book review >

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ODD BIRDS by Ian Harding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Animal lovers in particular will find much to savor in this endearing, breezy memoir from a young, enterprising Hollywood actor."
A TV actor reflects on his life (so far) and a love of birding. Read full book review >

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ENON by Paul Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Beautifully turned: Harding has defogged his style a bit and gained a stronger emotional impact from it."
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers (2009) returns with another striking study of family, time and mortality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A personal and imaginative yet overlong perspective on German history."
The inhabitants of a summer house reveal Germany's political, economic, and social history. Read full book review >