Search Results: "H.M. Naqvi"


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HOME BOY by H.M. Naqvi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A breezy, thoughtful and witty novel about the immigrant experience."
In this case the homies are Pakastani-Americans and Pakistanis who want to be American—at least until 9/11 upsets the cultural balance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A mesmerizing, maddening story and a model of journalistic investigation."
Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King in a piercing study of one of psychiatric medicine's darker hours. Read full book review >

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THE PASSAGES OF H.M. by Jay Parini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"An appealing portrait of a questing, turbulent spirit."
Following novels based on Tolstoy (The Last Station, 1990) and Walter Benjamin (Benjamin's Crossing, 1997), Parini offers his seventh: a piquant exploration of the life of Herman Melville as sailor, writer and family man. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"So, as science fiction, this gets a fiction 8, science 5."
Abby, already at 12 a cheerful hostess at the fashionable inn her great-uncle runs on Earth, takes an instant dislike to Brian, the snobbish, arrogant son of wealthy off-Earth settlers. Read full book review >

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Released: June 7, 2012

"A superb comparative look at Islam and its sister faiths, perfect for promoting a spiritual dialogue."
A sober, probing exploration of the relationship among the three Abrahamic faiths—Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Read full book review >

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THE REDHEAD by H.M. Howington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"An intriguing title, but a fitful tale of blackmail and murder."
This debut detective novel's eponymous figure embroils a Los Angeles private investigator in a convoluted case. Read full book review >

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THE WINDS OF MARS by H.M. Hoover
Released: June 1, 1995

"Readers learn how interstellar trade, corporate interests, and greed shaped a frightening and at times too-familiar society, more concerned with maximizing its profits than caring for its own citizens. (Fiction. 11+)"
Hoover (Only Child, 1992, etc.) makes Mars the futuristic setting for a compelling coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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ONLY CHILD by H.M. Hoover
Released: March 1, 1992

"Not one of Hoover's better efforts. (Fiction. 9+)"
Cody, born on the research ship Annie Cannon, is 12 before he leaves the ship. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN PALACE by H.M. Hoover
Released: April 1, 1988

"Medea's reputation; Hoover's version is especially thoughtful and well worked out."
A revisionist account of the legendary evil figure—here, portrayed as more sinned against than sinning—from a well-regarded SF author. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A masterfully written exploration of the beauty and cruelty of love, as sharp as it is sensual."
A disillusioned writer travels to the tropics in search of inspiration in Blanc's emotionally astute debut novel. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Beautifully written, fully realized, fast-paced—this blurs the line between fantasy and history and has winner written all over it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An original, remarkable and very true debut. Read full book review >