Search Results: "Hilton Als"


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THE WOMEN by Hilton Als
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"What makes this debut book so compelling is the author's ability to combine extreme honesty with sharp critical discourse, his willingness to explore the shadows of complex lives, including his own, that challenge clichÇs about race and gender without ever sacrificing intellectual rigor."
Examining the images of ``the Negress'' and the ``good Negro'' as they have shaped the lives of several remarkable men and women, including Fulbright scholar and ``fag hag'' Dorothy Dean, poet Owen Dodson, and the author himself, this extended essay combines riveting subject matter with an original critical approach. Read full book review >

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WHITE GIRLS by Hilton Als
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Als' work is so much more than simply writing about being black or gay or smart. It's about being human."
Meditations, appraisals, fictions and personal inquiries about sex, race, art and more from the longtime New Yorker staff writer and cultural critic. Read full book review >

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DEAD MEN’S DUST by Matt Hilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2009

"Buckets of gore, not enough nuance to fill a thimble."
A debut thriller about an action hero in search of his brother and some semblance of a plot. Read full book review >

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QUEENS CONSORT by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2010

"A compelling trek through English history in the company of some remarkable women."
How the little-known queens of England's early history contributed to the nation's political stability—or didn't. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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RAW WOUNDS by Matt Hilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2017

"As much brutally choreographed action as Painted Skins (2016), much of it taking the form of rematches among gladiators who've already gone one round with each other. The family complications, though, make this sequel seem just a bit more deeply felt."
His third adventure recalls private eye Nicolas "Po" Villere and his partner, ex-cop Tess Grey, back to his roots in Baton Rouge for the world's worst, and most eventful, homecoming. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO FINKLETON by K.C. Hilton
Released: April 26, 2011

"Suitable for children 9-11 years old, this continuation of a magical adventure is a pleasure to read."
A father leads his family hiking one evening to see an unforgettable sight: thousands of glowworms lighting up Finkleton Valley. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR by Perez Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Cheery-looking and well-intentioned, but missing a crucial kid sensibility. (Picture book. 5-8)"
There aren't any direct references to boys liking boys or girls liking girls in this story about open-mindedness; it simply calls for tolerance for those who may be thought of as "different," such as this boy, who in addition to his startling looks also likes to cook. Read full book review >

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KINGS OF COLORADO by David E. Hilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Not altogether unflawed, but a heartfelt portrait of young men in a bygone age."
An abused boy finds comrades-in-arms among his fellow inmates when he's sent to a remote reform school high in the Rocky Mountains. Read full book review >

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THE WEB by Nette Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"The full-page and spot illustrations are squiggly and vibrant and have more energy than the sentimental and slightly simplistic story. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A well-intentioned but preachy chapter book about a girl, her failing great-grandmother and a spider. Read full book review >