Search Results: "Humphrey Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN MIRRORS by Elias Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"A lyrical, antic, sometimes-plodding embodiment of the complications of self and nationhood."
A man returns to his native Lebanon—and a long history of personal and cultural turmoil—in this panoramic novel. Read full book review >

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I WAS BORN THERE, I WAS BORN HERE by Mourid Barghouti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"A moving picture of one man's personal grief and undying anger."
The emotionally powerful memoir of an exiled Palestinian poet. Read full book review >

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GATE OF THE SUN by Elias Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Well received internationally—not least in Israel—Khoury's novel reports events little known outside Palestine, woven into an elaborate but effective structure."
Absorbing epic of the Palestinian people. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Ten percent of the net proceeds from sales will go to the Friends of Animals Utah, where Rudy was found. Or you can just make a direct donation. (Picture book. Adult)"
Humphrey ascribes to her dog Rudy a number of platitudes on life and living splashed onto brightly colored pages. Read full book review >

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YEHUDI MENUHIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A biography at once serious and entertaining, sensitive and critical: an unfailing joy to read."
A sensitive treatment of one of the best-loved musicians of a generation. Read full book review >

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SEPTEMBER SONG by William Humphrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"A book to savor and reread."
Bittersweet tales that commemorate the ``dying fall'' of loves, lives, and powers from acclaimed writer and novelist Humphrey (No Resting Place, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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MISSION (UN)POPULAR by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Margot's cautionary tale offers an insightful look at a young girl's journey of self-discovery and acceptance. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With a mother who reads tarot cards, 2-year-old triplet half sisters and an embarrassing stepfather, Margot longs for a more mundane life. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY BOOK by Humphrey Hawksley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2007

"Hawksley's latest (Ceremony of Innocence, 1999, etc.) is frenetic and dark, but a fair amount of fun."
A spunky computer hacker throws herself against a conspiracy of governments and a ruthless Russian oil billionairess, all of whom want to swat her like a fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 1993

"But the sense that Carpenter has put his heart into perfect sync with Britten's own faulty organ isn't there. (Three 16-page photo inserts—not seen)"
A first-rate, if somewhat less than magisterial, treatment by Carpenter (The Brideshead Generation, 1990, etc.) of the life and works of one of the 20th century's towering musical figures—the man who put English music firmly on the larger European map. Read full book review >

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RUBY GOLDBERG'S BRIGHT IDEA by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"This middle-grade story of family, friendship and school has all the right elements, but it lacks an ignition spark. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A Rube Goldberg namesake discovers there's more to life than inventions. Read full book review >

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THE MENDELIAN THRESHOLD by Robert Humphrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A no-brainer."
Ambitious reporter Nick Hoskins becomes curious about the work of the recently deceased British cloning expert William Smyth. Read full book review >

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CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE by Humphrey Hawksley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Veteran journalist and China watcher Hawksley (Dragonstrike, 1999) gets it right in his first try at fictional intrigue: likable heroes, a ferocious villain, and the scariest milieu since the Cold War washed out."
China viewed darkly is the grim backdrop for a disturbing thriller. Read full book review >