Search Results: "Jacek Hugo-Bader"


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WHITE FEVER by Jacek Hugo-Bader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"No charming folk customs here, just the hard facts of life in the frozen Russian north."
A writer for the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reports on life at the harrowing margins of contemporary Russian society. Read full book review >

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THE TIDE IS RIGHT by Hugo Charteris
Released: March 4, 1990

The first publication of a novel by the late British writer Charteris, suppressed in 1957 because of possible libel suits, is—if not exactly a celebration of the upper classes—a sympathetic look at an older, still resilient way of life answering only to its own rules. Read full book review >

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SAD BASTARD by Hugo Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2001

"It's the quirks of character, though, that prove most memorable."
Lovers of rogue cop Pat Coyne's antics in the streets and pubs of a changing Dublin, amply supplied in Headbangers (p. 438), will find added amusements here as Coyne struggles against himself and a big-toothed murderer to protect his family. Read full book review >

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THE HARBOR BOYS by Hugo Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Superbly written and nuanced narrative in which Hamilton's experiences coalesce to overcome a burden of unjustified guilt."
Coming of age in the 1960s, the author struggles with the post-World War II angst of his German mother, the stern regimen of an Irish patriot father and the violent troubles that rend Ireland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"Classy, well-documented gossip, though hardly the balanced portrait of three people that the subtitle suggests. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An engrossing chronicle of Garbo's sexual friendships with Mercedes de Acosta and Cecil Beaton, based on letters, journals, and personal interviews. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SHOT by Hugo Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Germany—all touched with a faint dramatic melancholy."
In his second novel (the first not published here), Dubliner Hamilton cannily interlaces a brace of bittersweet, doomed love affairs four decades apart. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"Usually fatuous, spiteful, and superficial, here and there piquant or instructive. (41 b&w photos throughout)"
A quintessential quidnunc chronicles his continent-hopping capers as photographer to the stars and the royals, as a designer of sets for Hollywood and Broadway, and as a fox in Celebrity's henhouse. Read full book review >

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BABY’S BREATH by Lynne Hugo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"What should be a searing tragedy is instead another unconvincing take on mothers and daughters who love each other but are too dumb and defensive to open up until it's almost too late."
A vividly detailed but unpersuasive second novel tries to show why a college freshman denies her pregnancy and then abandons her newborn baby. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH, GRAND DUCHESS OF RUSSIA by Hugo Mager
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Interesting story, but the amateur historian's interpretations too often don't match the evidence. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A biography that captures Elizabeth's endearing personality but dwells on her too speculatively. Read full book review >