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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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 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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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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THE SWORDFISH by Hugo Claus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1997

"The sooner the better."
A brilliant novella that incisively portrays a lonely boy's passage through obsessive religiosity toward madness, from the great Belgian author of The Sorrow of Belgium (1990) and other highly acclaimed works as yet mostly untranslated. Read full book review >