Search Results: "Janette Sargent-Hamill"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 10, 2010

"A sharp yet understanding guide to high-quality documentation of family history that proceeds with heart, logic and efficiency."
A how-to guide based on the idea that recorded narratives from elders are of long-lasting value to the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews who will outlive their family's great storytellers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1996

"General readers will find a wealth in Hamill's pages as well."
This exemplary collection of journalism is fueled by a powerful nostalgia for a New York—and a world—that once was. Read full book review >

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LOVING WOMEN by Pete Hamill
Released: April 3, 1989

Compulsively readable but unabashedly romantic flight of autobiographical fancy (coming-of-age as a naval recruit in 1953 Florida) from the popular newspaper columnist and author (Flesh & Blood, 1977; The Invisible City: A New York Sketchbook, 1980; etc.). Read full book review >

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FOREVER by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2002

"A true Hamill piece: by turns fascinating, sentimental, hackneyed, and provincial in the best New York mode. It won't play in Poughkeepsie, but there are plenty of New Yorkers (and New York-ophiles) who will love it."
Journalist and author Hamill (the novel Loving Women, 1989; Why Sinatra Matters, 1998, etc.) offers a chronicle of 250 years of Manhattan life as experienced by an immortal Irish immigrant. Read full book review >

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NORTH RIVER by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2007

"Hamill the realist prevails (mostly) over the sentimentalist in this above-average entertainment."
Hamill (Forever, 2002, etc.) returns with a gritty Depression-era story about a grief-stricken doctor rejuvenated by an unwelcome challenge: raising his small grandson. Read full book review >

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HOUSE ON FIRE by Denis Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"With brutal clarity, Hamill creates a memorable cast and sets his people on various journeys (literal and psychological) that may not end well for everyone here, but do far better than that for the reader. (First printing of 35,000; $45,000 ad/promo)"
A fireman's search for his missing wife and daughter leads to lessons about manhood and redemption in a bracing third (Machine, 1984, etc.) by Daily News columnist Hamill. Read full book review >

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TOKYO SKETCHES by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Stylish rice-paper jottings, smeared by tears."
Thirteen stories by veteran Gothamite Hamill (Loving Women, 1989, etc.) about clashes between Japanese and American culture. Read full book review >

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FIREFLY by Janette Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A charming but unsentimental evocation of celebrity."
For her fifth novel, the British author offers a seductive snapshot of Noël Coward, that consummate man of the theater. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Nevertheless, by focusing on events of enormous import to adolescent girls and by keeping the laughs coming, she again delivers a high-school romp that will give readers plenty of fun. (Fiction. 12-16)"
This new comedy from Rallison focuses on two best friends with crushes on the same boy. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1997

"Fine fiction along with valuable insights: another excellent compendium."
The Nebula Awards of 1995, as voted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Read full book review >

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RULER OF THE SKY by Pamela Sargent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"The internecine rivalries defy comprehension, the battles are dull, and the sex scenes fall limp throughout 700 pages of repetitious, plodding prose."
Sargent (science fiction: Shore of Women; Venus of Shadows; espionage: Black Valentine) now turns her hand to the epic of Genghis Khan—as experienced by some of the innumerable women in the Khan's life. Read full book review >