Search Results: "Janette Sargent-Hamill"


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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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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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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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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 1995

"Top-notch tales, splendidly illuminated by Sargent's pointed and informative introductions."
In the '70s, Sargent edited the original three Women of Wonder anthologies of sf stories by, and primarily about, women. Read full book review >

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SEED SEEKER by Pamela Sargent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Put this one back on the YA shelf where it will find its natural audience."
Third entry in Sargent's interstellar colonization saga that began in 1983 and continued with Farseed (2007). 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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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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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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FARSEED by Pamela Sargent
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"It most clearly resembles life itself: a murky, unresolved struggle for survival. (Science fiction. YA)"
In Earthseed (1983), Sargent told the story of Ship, sent into space with a mission to find new worlds for humanity to populate and regenerate in lieu of extinction on a dying planet. Read full book review >

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The Healer by Emma Sargent
Released: Dec. 28, 2015

"A rambling discussion, redeemed by its intriguing spiritual ideas and sprinklings of practical advice."
A client of an Australian healer shares insights from him as well as her own musings in this debut spirituality guide. Read full book review >