Search Results: "Johanna Constance Hunt"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 13, 2012

"Not quite Ripley, but an enjoyable tour of a deranged mind nonetheless."
In Hunt's debut thriller, what begins as a humdrum play-by-play of a community's recovery from a disastrous hurricane blooms into a twisted tale involving two murders—both by the same hand. Read full book review >

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JOHANNA by Claire Cooperstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

A richly detailed first novel about a hitherto unsung—at least in fiction—heroine of art history whose unswerving belief in her brother-in-law Vincent's genius preserved his legacy for posterity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"Juicy literary history. The Wildes' stories would have silenced the Prince in Romeo and Juliet, who said there 'never was a story of more woe.'"
The little-known Constance Lloyd Wilde had some years of surpassing happiness with her gifted, controversial husband before scandal overwhelmed everything. Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE by Catherine Cantrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

"It hints at strong emotions, but declines to render them; the result is unfortunately passive and passionless."
Manhattan book editor Morgan Clifford's fascinated empathy with the figure of the eponymous Constance Chamberlain, a young poet who combines traces of Sylvia Plath and (her idol) Emily Dickinson with a frustratingly unfulfilled personal life, (just barely) dramatizes her surmise that "poetry . . . finds its life source in suppressed emotions." Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite rather superficial characters and some long-winded window dressing, a resonant and insightful novel."
Now that she is confronted with losing them, a middle-aged woman strives to finally reconcile her conflicting emotions toward her adoptive family. Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE by Patrick McGrath
Released: April 2, 2013

"A novel of fierce rages and great tenderness, exhausting in its emotional intensity."
Unhappy families being unhappy in their own way...again. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"An attempted twist on The Hunger Games. (Paranormal adventure. 13-15)"
If the world is full of vampires, how do the humans survive? Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON by Anne Boyd Rioux
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"An intelligent, sympathetic portrait of a complicated, even tortured writer who calls for fresh readers."
A fine reappraisal of the work of the Victorian novelist and dear friend to Henry James. Read full book review >

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LET’S ALL KILL CONSTANCE by Ray Bradbury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2003

"Only one question remains: Has the superheated prose on display here finally caught up with the postmodernism of Don Webb's pastiches, or has postmodernism caught up with the prophetic Bradbury? Tune in next week."
A third sort-of-mystery for the screenwriter hero of Death is a Lonely Business (1985) and A Graveyard for Lunatics (1990), now grown old enough to be a disillusioned hack, but not old enough to have acquired a name. Read full book review >

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The Hunt by H.R. Buck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2015

"While flawed, this thriller about a psychopath still delivers plenty of action and a fine introduction to a new author."
The search for a ruthless killer brings together the police departments and the citizenry of two small Missouri towns. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Thorough, but too restricted in scope to appeal to general readers."
British historian Earle (The Sack of Panama: Captain Morgan and the Battle for the Caribbean, 2007, etc.) delves into the late-17th-century surge in treasure hunting and the diving technology that accompanied it. Read full book review >

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BRIAN’S HUNT by Gary Paulsen
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2003

"Based on real incidents, this well-written sequel to Hatchet and its successors will be gobbled up by the author's legions of fans. (Fiction. 10+)"
Brian Robeson has returned to the Canadian wilderness, where his plane crashed two years before. Read full book review >