Search Results: "John Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

The Hart of John: A New Apocalypse by Lawrence R. Deering
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tense, thought-provoking thriller about the power of revealed Scripture."
In Deering's (Youth Group, 2012, etc.) sequel to The Brotherhood (2013), the discovery of a hidden manuscript gives rise to a dangerous demagogue, and only the nephew of another demagogue can stop him.Read full book review >

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MOSS HART by Jared Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Anyone seeking real insight into Hart's life and work would be better advised to pick up Dazzler or his delightful 1959 memoir, Act One."
Pedestrian biography utterly lacking the wit and charm that made the writer/director one of mid-20th-century Broadway's most beloved figures. Read full book review >

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LORENZ HART by Frederick Nolan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sympathetic account for fans of the musical theater of the '30s and '40s. (15 b&w photos, not seen)"
An old-fashioned Broadway biography of Richard Rodgers's first lyricist. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1976

"Otherwise there's not much connection between the night battles (with King Jamie's men, smuggling vigilantes or the local squire) and the present, city apartment reality—and not much point to any of it."
When Nan's mother marries Chris' father the two resentful children are dumped on an aunt while the parents travel, and soon their mutual hostility is eroded by shared dreams (real ones, not daydreams) of historical adventure, all set centuries back in an old English inn of which Chris has just bought an "antique" model. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSFIGURED HART by Jane Yolen
Released: Aug. 1, 1975

"To recognize this for the fluttery, self-consciously poetical fabrication it is, only compare the spring-in-November midnight miracle with the similar kitchen blooming in Pinkwater's Blue Moose, above."
The hart lived in a thicket close by a shimmering pool. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS HART BENTON by Justin Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Even those who don't especially care for Benton's work might agree that an artist whose work is so enduringly popular merits a more sympathetic assessment."
Judgmental biography of the controversial American painter. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CHILD by John Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"Appealingly character-driven, particularly by 13-year-old Johnny, who's full of likeable traces of Huck Finn."
In his third novel, Edgar-winner Hart (Down River, 2007, etc.) confronts murder, depravity, betrayal and the like, while still finding room for tenderness. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF LIES by John Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2006

"Spicy but not exactly nutritious."
Patchy debut thriller about a son who emerges from his father's shadow. Read full book review >

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IRON HOUSE by John Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2011

"Two-time Edgar Award winner Hart, after three first-rate outings, is not at his best in what amounts to a soap opera for the macho set."
In Hart's latest (The Last Child, 2009, etc.) a vengeful ex-orphan tracks fellow former orphans, asylum not on offer. Read full book review >

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REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Enough characters, confrontations, secrets, and subplots to fill the stage of an opera house—and leave spectators from the orchestra to the balcony moved and misty-eyed."
After an absence of five years, Hart finds more to mine in the fertile land of the Southern gothic. Read full book review >

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DOWN RIVER by John Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"Steamy Southern Gothic has much in common with Hart's successful debut (The King of Lies, 2006), but its juicy melodrama often slides into pretentiousness."
A black sheep's homecoming triggers violence, murder and much sensual heat. Read full book review >