Search Results: "John Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDE FOR JUSTICE by John Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2008

"An entertaining, well-written ride into the sunset."
A family shattered by the Civil War and its aftermath makes an arduous journey toward solace and redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREEN FUSE by John Harte
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Harte manages his avuncular tone with a sure hand, avoids preachy pratfalls, and keeps us enthralled through a sense of pace, a plentitude of wondrous minutiae, and awesome glimpses of the big picture. (Ten drawings)"
Earth won't forget the environmentally destructive acts inflicted by human hand, warns Harte (Energy and Resources/UC Berkeley) in this impressive study of the global ecosystem—and when the bills fall due, the payback will be dear if we don't cease and desist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY IN SPIDERVILLE by John Hartley Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2003

"A remarkably perverse debut from a gifted British poet and teacher."
Meet Detective Inspector J. Spider Rembrandt, who might be a real detective, or who might be a real spider, or who might be Salvador Dalí. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD MESHIKEE AND THE LITTLE CRABS by Michael Spooner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Just as original and fresh are the slightly abstract watercolor and block-print illustrations by newcomer Hart; they'll work better with older children than preschoolers, but there are few who won't enjoy looking at and listening to this retelling of an old Ojibwe story. (Picture book/folklore. 4+)"
Big Old Meshikee the turtle loves to sit outside, sing, and bang on his drum. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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