Search Results: "John Harwood"


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THE SÉANCE by John Harwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Perfect fare for a standard dark and stormy night."
The ambience and paraphernalia of the Victorian ghostly tale are knowingly channeled in Australian author Harwood's serpentine second novel (The Ghost Writer, 2004). Read full book review >

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THE ASYLUM by John Harwood
Released: May 21, 2013

"While the Gothicism works well, at times Harwood's convolutions become as mystifying to the reader as to the characters he depicts."
Creepy doings—certificates of insanity, switched identities, morbid personalities—in and around an asylum in 19th-century England. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST WRITER by John Harwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A wonderful debut, evoking a century's worth of family history, by a multitalented and artistically ambidextrous newcomer."
A compulsively readable, sturdily plotted mystery set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here, the central importance of paintings, diaries, and ghosts lends the intrigue a distinctly Jamesian feel. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF HARWOOD by Olivia Batker Pritzker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"A promising first outing for Pritzker, who maintains a steady stream of humor in this breezy diversion."
Pritzker's debut offering is a tongue-in-cheek novella in which family secrets are closely guarded behind upper-class pretensions. Read full book review >

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JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. 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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2008

"The culture may change soon. It may not. Policy wonks will enjoy this solid, well-reported portrait of life in the District, while insiders will look for their names in the index."
There are plenty of centrists in America, but to judge by Wall Street Journal stalwarts Harwood and Seib, there are very few in Washington. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >

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JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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JOHN LENNON by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Intelligent and sympathetic, but overlong and unfocused."
Comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Read full book review >