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 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 WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

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JOHN KEATS by Nicholas Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Roe's biography acutely displays the intensity, anguish and triumph of a great life for whom the clock was always ticking."
Roe (English/Univ. of St. Andrews; Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt, 2005, etc.) delivers a tightly focused and highly useful biography of the great English Romantic. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY JOHN by Robert Zorn
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"Zorn's research includes new forensic evidence, personal and historical documents, and interviews, laying the foundation for a thrilling true-crime tale that offers a resounding answer to the question of who was really responsible for the kidnapping."
Debut author Zorn makes a compelling case that the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping was orchestrated by a Bronx deli clerk who got away with the crime scot-free. Read full book review >

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JOHN MUIR by Kathryn Lasky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

In this double-stranded tribute to Muir, who was a driving force behind the creation of the National Parks system, a founder of the Sierra Club and a brilliant inventor too, Lasky not only outlines the course of his life, but eloquently conveys his motivation—a profound delight in what he called "wildness" in the natural world. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by John Patrick Diggins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2003

"Readers of McCullough will find little new factual information here, but the solid interpretation of events will interest students of the presidency and the early republic."
A brief life of the post-revolutionary president who liked nothing better than to be left alone. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Jean Edward Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Borders on hagiography, but learned and readable. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-written biography of our most influential jurist. Read full book review >