Search Results: "John Hay"


BOOK REVIEW

HAY by Paul Muldoon
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"When he eschews cleverness for its own sake, Muldoon enlists his considerable technical skill in undermining his own conceits: he's clearly a major young poet in any case."
The Irish-born Princeton professor dazzles the ear with his eighth book of verse; full of inventive rhyme and repetitions, and seamless meters, Muldoon's work resembles the monk of his poem —Anonymous—: 'sharp-witted, swift, and sure.— A linguistic voluptuary, Muldoon sometimes leaves readers behind with his gestures to Apollinaire, and his dense Joycean patter; but his best poems ground his visionary sensibility in everyday observation: —The Mudroom— and two poems titled —The Bangle,— in particular, rely on a collage of imagery and idiom, from Yiddish slang, Asian clarity, and classical allusion to the common items found in a mudroom (hubcap, extra fridge, soft drinks). Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF LIGHT by John Hay
Released: March 2, 1998

"Moments of transcendent beauty, pretty writing, and a heart that's in the right place aren't enough to transcend Hay's self-conscious straining for a miracle around every corner."
An extravagantly lyrical indictment of our desecration of nature from the widely respected elder statesman of nature writers—aggrieved, contrarian, but ultimately self-absorbed. Read full book review >

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A BEGINNER'S FAITH IN THINGS UNSEEN by John Hay
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1995

"This memoir shows no diminution in Hay's genius for expressing a powerful and contagious appreciation of nature."
In this eloquent memoir, on the eve of his 80th birthday, Hay (The Bird of Light, 1991) reviews the lessons of a life lived close to nature. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD OF LIGHT by John Hay
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1991

"A sublime love letter, to be read slowly, and savored like a lambent day in spring."
A lyrical and factually engrossing account of the lives of terns—dazzling aerial acrobats and ``untiring, restless explorers of our planet.'' Hay (The Immortal Wilderness, 1986; The Undiscovered Country, 1982, etc.), widely and justifiably regarded as one of our finest nature essayists, here offers a small masterwork. 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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THE HOUSE ON SALT HAY ROAD by Carin Clevidence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Clevidence's worldview may be dark, but her future is rosy."
A Depression-era family threatens to disintegrate in this elegant debut. 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 >