Search Results: "John Hodgson"


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A GIRL IN EXILE by Ismail Kadare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An author respected throughout Europe should reach a wider American readership with this subversive novel."
Kadare (Twilight of the Eastern Gods, 2015, etc.) subverts the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice into a parable of totalitarianism. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENT by Ismail Kadare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Minor work from a major writer."
An ill-fated love affair symbolizes the chaos of contemporary Balkan politics in the latest novel from the acclaimed Albanian author (The Ghost Rider, 2010, etc.) who was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for Literature in 2005. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"No quick fixes suggested here, but a thought-provoking, well-argued examination of the hypocrisy that surrounds America's view of its children, and the tragic consequences of that view."
America, which considers itself a child-centered society, is, according to Hodgson, anything but. Read full book review >

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THE TATTOOED MAP by Barbara Hodgson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1995

"Artistically less enthralling than Sabine, and a little too mysterious for its own good, but, still, it leaves a reader hungry for a follow-up: It's captivating but begs a better, or at least further, revelation of its secrets. (Over 65 color and 68 b&w illustrations)"
Newcomer Hodgson weighs into the illustrated novel/journal genre, † la Nick Bantock's Sabine trilogy, with a multimedia tale of mystery, magic, and travel in North America crammed full of maps, pictures, old postcards, and magazine cuttings. Read full book review >

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JFK AND LBJ by Godfrey Hodgson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2015

"A deeply detailed, fascinating characterization of two men, a country, and an era. Sometimes it takes a non-American to see what we all missed."
British commentator Hodgson (Martin Luther King, 2009, etc.) dissects the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.Read full book review >

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Jodie and the Library card by Julie Hodgson
Released: May 2, 2014

"A sci-fi kids' book that's prone to overexplanation, but offers a unique premise and an engaging protagonist."
The first in a new series by Hodgson (Sally Socket and the Fire Angel, 2013, etc.) takes young readers on a wild romp through time. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STARS by Leslie Hodgson
Released: Jan. 25, 2012

"A classic good-vs.-evil story set in a world ripe with opportunity for creative expansion."
In her debut novel, Hodgson invents a universe where nearly every star in the solar system contains life. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF BABY ANIMALS by Bryan Hodgson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"An index makes this volume accessible for research, but it's more pretty than useful. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Beyond the glossy full-color photographs of animals and their babies on every page, this debut has little to recommend it. Read full book review >

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THE SENSUALIST by Barbara Hodgson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"First-rate literate entertainment—and one of the year's most replete and unusual fictions."
Obvious echoes of Kafka and subtler whiffs of William Gaddis's The Recognitions and Marguerite Young's Miss Macintosh, My Darling resound throughout this tantalizing metaphysical mystery, the second illustrated novel from the Canadian artist, photographer, and author of The Tattooed Map (1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 1996

"Committed partisans from left or right will not be satisfied, but readers who fall somewhere in the middle will find this insightful and entertaining. (Author tour)"
And now for something completely different: a book on the recent fortunes of conservatism in America that is not an exercise in ideological hyperbole. Read full book review >

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TOMBSTONE BLUES by Ken Hodgson
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"Apart from the tin-eared dialogue, relentlessly arch without being funny, Hodgson (The Man Who Killed Shakespeare, 2007, etc.) makes the first half genuinely amusing before those nuclear terrorists arrive and spoil it all."
Arsenic and Old Lace meets al-Qaida. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"A jolly good memoir, served with savoir-faire."
Disarmingly bright memoir from a clever food critic. Read full book review >