Search Results: "Jonathan Hunt"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"An entertaining narrative, roguishly told, and also a pungent explanation of prohibition's inevitable failure."
Provocative, troubling treatise on how large-scale cocaine smuggling has tainted all aspects of the global economy. Read full book review >

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I’LL STEAL YOU AWAY by Niccolo Ammaniti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Teems with incident, wit and pathos."
The tale of an ordinary boy, lonely, sweet and introspective, driven toward a singularly dark coming of age. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT SCARED by Niccolo Ammaniti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Readable and slight."
A boy in rural southern Italy learns about crime firsthand when he discovers that his own father is part of a kidnapping gang. Rich in setting and detail, Ammaniti's third, his first to be published here, rests contentedly on its YA bedrock. Read full book review >

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LEIF'S SAGA by Jonathan Hunt
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"A striking, confident introduction to Leif's story. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A Norse shipbuilder tells his daughter the story of Leif Eiriksson's famous voyage, in this straightforward account based on the Icelandic sagas and current research. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

In this companion to Hunt's Illuminations, fearful horrors mix with benevolent beasts, populating an alphabet book that should provide many hours of discovery. Read full book review >

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JUMBO by Rhoda Blumberg
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8-11)"
Under the loving care of his longtime keeper Matthew Scott, the scrawny, neglected Jumbo (a name chosen as sounding vaguely African) grew to be ``the largest animal in captivity in the entire world,'' a celebrity on two continents. Read full book review >

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AS GOD COMMANDS by Niccolo Ammaniti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not at all pretty, but darkly, ferociously beautiful—a triumph for Europe's hottest novelist."
Punk-rock desperadoes and a daft father-son tragicomedy team run riot through the mess and splendor of today's Italy. Read full book review >

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TIME ON MY HANDS by Giorgio Vasta
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deftly plotted though occasionally heavy-handed, as the boys shoulder more symbolic weight than 11-year-olds should."
A political parable that operates on various levels, from suspense to polemic. Read full book review >

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SIBERIAN EDUCATION by Nicolai Lilin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2011

"A stark account that projects raw energy and youthful swagger."
Visceral memoir of a rough, criminal upbringing in a curious outpost of exiled Siberians near the Moldovan border. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA HUNT
by Lucas Loredo

Samantha Hunt’s fiction lies in the meeting place between our common reality and the expanded reality of dreams, transformations, visitations, and conjurings. In her previous novels, teenagers communicate with the dead, a man travels through time over Queens, and men emerge from and disappear into the ocean. Hunt’s latest book, a collection of stories titled The Dark Dark, again inhabits ...


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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

But if The Locals ...


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