Search Results: "Kent Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"Despite a flurry of stylistic flourishes, a cleareyed character study emerges, brimming with warmth and sympathy."
In Evans' most recent novel, Damien Wood and his expat friends discover that humanity is a fragile thing, especially when held up against the vicissitudes of a generally uncaring universe. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF HEXBRIDGE CASTLE by Gabrielle Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Unoriginal but still enjoyable. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young boy's life goes from dull to extraordinary in Kent's debut novel. Read full book review >

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ON A BLANKET WITH MY BABY by Bill Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 1995

"The best installment yet in this fine, underrated series."
Even though they're married now, there's no happy ending for Atlantic City Officer Louis Monroe and his wife, ex-hooker Ellie. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD SEASON by Christobel Kent
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Though she lacks Donna Leon's sly humor and her keen insight into the political implications of individual bad behavior, Kent covers much of the same territory in even more ceremonious prose."
A pair of apparently unrelated men gone missing during the hottest month of the Florentine year pose another mystery for policeman-turned-private investigator Sandro Cellini (A Murder in Tuscany, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAND THAT MOVES, LAND THAT STANDS STILL by Kent Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2003

"Goodhearted if directionless ramble over land charted meticulously—and through emotional terrain where Nelson (Toward the Sun, 1998, etc.) is much less sure-footed."
Men are more trouble than the land for the three women working a ranch. Read full book review >

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ONCE A DANCER... by Allegra Kent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 1997

"My stomach was a large, round, hard dome like a planetarium'')."
A daffy and unexpectedly poignant autobiography by the beguiling Balanchine ballerina celebrated in her heyday as a ``rubber orchid.'' Kent, born Iris Margo Cohen in 1937 ``on the very day Edith Wharton died, but in a different time zone,'' repossesses as a writer the unpredictable charm of her dancing. Read full book review >

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THE DIME by Kathleen Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing. Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman."
Kent (The Outcasts, 2013, etc.) introduces a tough and engaging new detective in this police thriller set in Dallas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Neither the first attempt to demythologize Joseph, nor the last word on his people, but an intriguing study of a man and a legend."
A revisionist account of Nez Perce history and one of its most controversial figures. Read full book review >

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DARK RIDE by Kent Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"The grisly, deadpan, unnervingly comic tone makes you wonder if Jim Thompson hasn't risen from the grave."
Boy meets girl, boy and girl take turns handcuffing each other to bed, boy and girl plot to kill girl's husband in this sex-soaked noir debut. Read full book review >

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ALL OF THE NIGHT by Michael Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"A delightfully calamitous chronicle of city struggles, bad luck, and mismatched dating."
After a series of unfortunate events, a recent college graduate questions his faith in life and love. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"A wide-ranging, comprehensive study of the meta-history of human civilization."
A learned historian offers a challenging road map for humanity's future. Read full book review >

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BENEDICTION by Kent Haruf
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Even the epiphanies seem like reheated leftovers."
A meditation on morality returns the author to the High Plains of Colorado, with diminishing returns for the reader. Read full book review >