Search Results: "Laird Hunt"


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NEVERHOME by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Hunt keeps the pace brisk and inserts some new feminist twists into the genre of the Civil War odyssey."
A novel that takes us there and back again, "there" being the Civil War and back again, a farm in Indiana. Read full book review >

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INDIANA, INDIANA by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"At first glance, this seems to be the worst possible knockoff of 20th-Century Lit 101, but Hunt manages to infuse enough life into these old modernist bones that by the end they dance like a Halloween skeleton."
A mentally disturbed man's attempts to help his institutionalized wife, as related by Hunt (The Impossibly, 2001) in a Faulknerian voice that succeeds better than one would have reason to expect. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBLY by Laird Hunt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The mystery runs at all levels here, and the style and situation have appeal, but this is more a story for puzzle solvers than lovers of literary daring."
United Nations editor Hunt debuts with a stylish, if opaque, noir tale about a hit man who falls in love, takes a break, and incurs the wrath of his organization. Read full book review >

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THE EXQUISITE by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An author to watch once he 'murders' his mentors."
The namesake of a 17th-century thief helms a fake murder ring in New York's East Village. Read full book review >

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THE EVENING ROAD by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Hunt brings to mind Flannery O'Connor's grotesques and Barry Hannah's bracingly inventive prose and cranks. He is strange, challenging, and a joy to read."
In 1920 Indiana, a threatened lynching becomes a magnet for two women navigating different physical and emotional paths in this engrossing work. Read full book review >

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KIND ONE by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Profoundly imaginative, strikingly original, deeply moving."
The dark, silent, forbidding Ohio River flows like a line of moral demarcation in Hunt's (The Exquisite, 2006, etc.) latest literary foray. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"An attempted twist on The Hunger Games. (Paranormal adventure. 13-15)"
If the world is full of vampires, how do the humans survive? Read full book review >

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SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD  by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The story is absorbing and entertaining, and the author can be forgiven for writing a compelling heroine and a rather humdrum hero."
An 18th-century widow must remarry to fulfill the terms of her late husband's will. Read full book review >

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THE CROFTER AND THE LAIRD by John McPhee
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1970

"Original appearance in The New Yorker."
An amusing and delightful miniature concerning the Scottish island of Colonsay, seventeen square miles of dews and damp twenty-five miles off the coast. Mr. McPhee and his family, descendants after many misty generations, of a clan which had been overcome by a pack of MacDonalds on Colonsay, visited on the island and became acquainted with the 138 people living serenely thereon. Read full book review >

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THE RESTORATION OF OTTO LAIRD by Nigel Packer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A sympathetic story unevenly told."
When an aging architect, once a genius in his field, travels back to London in an effort to save one of his 1960s apartment buildings from demolition, he's in for an overdue emotional makeover. Read full book review >

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THE LAIRD TAKES A BRIDE by Lisa Berne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A bright, intelligent, heart-tugging romance."
Highland spinster Fiona Douglass is forced to attend a house party designed to find a bride for Alasdair Penhallow and has every expectation of being looked over, but after a series of unexpected events, she finds herself married to the intriguing, infuriating man. Read full book review >

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The Hunt by H.R. Buck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2015

"While flawed, this thriller about a psychopath still delivers plenty of action and a fine introduction to a new author."
The search for a ruthless killer brings together the police departments and the citizenry of two small Missouri towns. Read full book review >