Search Results: "Linda Hogan"


BOOK REVIEW

SOLAR STORMS by Linda Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Tediously obvious and overwritten; Hogan's characters are so excruciatingly limited to the representation of their cultures that they become little more than allegories, reducing the tale to agitprop."
A meandering and didactic family saga by Chickasaw poet, novelist, and essayist Hogan (Dwellings, p. 835; Mean Spirit, 1990), a tale that attemptsÖ la Little Big Manto rewrite the history of the American West from a Native American perspective. Read full book review >

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WOMAN WHO WATCHES OVER THE WORLD by Linda Hogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A hopscotch of scenes, unsatisfying in part because so many powerful story ideas go undeveloped."
The Chickasaw poet and novelist Hogan (Power, 1998) offers a personal and family memoir that is neither poem nor novel, but more like a series of journal entries. Read full book review >

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DWELLINGS by Linda Hogan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"Some fine insights obscured by the large chip on the author's shoulder."
Seventeen often accusatory essays on man's relationship with nature by Native American poet and novelist Hogan (Mean Spirit, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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PEOPLE OF THE WHALE by Linda Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Portentous and didactic."
The latest from Pulitzer Prize finalist Hogan (English/Univ. of Colorado; Power, 1998, etc.) revolves around two Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest as they struggle to reconcile the tribe's time-honored ways with those of the corrupt wider world. Read full book review >

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POWER by Linda Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 1998

Before her time, a 16-year-old Native American girl is thrust into adult turmoil as the only witness to the shooting by her best friend of an endangered Florida panther, in Hogan's (Solar Storm, 1995, etc.) latest complex exploration of Native ways and the environment at risk. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The premise of the volume—that women everywhere and in every time have been intimately linked to plants in a sort of flora and femme sisterhood—may well turn the stomachs of women who came of age after the early 1970s. But the meat of it will captivate readers of all ages."
Editors Hogan and Peterson (Intimate Nature, 1998) are back with women and plants, and the essays and poems they have brought together are dazzling. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"These are, indeed, stories of an intimate nature: sensuous, unsparing, carefully mulled, razor sharp."
A splendid, multihued collection of writings by women on their kinship with animals, edited by Hogan (Solar Storms, 1995, etc.), Metzger (Writing for Your Life, not reviewed), and Peterson (Sister Stories, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HOGAN THAT GREAT-GRANDFATHER BUILT by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"Flood's closing tribute to the hogan's 'beautiful structure' and central role in Navajo life is moving but not reflected in the ponderous, even joyless art. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not rigidly cumulative but with echoes of "The House That Jack Built," a reverent, measured portrait of a Navajo family in a traditional dwelling. Read full book review >

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THE CADDIE WHO KNEW BEN HOGAN by John Coyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2006

"Pleasant reading for golfers, slim pickings for everyone else."
There's a doomed romance and a life-lesson for a teenager in Coyne's ninth novel, but the game's the thing, with a hole-by-hole analysis of two rounds of golf. Read full book review >