Search Results: "Lisa Hilton"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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QUEENS CONSORT by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2010

"A compelling trek through English history in the company of some remarkable women."
How the little-known queens of England's early history contributed to the nation's political stability—or didn't. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"Worthwhile reading for lovers of historical romance and the ever-engrossing Mitfords."
Hilton (Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens, 2009, etc.) provides a sensationalistic, fast-paced account of the decades-long affair between the British novelist/biographer/socialite Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski, a colonel of the Free French Forces. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO FINKLETON by K.C. Hilton
Released: April 26, 2011

"Suitable for children 9-11 years old, this continuation of a magical adventure is a pleasure to read."
A father leads his family hiking one evening to see an unforgettable sight: thousands of glowworms lighting up Finkleton Valley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAINTED SKINS by Matt Hilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Rated R for sex, violence, sexual violence, and perhaps one too many violent rapists working independently and, indeed, at odds with each other. Now if only Hilton delivered the punch that breaking all those taboos would seem to promise."
The disappearance of a young woman old enough to know better but who probably doesn't leads Portland private eye Tess Grey and Nicolas "Po" Villere, her operative and lover (Blood Tracks, 2015), into a wildly tangled thicket of felonies. Read full book review >

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WHITE GIRLS by Hilton Als
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Als' work is so much more than simply writing about being black or gay or smart. It's about being human."
Meditations, appraisals, fictions and personal inquiries about sex, race, art and more from the longtime New Yorker staff writer and cultural critic. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC OF FINKLETON by K.C. Hilton
Released: April 26, 2011

"A solid, simple read that encourages altruism while remaining lighthearted."
Hilton tells a creative tale of a magical rural village in England. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG RED SCARF by Nette Hilton
Released: Nov. 5, 1990

In a cheerful, amusingly repetitive, nicely cadenced voice, an unseen narrator tells how "my grandfather"—admiring fishing crony Jake's cozy neckpiece—tries to get one of his female relatives to knit one for him. Read full book review >

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CANNIBAL ELIOT AND THE LOST HISTORIES OF SAN FRANCISCO by Hilton Obenzinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Vivid, poignantly reconstructed moments in history—all rendered with wit and a keen eye for the quirks of human nature."
Having blazed a history of New York in verse (New York on Fire, 1989—not reviewed), Obenzinger now offers stories from San Francisco's colorful past, superbly twisting fact and fancy in a delightful, memorable concoction. Read full book review >