Search Results: "Luke Harding"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Whether you view Snowden's act as patriotic or treasonous, this fast-paced, densely detailed book is the narrative of first resort."
A newsworthy, must-read book about what prompted Edward Snowden to blow the whistle on his former employer, the National Security Agency, and what likely awaits him for having done so. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"An astute testimony of a regime grown intractably dastardly."
The Guardian's former Moscow bureau chief provides a firsthand account of the kleptocratic spy state that is Vladimir Putin's Russia. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Hard-hitting and timely given Russia's continued sway in international politics as well as its documented influence over an incoming American administration that is also hostile to the press."
A chilling look at the Putin regime's murderous suppression of its critics. Read full book review >

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HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >

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MY PARENTS ARE SEX MANIACS by Robyn Harding
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

Eleventh grader Louise Harrison's comfortably self-centered existence turns chaotic when her younger brother discovers their father receiving fellatio from Louise's best friend Sienna's mother (a plot development that leads to the cringe-inducingly frequent use of the phrase "blow job"). Read full book review >

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THE CLEVELAND INDIAN by Luke Salisbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Salisbury (the nonfictional The Answer is Baseball, 1989) offers brisk fun for the Bart Giamattis of this world."
A Penobscot Indian with a terrific arm and flexible morality takes Cleveland's baseball team briefly to the top of the league in the 1890's. Read full book review >

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WATCHING TV WITH THE RED CHINESE by Luke Whisnant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Gentle fun-poking at cultural fashions and cross-cultural confusion, plus some surfacey but enthusiastic intellectual reference-dropping: a quick, charming read that skirts the pain and rarely transcends its clever premise."
A white American observes three graduate students from China cope with the US—especially TV—while they're also being filmed for a documentary: Whisnant's first novel, portions of which appeared in Esquire, is a breezy, likable tragicomedy that lightly bats about issues in contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A personal and imaginative yet overlong perspective on German history."
The inhabitants of a summer house reveal Germany's political, economic, and social history. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DESIRES OF A SOCCER MOM by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2006

"Desperate Housewives with a high cringe quotient."
When one of her best friends dies, a suburban wife and mother suspects murder. Read full book review >

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THESE HEROIC, HAPPY DEAD by Luke Mogelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Mogelson shows impressive range and restraint in an area—war-related fiction—in which physical and emotional extremes have been too readily deployed and exploited."
U.S. veterans deal with the collateral damage of military service in this collection of often surprisingly understated stories. Read full book review >

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THE GRIM COMPANY by Luke Scull
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A noteworthy and gripping debut that promises to develop into an altogether superior series—one well-worth getting hooked on at the outset."
Dark, bloody fantasy: first of a series from video game designer Scull. Read full book review >