Search Results: "Luke Harding"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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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RED SLAYER by Paul Harding
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 1994

"Run-of-the-mill doings in fancy disguise."
Second in a series set in 14th-century London (after The Nightingale Gallery, 1992) featuring John Cranston, the city's loud-mouthed, wine-swilling, softhearted Lord Coroner, and his clever aide Friar Athelstan, of down-at-heel St. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTINGALE GALLERY by Paul Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1992

"Clever puzzle, bustling atmosphere, and one hopes the curmudgeonly Sir John will be toned down and made more likable in future endeavors."
P.C. Doherty, writing as Harding, launches yet another historical mystery series, this one featuring a medieval coroner of Falstaffian girth and deplorable manners, Sir John Cranston, and his able assistant, Brother Athelstan, a guilt-riddled Dominican, who takes careful notes of crime scenes, interrogations, and so forth when Sir John is sleeping off a tankard or two too many. Read full book review >

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ENON by Paul Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Beautifully turned: Harding has defogged his style a bit and gained a stronger emotional impact from it."
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers (2009) returns with another striking study of family, time and mortality. 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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ODD BIRDS by Ian Harding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Animal lovers in particular will find much to savor in this endearing, breezy memoir from a young, enterprising Hollywood actor."
A TV actor reflects on his life (so far) and a love of birding. Read full book review >