Search Results: "Michele Hutchison"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Opinionated, self-deprecating and humorous—and for supporters of Israel, an unwelcome interpretation of the situation there."
A Dutch journalist's reflective take on the difficulties inherent in covering the news from the Middle East, where he was a reporter from 1998 to 2003. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TALK ABOUT PLACES YOU'VE NEVER BEEN by Pierre Bayard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A jumbled collection of random stories and half-baked ideas."
Using historical anecdotes and contrarian rhetoric, psychoanalyst Bayard (French Literature/Univ. of Paris 8; Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the Case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, 2008, etc.) argues that physical travel is unnecessary, and even inadvisable, when trying to understand faraway places.Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 22, 2015

"A clever, broad collection of short, definitive remarks about life, love, and social phenomena."
A collection of short sayings on a variety of topics, from intelligence and politics to wealth and happiness. Read full book review >

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Gangsters, Geishas, Monks & Me by Gordon Hutchison
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"A walk on the wild side in provincial Japan from a skillful narrator and infiltrator."
This fascinating memoir unveils a hidden, nontouristy Japan to Western readers, not unlike a James Clavell novel. Read full book review >

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A WOUNDED NAME by Dot Hutchison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"For Shakespeare lovers only. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
How Shakespeare may have intended Ophelia's back story, if readers can trudge through the unrelenting moroseness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 1999

"Fodder for the conspiracy theorists, fueled by Hutchison's incendiary allegations and characterizations of Opus Dei as 'a Mafia shrouded in white.' (16 pages b&w photos)"
An intensely, unconvincingly critical portrayal of the power behind the pope. Read full book review >

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OUR NAUGHTY FAT CELLS by Alice Hutchison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"This book's story swings and misses, but its clever drawings win the day."
In this work of fiction aimed at adults, Hutchison explores the secret lives that fat cells lead inside their human hosts. Read full book review >

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GHOST FLOWER by Michele Jaffe
Released: April 12, 2012

"A compellingly sinister page-turner. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
In a tense mystery, a former foster kid calling herself Eve Brightman enters a dangerous scheme to impersonate a missing heiress. Read full book review >

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PETER AND THE WOLF by Michele Lemieux
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Handsome. (Picture book. 3+)"
There have been many fine editions of Prokofiev's ``orchestral fairy tale'' since the first one (1940), which was elegantly illustrated by calligrapher Warren Chappell; Lemieux's is a worthy addition to this distinguished company. Read full book review >

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CONVERSATIONS DURING SLEEP by Michele Wolf
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Plaintive and unabashedly sentimental, a confessional collection that, like most first books, leans too heavily on autobiography but, still, shows lots of promise in its measured voice."
paper 0-938078-55-0 This modest and clearly expressed debut collection by a New York journalist dwells on a number of family traumas: the death of the poet's father during her childhood, and the more horrific recent death of her sister, whose painful illness she describes in grim detail. —Levitation— and —Inheritance— recall both her father's shoes and his more abstract legacy of bones. Read full book review >