Search Results: "Mischa Hiller"


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DISENGAGED by Mischa Hiller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2015

"Hiller's third thriller (Shake Off, 2012, etc.), written with quiet authority, simmers with unexpected twists until the final chapter."
Buried secrets resurface to threaten the lives and careers of four Londoners whose interlocking relationships are strained to the breaking point. Read full book review >

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SHAKE OFF by Mischa Hiller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"An entertainingly complex, quick-moving psychological thriller."
In Hiller's (Sabra Zoo, 2010) second thriller, Michel Khoury is a skilled linguist, a supposed student at the London School of Oriental and African Studies, and a PLO operative controlled by the mysterious Abu Leila. Read full book review >

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FIELDWORK by Mischa Berlinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Impeccable research and a juicy, intricate plot pay off in this perfectly executed debut."
A journalist investigates the suicide of an American anthropologist serving time for murder in a Thai jail. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA TIME by Catherine Hiller
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"A particularly cruel letdown, then, after such an entertaining debut."
Inconsequential—and disappointing—second urban tale by Hiller (Morton Street, 1990), this revolving solely around the issue of whether it's better to love Manhattan or leave it. Read full book review >

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PEACEKEEPING by Mischa Berlinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Berlinksi, whose Fieldwork was nominated for a National Book Award, is a kind of heir to Graham Greene and Robert Stone, both for his excellent storytelling and for the way it can reveal a bigger picture."
On the troubled half-island of Haiti, love, power, and poverty collide, as do a tough Florida cop, a beautiful singer, politicians, and the United Nations post-2004 peacekeeping mission. Read full book review >

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JUST SAY YES by Catherine Hiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2015

"Likely to loosen up fellow smokers while adding a personal take to the public discussion of cannabis culture."
Filtering her experiences through the lens of her longtime use of cannabis, Hiller (The Adventures of Sid Sawyer, 2013) delves into her personal life for this "Marijuana Memoir." Read full book review >

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SKIN by Catherine Hiller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 1997

"As tends to be the case with erotica that lacks writing with a life of its own, the tales here are flattened by repetition in technique and content, relieved occasionally by the odd fine moment showing that Hiller is capable of much more than is shown here."
The thirteen ``sensual tales'' (some previously published) in this first collection by novelist Hiller (17 Morton Street, 1990, etc.), extolling the virtues of seduction and fantasy, in fact range from the insightfully erotic to straight porn. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SQUIRREL AND THE LITTLE RHINOCEROS by Mischa Damjan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Another heavy-handed European fable: tired of injuries carelessly inflicted by the larger animals, three small protesters wish for, and get, a size reversal. Read full book review >