Search Results: "Nancy Huston"


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INFRARED by Nancy Huston
Released: July 3, 2012

"Huston provides readers with more than a mere snapshot; her raw and sensual writing delivers the complete picture."
A woman explores complex family relationships and discovers truths about herself in this sensual, intricately woven offering from award-winning Huston (Fault Lines, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MARK OF THE ANGEL by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"A stylish, sophisticated story, complete with archly ironic narration, marred only slightly by an overly melodramatic end."
Acclaimed Canadian-born Huston, a longtime resident of France (where this novel, her seventh, was originally published), debuts here with a melancholy tale of a proud French flutist and a Marxist Hungarian Jew who, in the late 50s, share a secretive German woman. Read full book review >

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SLOW EMERGENCIES by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2001

"Unsettling, sometimes annoying—but, still, hard to put down."
In her eighth half-successful outing, Huston (The Mark of the Angel, 1999, etc.) depicts a woman torn between the pulls of domestic love and professional passion. Read full book review >

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BLACK DANCE by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The rich content gets slightly buried in the complex structure of this ambitious novel."
A family history unfolds in the form of a screenplay spanning three generations and several countries. Read full book review >

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FAULT LINES by Nancy Huston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An elegant if overly manipulated structural design parallels the insightful but overly simplified psychological evolution of vulnerable children (excepting demon Sol) into reactive adults."
Canadian born Huston (Dolce Agonia, 2001, etc.) won the Prix Femina in France for this novel, which traces four generations of a family while examining how unshared secrets shape each succeeding/preceding generation. Read full book review >

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DOLCE AGONIA by Nancy Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2001

"No less insightful and stylish than Huston's previous fiction, but no matter how you stuff 'em, the lives of academics are about as exciting as turkey on a platter."
The third from Calgary-born, now Paris-based Huston (Slow Emergencies, 2001, etc.) concerns an alcoholic, neurotic, dying, famous Irish poet who invites a circle of friends from the New England college he teaches at to a last Thanksgiving dinner. Read full book review >

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SKINNER by Charlie Huston
Released: July 9, 2013

"A tale that may enthrall technogeeks while sending their elders scrambling through Hacking for Dummies."
A cyberterrorist attack against America looms in this grim, hard-edged thriller from Edgar Award-nominated author Huston. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1976

"Smith's title is apt, his reminder timely."
Increasingly philosophy of religion has been shifting from simply rational investigation of Christian faith claims to probing the meaning and validity of the religious viewpoint generally, drawing on all the great religions as resources. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS MAN by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"Maintains the unpleasantly sadistic violence that's been a series hallmark, but not the stylistic panache."
The gore-drenched trilogy of a killer and his ill-gotten gains squishes to an end. Read full book review >

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ALREADY DEAD by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Huston (Caught Stealing, 2004, etc.) does his best here, but how can you really like a bloodsucker?"
The Vampyres are coming, the Vampyres are coming. Read full book review >

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A STORY LATELY TOLD by Anjelica Huston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Banality clutches the text tightly, too rarely releasing its wings."
An Oscar-winning actress from a celebrated entertainment family recalls her peripatetic childhood and adolescence, her various awakenings and epiphanies. Read full book review >