Search Results: "Natasha Mostert"


BOOK REVIEW

NATASHA by David Bezmozgis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Shades of Isaac Babel, Leonard Michaels, and Aleksandar Hemon in a nevertheless irresistibly original first book. (The stories originally appeared, in 'slightly different form,' in the New Yorker, Harper's, Zoetrope, etc.)"
Seven stories in a debut collection, Farrar, Straus's lead title for spring (treated to an unheard-of, for FSG, prepublication tour), chronologically trace the experiences of a family of Russian Jews living in Toronto. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT SIDE by Natasha Mostert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Too bad the young Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant aren't around to star in the film version. How about Julianne Moore and Daniel Day Lewis ?"
A telephone call from a dead woman, the phenomenon of "lucid dreaming," and a skillfully maintained atmosphere of increasing menace are the main ingredients of South African writer Mostert's unusual debut thriller. Read full book review >

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DARK PRAYER by Natasha Mostert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A brainy, fast-moving thriller about memory and identity."
Tasked with investigating a young woman who has forgotten her identity, a man uncovers connections to a secret society. Read full book review >

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SEASON OF THE WITCH by Natasha Mostert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2007

"Mostert manages it all quite impressively, concocting an intellectual puzzler that will keep the reader hooked, and guessing, until the final page."
Black cats, snakes, spiders, mystical signs and symbols and dangerous sex are skillfully stirred together in this brain-squeezing thriller from the South African-born author (The Midnight Side, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 1997

"Given this intimate and persuasive account of a decent, honest man, readers cannot help but wonder about the course of history if only Michael, and not Nicholas, had been tsar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Thwarted love, scandal, and tragedy among royals, this time played out in the genuinely moving story of Michael Romanov. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1992

At the heart of this megabook from South-African-born Mostert (Supership, 1974) is the moving story of the tragic clash between races—black and white—and cultures—British, Boer, and African— in a place that for a brief, transcendent moment was a model to the world of racial tolerance and democracy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Ambitious, sweeping and painstakingly delineated."
An exhaustive look at the epic sea battles that constituted the first truly world war. Read full book review >

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THE HARLEM CHARADE by Natasha Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness, this will have readers hoping for another outing with these appealing protagonists. (author's notes) (Mystery. 8-12)"
The worlds of three Harlem kids collide in an intriguing historical mystery. Read full book review >

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FOR KEEPS by Natasha Friend
Released: April 6, 2010

"Hopeful and endearing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Having been deserted by her father before she was born, Josie fears abandonment and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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A POISONED MIND by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2008

"An intricate, literate entwining of a legal mystery with a complex character's muddled life."
A tormented teen and a tricky liability case add up to double trouble. Read full book review >

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EVIL IS DONE by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2007

"A suspenseful, angst-ridden page-turner."
When a pregnant woman is badly beaten and dies, her husband is suspect. Read full book review >

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KEEP ME ALIVE by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 29, 2004

"The suspense will keep readers from looking too closely at the coincidences, but nothing will distract them from the disgusting way one loose end gets tied up. It's enough to make you a vegetarian."
Trish Maguire, barrister and staunch defender of the weak (A Place of Safety, 2003, etc.), wonders whether it's really better not to know how sausages get made. Read full book review >