Search Results: "Noel Jacob Kent"


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AMERICAN IN 1900 by Noel Jacob Kent
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A deftly rendered portrayal of the US at the turn of the century."
A sharp, wide-lens snapshot of American society 100 years ago. Read full book review >

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HALFWAY HOUSE by Katherine Noel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Graceful and quietly assured."
A New Hampshire family is transformed by mental illness in Noel's first novel. Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Noel Tulipan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2014

"Medical thriller fans will appreciate the tantalizing plot and a markedly absorbing murder trial."
The sudden death of an intern at a Nashville hospital in 1996 leads to speculations of murder and vengeance in Tulipan's debut medical thriller. Read full book review >

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THE ENEMY WITHIN by Noel Hynd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2006

"Hynd (The Prodigy, 1998, etc.) has given us an intriguing heroine, some first-rate action scenes and about 100 pages more than a good suspense novel can sustain."
Someone homicidal is stalking the president. But how can a would-be assassin hope to evade the peerless U.S. Secret Service? Goodness, he is Secret Service! Read full book review >

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LINDBERGH by Noel Behn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"True-crime fare, then, of a compellingly high order."
Behn (Seven Silent Men, 1984, etc.) reopens a celebrated criminal case—the kidnap/murder of Charles A. Lindbergh's infant son—and renders plausible if conjectural verdicts startlingly at odds with those on the official record. Read full book review >

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RAGE OF SPIRITS by Noel Hynd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A quick, choppy, thoroughly preposterous read that forces campy, direct-to-video B-movie horror clichÇs into a blandly paranoid landscape of Washington intrigue."
Washington thriller with a psychic spin, pitting a wishy-washy White House aide against a telekinetic sociopath, a superstitious vice president, a witchy spirit medium, and the ghost of a murdered novelist. Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by Noel Hynd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

Hynd, often criticized for the complexity and murkiness of his thrillers (Flowers From Berlin, The Sandler Inquiry, etc.), here tells a reasonably straightforward tale of political intrigue that ties the 1996 presidential election to a mysterious betrayal years earlier. Read full book review >

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LAST PERSON RURAL by Noel Perrin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"A grade-A-to-choice gathering, leaving the reader ready to receive more such terminal discourses from farmer Perrin as he tends his happy 90 acres."
Perrin's second ``final'' collection of bucolic essays (some original, the majority reprinted from Smithsonian, Yankee, etc.) appears eight years after his supposedly ultimate compilation (Third Person Rural, 1983)—and it's another convincing bit of rustic Americana. Read full book review >

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the dog boy by Noel Anenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engaging tale of a mother's and son's struggles in 1940s America."
In this historical novel set shortly after World War II, an African-American woman seeks to save her injured son amid racial tension and strife. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >