Search Results: "Omar Robert Hamilton"


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THE CITY ALWAYS WINS by Omar Robert Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A well-informed, earnest tale of life during a flailing revolution."
Two reporters covering Egypt after the Arab Spring collide with ignorance, crackdowns, and tragedy. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 18, 2017

"A chorus of lyrical voices singing hopefully about a most contentious, divisive, and violent situation."
Two co-founders of the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest), mother and son, collect an array of emotional pieces from this international gathering of writers begun in 2008. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"As ever, Pound remains a spitfire conundrum."
Was the great poet a traitorous madman or an quixotic visionary? Read full book review >

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Released: May 17, 1968

"True or not, his Rubaiyyat is solid gold."
History is nothing if not perverse. Read full book review >

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TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Occasional images of startling beauty and subtle power testify to Hamilton's talent; it's a pity he didn't trust them to carry the story. (Graphic novel. 8+)"
Classic Comics return in this uninspired adaptation of Stevenson's rollicking pirate tale. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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JUST SAY NO! by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Clumsy and predictable."
Tedious, overwritten account of the rise and inevitable fall of an African-American musician. Read full book review >

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HONOR AND POLYGAMY by Omar Farhad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2014

"A slight, breezy novel with a promising premise and poor execution."
In this debut novel, a married American is kidnapped in Afghanistan and ends up falling in love with an Afghan woman. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A GROUPIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2003

"Hard to figure what the point of it all is. Meanwhile, Tyree's hopelessly schlocky style causes at least a couple of serious embarrassments per page."
A career groupie is hired to use her tried-and-true wiles for revenge on a suspected child molester. Read full book review >

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THE LAST STREET NOVEL by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2007

"Sloppy writing, misogynistic themes."
Sensational urban crime story set in Harlem. Read full book review >

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TEAMWORK & TERROR by Omar Dickson
Released: July 18, 2012

"Almost a timely, exciting ride, but the hero's too far out of his element."
Dickson goes for nonstop action in his debut thriller about a British contractor cum secret agent who has been roped into a multigovernment charade to find chemical weapons lost under the Egyptian desert. Read full book review >