Search Results: "Pam Houston"


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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME by Pam Houston
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Ultimately, though, when Houston notes that 'my need to write the things that terrify me is matched only by my desire to write the things that surprise and delight,' it's clear that's she's satisfied both requirements. (Author tour)"
A collection of essays, most of which have appeared elsewhere, by novelist (Waltzing the Cat, 1998, etc.) and adventurer Houston. Read full book review >

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WALTZING THE CAT by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Houston remains a gifted writer who needs a subject."
An unconventional protagonist and vivid style are the distinguishing features of this nevertheless uneven second collection of 11 interrelated stories from Houston (Cowboys Are My Weakness, 1992). Read full book review >

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COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The author doesn't always search far enough for the reason why smart women behave like dishrags—but most of these stories are fine things from a writer one hopes will come up with a novel before too many suns sink in the West."
``...I should know better, but I love it when he calls me baby.'' That about sums up the sentiment running through these fresh, highly crafted, image-packed stories by the debuting Houston. Read full book review >

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CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED by Pam Houston
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Houston is a fine travel writer, but her characters are cardboard cutouts for every cliché of contemporary uplifting women's fiction."
Houston's second novel (Sight Hound, 2005, etc.) combines thinly disguised travel essays with a new age romance as her heroine travels the world with one lover, then more or less settles down for another. Read full book review >

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SIGHT HOUND by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2005

"A feel-good Reader's Digest anecdote spun out to booklength."
A cancer-stricken, three-legged Irish wolfhound named Dante embodies the Wisdom of the Ages, in this fervent debut novel from Houston (Waltzing the Cat, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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ZIGZAG by James Houston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Houston's remembrances, drained of context and maundering, hold as much fascination as seeing your neighbor's vacation photos for the third time. (48 b&w illustrations)"
A discursive memoir from Canadian filmmaker and writer Houston (Confessions of an Igloo Dweller, 1996) of his post-Inuit years, mostly a thin gruel of name-dropping and social climbing. Read full book review >

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DEAD LIL' HUSTLER by Victoria Houston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2014

"Lew's 14th case, as easily solved as all the others (Dead Insider, 2013, etc.), is notable mainly for its fishing and wolf lore and its loving descriptions of a beautiful area of Wisconsin."
Two murders bring bad publicity to the normally quiet tourist town of Loon Lake, Wis. Read full book review >

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Released: April 16, 1996

"Sheer entertainment, as fascinating as it is charming. (40 line drawings)"
Tender, anecdotal glimpses of life in the far Canadian north at mid-20th century, from a prolific novelist (Running West, 1990, etc.) and artist. Read full book review >

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SAFARI ADVENTURE by Dick Houston
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Color photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Houston fulfilled a lifelong dream by starting a safari business in Africa, which he knew only through books and films. Read full book review >

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DRIFTING SNOW by James Houston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"B&w illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A fine author returns to the Arctic with the story of a modern teenager rediscovering her Inuit heritage. Read full book review >

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MAN ON A MISSION by Rick  Houston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A rewarding story, low-key despite its frank heroics. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Astronaut and physician Hilmers' life has been one of great variety, color and faith—and even a few missteps. Read full book review >