Search Results: "Pete Hamill"


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NORTH RIVER by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2007

"Hamill the realist prevails (mostly) over the sentimentalist in this above-average entertainment."
Hamill (Forever, 2002, etc.) returns with a gritty Depression-era story about a grief-stricken doctor rejuvenated by an unwelcome challenge: raising his small grandson. Read full book review >

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FOREVER by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2002

"A true Hamill piece: by turns fascinating, sentimental, hackneyed, and provincial in the best New York mode. It won't play in Poughkeepsie, but there are plenty of New Yorkers (and New York-ophiles) who will love it."
Journalist and author Hamill (the novel Loving Women, 1989; Why Sinatra Matters, 1998, etc.) offers a chronicle of 250 years of Manhattan life as experienced by an immortal Irish immigrant. Read full book review >

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LOVING WOMEN by Pete Hamill
Released: April 3, 1989

Compulsively readable but unabashedly romantic flight of autobiographical fancy (coming-of-age as a naval recruit in 1953 Florida) from the popular newspaper columnist and author (Flesh & Blood, 1977; The Invisible City: A New York Sketchbook, 1980; etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 1996

"General readers will find a wealth in Hamill's pages as well."
This exemplary collection of journalism is fueled by a powerful nostalgia for a New York—and a world—that once was. Read full book review >

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SNOW IN AUGUST by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1997

"A slow-moving opening, with Hamill as earnestly humorless as ever, but the time-warp element and terrific descriptions will appeal to many."
The eighth novel by New York journalist/now New York Post editor Hamill (Loving Women, 1989; the memoir A Drinking Life, 1994, etc.) finds him as readable as ever. Read full book review >

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THE DRINKING LIFE by Pete Hamill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 1994

"Maybe it should have been a novel."
Earnest memoir of Hamill's drinking days as a Brooklyn youth and young reporter. Read full book review >

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TOKYO SKETCHES by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Stylish rice-paper jottings, smeared by tears."
Thirteen stories by veteran Gothamite Hamill (Loving Women, 1989, etc.) about clashes between Japanese and American culture. Read full book review >

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TABLOID CITY by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2011

"A wasted opportunity to memorialize the tabloids through fiction."
The veteran newspaperman and novelist (North River, 2007, etc.) couples a lament for a dying tabloid culture with a cockamamie plot about the murderous rampage of a jihadist; it doesn't work. Read full book review >

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WHY SINATRA MATTERS by Pete Hamill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Despite its brevity, Why Sinatra Matters belongs in any collection of important books on American popular music of the 20th Century."
What a perfect match: the world's greatest "saloon singer" eulogized superbly by the author of The Drinking Life (1993). Read full book review >

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DOWNTOWN by Pete Hamill
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A finely etched and hand-colored portrait from one of those rare reporters who has lived long and hard in his beat."
Manhattan south of 42nd Street (with a handful of excursions north), rendered in all its delirious human evidence by veteran newsman Hamill (Forever, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS KID by Pete Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Lost treasures from a time gone by, brimming with affection for old New York."
Little slices of decades-old melancholy from Hamill (Tabloid City, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >