Search Results: "Peter Høeg"


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THE WOMAN AND THE APE by Peter Høeg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"He has made himself, in a few short years, one of the essential contemporary novelists. (First printing of 100,000)"
Heg's fourth novel (his third, the international success Smilla's Sense of Snow, 1993, having been the first published here) is an energetic fable about relations between the animal kingdom and its human exploiters—more than a little didactic in spots, but distinguished by enough wit and invention to redeem a dozen lesser books. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF DANISH DREAMS by Peter Høeg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A brilliant and appealing workone that will make readers of Hoeg's varied and inventive novels impatient for his next."
The acclaimed Danish author's first novelwhich follows into English translation his third, Smilla's Sense of Snow (1993), and second, Borderliners (1994)ingeniously reinvents the traditional family chronicle. Read full book review >

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BORDERLINERS by Peter Høeg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A brave, imaginative novel."
A riveting departure from the Danish author whose novel Smilla's Sense of Snow was last year's surprising international bestseller. Read full book review >

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SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW by Peter Høeg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"But her combination of brisk misanthropy and shrewd commentary on the colonial exploitation of Greenland—yes, this is a postcolonial novel about the Arctic—could score big. (First printing of 40,000)"
Danish novelist Heg's first English-language publication is an attempt to freeze out Gorky Park by moving from an intimate mystery to an ever-widening circle of corruption and danger—and to even colder climes. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"This self-indulgent, idiosyncratic and immensely long story will either charm its readers into submission or utterly exhaust their patience."
Part comic teenage adventure story, part intellectual debate, the best-selling Danish author's sixth novel is a shaggy-dog story with a unique vision. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE NIGHT by Peter Høeg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An accomplished and provocative debut collection from one of the world's least predictable writers."
Heg's only collection of short fiction (originally published in 1990) shows yet another facet of the versatile sensibility responsible for such intriguing previous novels as The History of Danish Dreams (1995) and Smilla's Sense of Snow (1993). Read full book review >

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THE QUIET GIRL by Peter Høeg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2007

"Overwritten and murky, but there's life in it—will appeal most to fans of Smilla's Sense of Snow."
A former circus clown's efforts to save endangered children is the unusual premise of the bestselling Danish author's labyrinthine fifth novel (Tales of the Night, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

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PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >