Search Results: "Peter Hathaway Capstick"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 1992

"Vintage Capstick."
Veteran hunter-writer Capstick (Sands of Silence, 1991, etc.) offers what he calls ``escape reading'' as he tells—in his typical men-will-be-boys way—the stories of four hunters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Chatty, discursive, and splendidly forthright in his opinions, Capstick writes of a way of life fast disappearing but still immensely attractive, especially to those dreamers tethered by domestic reality. (Color photographs—not seen.)"
Another vintage safari adventure from Capstick (Death in a Lonely Land, 1990, etc.)—for those who yearn for the simpler days of life in the pristine bush, trophies on the wall, and good old male-bonding. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 1998

"While maddeningly written, with many scattershot and unsupportable observations, not a few firmly in the politically incorrect camp, this is quite a story of one of the last great figures of the colonial age. (7 maps, 10 illustrations)"
In this, the old Africa hand's final book, completed by his wife, Fiona, after his death in 1996, Capstick assembles an admiring and often circuitous biography from the diaries of a lethal and daring soldier of the late British Empire and hunter extraordinaire. Read full book review >

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SLIDE by Jill Hathaway
Released: March 27, 2012

"An intriguing whodunit. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Pink-haired, rebellious Vee isn't really narcoleptic, as everyone believes; when she suddenly falls asleep, she "slides" into other people and sees through their eyes in this intriguing mystery. Read full book review >

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MOTHERHOUSE by Jeanine Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"It's frustrating to be part of her audience here, struggling to find the drama from the wrong side of the curtain, the other side of the veil."
A nun's story that, billed as a first novel, reads more like a memoir—deeply contemplative and as awkwardly plotted as real life. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO MISSY VIOLET by Barbara Hathaway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Like a warm cup of alphabet soup, this offering packs several essential ingredients—hope, love, despair, courage, family, honor—into a hearty, child-size blend. (Historical fiction. 6-9)"
This Depression-era gem, a follow-up to Hathaway's debut (Missy Violet & Me, 2008), offers a child's-eye view on America's racial inequities. Read full book review >

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A KIND OF REDEMPTION by Stephen Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 1991

"A few sharpshooters here and several solid hits—all deserving inclusion in Vietnam collections."
Eleven stories—uneven, but some with an original perspective- -that concern the Vietnam War and its aftermath for a college- educated vet who becomes a professor. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR ROCKS THE BOAT by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 2006

"The mystery, alas, is all too easily solved. Only rowers and the Doctor's most ardent fans need apply."
The Schuylkill River provides the backdrop, or rather the undercurrent, for the Philadelphia physician's latest case. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR DINES IN PRAGUE by Robin Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Fenimore is far too slender a reed to support the menace Hathaway thrusts on him: a runaway cozy that wants to grow up to be a thriller."
Leaving behind the City of Brotherly Love, Dr. Andrew Fenimore (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.) travels to Kafka's birthplace to find intrigue more worthy of The Trial than his narrow shoulders. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR AND THE DEAD MAN’S CHEST by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"If Fenimore is a bit dull, Mrs. Doyle, Horatio, and Jennifer more than take up the slack."
When an elderly patient leaves Philadelphia physician Andrew Fenimore 50 acres in southern New Jersey—and a treasure map—he finds nothing there but mud and mosquitoes. Read full book review >

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SCARECROW by Robin Hathaway
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"An offbeat heroine, crusty local characters, and a fine sense of menace almost compensate for numerous plot glitches from the author of the Doctor Fenimore series (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.)."
A fatal misdiagnosis and a waning love affair send New York City doctor Jo Banks searching for herself in the rural south Jersey town of Bayfield, where she treats a case of food poisoning in the room next to hers in the Oakview Motel. Read full book review >

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THE INTERNATIONALISTS by Oona A.  Hathaway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Rich in implication, particularly in a bellicose time, and of much interest to students of modern history and international relations."
"If law shapes real power, and ideas shape the law, then we control our fate"—a searching analysis of contending views of state violence and warfare. Read full book review >