Search Results: "Peter Hecht"


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WEED LAND by Peter Hecht
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2014

"A comprehensive and compelling report on the weed wars still raging across the country."
Sacramento Bee senior writer Hecht chronicles how "reefer madness" divided the Golden State's pot-loving community and forever changed America's attitudes toward marijuana. Read full book review >

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LAND OF ECHOES by Daniel Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Hecht writes fluidly and draws convincing portraits of some interesting characters and situations, but the parapsychology slant drives his tale into a swamp of New Age hooey."
A second outing for Seattle parapsychologist Cree Black (City of Masks, 2003) takes her to New Mexico, where an investigation unveils mysteries that have nothing supernatural about them. Read full book review >

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CITY OF MASKS by Daniel Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Sharp, fast, and deft, a gripping story that with the skill of a Wallenda walks the tightrope between the real and the supernatural."
The first in a series featuring an intrepid ghostbuster who uncovers the mystery behind a haunted house, by the thriller author of, most recently, The Babel Effect, 2001). Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES

"A creative and scientifically wide-ranging account of Europe's success as a conqueror."
A sweeping debut book attempts to explain the politics of invasion in terms of ecological factors. Read full book review >

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THE BABEL EFFECT by Daniel Hecht
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Somewhere deep inside this wordy morass there's a fascinating story trying to get out, since many of Hecht's ideas are certainly provocative enough to make for an exciting thriller. Too bad this isn't it."
Talky, slow-moving philosophical genetic thriller about the nature of evil. Read full book review >

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THE FALLEN STAR by Tracey Hecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Fresh and fun: the brigade delights as it explores another forest mystery. (Fantasy. 7-12)"
The Noctural Brigade returns in the third installment in the eponymous series. Read full book review >

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PUPPETS by Daniel Hecht
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"No surprises here, just a very strong, suspenseful tale from a skillful author finally realizing his potential."
The fourth and best yet from Hecht (Land of Echoes, 2004, etc.) brings back New York State Police Homicide Detective Mo Ford (Skull Session, 1998). Read full book review >

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DO THE WINDOWS OPEN? by Julie Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Droll, intricate, hilarious, sad: a humane, serious, funny, altogether captivating voice."
Hecht debuts with stories woven from seemingly uneventful threads of life that are made as funny, compelling, and rewarding as a reader ever could wish. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1995

"Avid literature readers would do better to form their own opinions on the poetic art."
Published as part of the distinguished Bollingen series, this volume collects the six A.W. Mellon Lectures that Hecht (The Hidden Law, not reviewed, etc.) presented at Washington's National Gallery of Art in 1992. Read full book review >

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HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU by Julie Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Hecht shows herself to be a master of both shrewd observation and wistful longing."
Witty and understated stories chronicling intimate realities of everyday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 28, 2001

"That he can put such beauty at the service of a stringent ethic is his continual gift."
A fiercely melancholic sequence of lyrics, odes, monologues, and translations, many of them written with the Biblical tales in mind. Read full book review >

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THE UNPROFESSIONALS by Julie Hecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Unparalleled in voice yet a bit lost in the big room of the novel—as if its pieces were looking for corners to hide in, brilliantly. (For an excerpt of The Unprofessionals go to www.kirkusreviews.com.)"
Hecht's first novel, after her glorious stories (Do the Windows Open?, 1997), is both treat and trial for lovers of her earlier fiction. Read full book review >