Search Results: "Ron Hansen"


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Released: March 25, 2001

"But never simplistic."
Hansen (Hitler's Niece, 1996, etc.) claims that the Church and its liturgy helped form his vocation as a writer. Read full book review >

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ATTICUS by Ron Hansen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Hansen wrote this one with an eye to the screen, where Mariette is due soon. (Author tour)"
After the heady success of Mariette in Ecstasy (1991), Hansen toys with mystery writing in a slick fiction that also continues his last novel's spiritual intrigue. Read full book review >

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A WILD SURGE OF GUILTY PASSION by Ron Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Hansen's novel isn't a prefeminist commentary, but his awareness of 1920s gender roles gives this familiar story additional power."
Acclaimed author Hansen (Exiles, 2008, etc.) revisits the Jazz Age murder plot that inspired James M. Cain's Double Indemnity. Read full book review >

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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC? by Ron Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"An amusement, but no more."
A pleasant diversion from the usually weighty Hansen (Hitler's Niece, 1999, etc.): an amiable account of an ill-matched French couple who get lost in America and discover each other. Read full book review >

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THE KID by Ron Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A somber and surprisingly dry Wild West tale."
A portrait of the world-famous, short-lived outlaw and the milieu that created his myth. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An excellent collection. Hansen can write."
A diverse, well-written collection from a writer in complete control of his material. Read full book review >

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EXILES by Ron Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2008

"A glorious work about tragedy, creativity and literal and metaphorical shipwrecks."
An exquisite, elegiac novel about Gerard Manley Hopkins's composition of the poem "The Wreck of the Deutschland," as well as the five nuns whose death in the wreck inspired it. Read full book review >

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MARIETTE IN ECSTASY by Ron Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"But what Hansen has achieved, through his immaculate narration and (in the Joycean sense) his invisibility, is a notable act of witness."
One of the enduring Christian mysteries is the existence of stigmatics (``people who bear in their bodies the injuries of Christ's crucifixion''). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A generous variety distinguishes these stories, which, refreshingly, are not lumped together according to the race, sexual preference, or gender of their authors, but simply by the love that individual readers have for them."
Writers, it is true, often make lousy critics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >