Search Results: "Steven Hawley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"Both troubling and encouraging, a well-told tale of environmental activism and citizen action."
In his debut, environmental journalist Hawley describes the populist movement to remove federally funded hydroelectric dams from America's waterways and the entrenched interests resisting this movement. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD FATHER by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"The novel ultimately becomes as much about a father's quest for meaning and understanding as about a son's political and social alienation—and Hawley delivers on the complex psychology of father-son relationships."
Dr. Paul Allen is at least trying to be a good father, though perhaps he crosses the line into paranoia when his son Daniel is arrested for assassinating Senator Jay Seagram, a promising presidential candidate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The author's research is commendable, but it swamps readers with too many details."
How an 1897 boxing match helped make cinema history. Read full book review >

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BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Like the successful screenwriter that he is, Hawley piles on enough intrigues and plot complications to keep you hooked even if you can spot most of them a sea mile away."
In the latest by TV writer and novelist Hawley (The Good Father, 2012, etc.), a struggling artist becomes a hero twice—first by saving a young boy's life, then by outsmarting the anchor of a Fox-like conservative TV network. Read full book review >

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A CONSPIRACY OF TALL MEN by Noah Hawley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1998

"A debut thriller with storytelling grip."
A paranoid's delight: In middle life and still followed about by a cloud of foreboding, Linus Owens is a professor of conspiracy theory who is himself wrapped tight in an infinite cat's cradle of suspicions about large-sum currency, cellular phones, faxes, large screen TVs, multiple CD changers, electronic organizers, the terrifying sound of his own wife, Claudia, steaming milk in their espresso machine. Read full book review >

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ALL TRUE NOT A LIE IN IT by Alix Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The novel sets out to take Daniel Boone from myth to man—but in the process, it transplants him into another sort of literary myth."
A thoroughly researched historical novel reimagines the life of 18th-century frontiersman Daniel Boone, transforming him into a brooding observer of the fall of a country he'd like to consider Paradise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A provocative, detailed view, if somewhat disorganized and repetitious, offering ample evidence that the war was far from over after the soldiers went home."
A careful assessment of the environmental damage wrought by both sides in Operation Desert Storm, locally and globally, from Boston-based science-writer Hawley. Read full book review >

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TRIP SHEETS by Ellen Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 1998

"That part is okay, but the disappointment here comes from the huge emotional gaps."
First-timer Hawley attempts to build a modern tale of self-exploration but can—t make much out of her protagonist's psychological flimsiness. Read full book review >

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THE PUNCH by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Brotherly love never hurt so good."
The messy realities of life and death intrude on a family's deeply held rationalizations. Read full book review >