Search Results: "Titania Hardie"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF THE WIND by Titania Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Hardie seems heavily in thrall to her research; while her twin tales eventually reach pat endings, they fall short of a fully meshed conclusion."
In a substantial, poignant, sometimes ponderous parallel-themed romance, a young lawyer in San Francisco emerges from tragedy to discover connections across time and geography. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE LABYRINTH by Titania Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"The Scotch-taped plot and dull romance will be irrelevant to those who want to play with numerology, spiritualism and questions of Christian intrigue."
The bestselling British author of guides to charms, spells and other white magic makes her fiction debut with a religious caper about a young woman who receives a transplanted heart—and a mysterious legacy from Elizabethan alchemists. Read full book review >

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TABLE FOR FIVE by Sean Hardie
Released: June 28, 1991

"First-novelist Hardie's ticking-clock windup isn't on the same level as the cat-and-mouse byplay between Harry and Julia, but the witty, incisive portraits of minor functionaries and the solid Israeli background should keep everybody happy—even Charlie."
Small-time British film producer Charlie Kavanagh's incredible good luck in landing a TV interview with Israeli foreign minister David Bermant and four colleagues sounds too good to be true, and it is: the show is to provide the setting for Bermant's assassination. Read full book review >

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CRY FOR THE HOT BELLY by Kerry Hardie
Released: Nov. 13, 2000

"Rarer still, Hardie does so with a light and tender touch, everywhere strewing flowers along the way."
If a collection of poems can be expected, in taking shape during a certain period in the poet's life, to have a unifying idea, then the theme of this one is decidedly autumnal. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD WOMAN by Kerry Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"In a voice uncompromisingly tough, without the witty charm or sugarcoating of so much contemporary female-driven fiction, Hardie creates resonant characters unafraid to navigate through the contradictions inherent in every life."
Irish poet and novelist Hardie (A Winter Marriage, 2002) digs deep into issues of morality and identity through the voice of a Protestant woman from Derry coming to terms with her inexplicable healing powers while living in Southern Ireland with her Catholic husband. Read full book review >

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A WINTER MARRIAGE by Kerry Hardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"Difficult, dark, and uncompromisingly fine."
A somber, haunting debut novel from Irish poet Hardie about a world-weary, financially desperate woman who seeks security for herself and her son by marrying an elderly Anglo-Irish farmer. Read full book review >

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TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Sylvia Iparraguirre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A brilliant parable of colonialism rampant, and one of the best Latin American novels of recent years."
The powerful story of Jemmy Button—the Yamana Indian brought in 1829 to England (to be "civilized") by explorer Robert Fitzroy (previously related both in fiction and in Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle)—is retold with impressive narrative sweep and empathy in this multiple prizewinner from a well-known Argentinean dissident writer. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT NIGHT by Chris Adrian
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2011

"How could such a talented writer be led so astray? Blame the bad faerie Self-Indulgence."
Imagine a mashup of J.M. Barrie and Armistead Maupin, and you'll sense the disorienting weirdness of this third novel from Adrian (The Children's Hospital, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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POINT AND SHOOT by Duane Swierczynski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"Swierczynski's writing crackles with fresh attitude. But his plot may have jumped the shark this time, and readers unfamiliar with previous episodes could feel lost in the maelstrom."
Can the unkillable man make the epic journey from outer space to home in time to save his loved ones? Read full book review >

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HELL & GONE by Duane Swierczynski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Readers of this middle installment in Swierczynski's Charlie Hardie trilogy (Fun & Games, 2011) who suspend disbelief will be rewarded with nail-biting suspense, ample twists and a crackling narrative style."
A rugged ex-cop faces his greatest challenge ever as a tortured inmate. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"First-time crafters will find a trove of quirky and fun homespun projects that create unique keepsakes."
The owner of a popular Australian craft store lends her creative talents to a one-of-a-kind craft book full of variety for novice do-it-yourselfers. Read full book review >

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SHAPES by Shanti Sparrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Simple enough for very young children but intriguing enough for older preschoolers to return to even past their board-book days; beautiful for all. (Board book. 1-4)"
Subtle elements of design are used to introduce more than just basic shapes in this sophisticated board book. Read full book review >