Search Results: "Tony Hoagland"


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DONKEY GOSPEL by Tony Hoagland
Released: April 1, 1998

"Hoagland's dumb optimism carries some of his poems beyond their sloppy diction and countercultural correctness."
Winner of a new award in James Laughlin's honor, this second book by the New Mexico State writing professor is an uncomplicated series of autobiographical poems about being a guy, from backslapping tales of sexual exploits to the dark and dirty truths of male animalism. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN ARE DIAMONDS by Edward Hoagland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2013

"Hoagland's style is dense and tightly packed, each sentence weighted with significance, which makes the carnage and heartbreak he dramatizes all the more powerful."
A vision of contemporary Africa almost as horrifying as Conrad's in Heart ofDarkness, with violence flaring in all directions—toward children, toward Africans and toward NGO workers engaged in humanitarian works. Read full book review >

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BALANCING ACTS by Edward Hoagland
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Querulous, wry, and penetrating: a welcome addition to Hoagland's congenial oeuvre."
Further fractious essays from Hoagland (Heart's Desire, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"A pleasing combination of personal essays and reflections, a love story and a naturalist's view of one of the last unspoiled lands."
Prolific essayist Hoagland (Sex and the River Styx, 2011, etc.) vividly reflects on a time, 30 years ago, when he repeatedly fled his failing second marriage to follow a younger nurse through Alaska. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S TUB by Edward Hoagland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A necessary gathering of stories by a writer Saul Bellow rightly called one of the best of his generation."
Hoagland, widely celebrated as a travel writer, essayist and environmentalist, serves up a retrospective of his short fiction. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1999 by Edward Hoagland
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 29, 1999

"A feast of fine, important writing."
Atwan's annual series unfailingly delivers the highest quality writing, essays that display "literary [and] ruminative characteristics," work that shows the "mind in process." Read full book review >

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TIGERS AND ICE by Edward Hoagland
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 1999

"Whatever, they are pure food for thought, each chapter a multicourse meal."
Discerning and lucid meditations on life, sight, death, the land, friendship, and virtue and hope and God, from Hoagland (Balancing Acts: Essays, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND by Edward Hoagland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The incomparable Hoagland's 25th book is not only one of the most rewarding novels of the year, it's also one of the sexiest."
Having lost his job, his wife, and nearly all of his eyesight, a former Merrill Lynch stockbroker braves a strange but compelling new existence in northern Vermont among hippies, drug dealers, evangelicals, and struggling farmers. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE RIVER STYX by Edward Hoagland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"Eloquent musings from a master."
From the acclaimed essayist, novelist and travel writer, more deeply profound essays on the conditions of the natural world. Read full book review >

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EVERY TURTLE COUNTS by Sara Hoagland Hunter
Released: April 1, 2014

"A heartwarming children's story about seeing the value in every living thing."
An enchanting picture book about a young girl who finds strength in helping animals. Read full book review >

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CENTIPEDE’S 100 SHOES by Tony  Ross
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Little Centipede's mom, who should know better, indulges his folly without comment, the tale's internal logic isn't sewn down very tightly; still, children who struggle with tying even two shoes will sympathize with Little Centipede's situation. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this cross between Jonathan London's Froggy Gets Dressed (1997) and Stuart Murphy's "MathStart" series, a little centipede buys a hundred shoes after stubbing a toe, and then spends most of the next few days learning the error of his ways. Read full book review >