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Hannah Tinti

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Hannah Tinti is a writer, editor, and a teacher. She grew up in Salem, Massachusetts. She has worked at bookstores, magazines, publishing houses, and literary agencies. In 2002 She co-founded the award-winning magazine "One Story". She was Editor in Chief for 14 years and is an Executive Editor. In näytä lisää 2009 she received the Pen/Nora Magid Award for excellence in editing. In 2011 she joined the the Public Radio Program, "Selected Shorts" as their Literary Commentator. She is also a teacher of creative writing. She taught writing at the New York University Graduate Creative Writing program as well as Columbia University's MFA program and at the Museum of Natural History. Hannah co-founded the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy. Hannah's short story collection, "Animal Crackers" was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling novel "The Good Thief" is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association's Alex Award, winner of The Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club's New Voices Award. Her new Novel "The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley" was published in March 2017. 30 näytä vähemmän

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Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
Lit Riffs (2004) — Avustaja — 168 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 (2013) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
Boston Noir 2: The Classics (2012) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
Story, Vol. 46, No. 2 [Magazine, Spring 1998] (1998) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

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Really enjoy this author. The story goes back and forth between the present and the past, detailing the incidents that led to Hawley’s twelve bullet wounds. I have a feeling the twelve is important, 12 months, 12 zodiac signs? May need to look at things again and try to figure it out. the character of Jove was impossible to overlook, but it wasn’t until late in the book that the author let on the connection between the character loo and Pluto, the god and the planet.Cant decide if the eagle, a known avatar of Jove, feeding on the road kill was a hint or not. Anyway, interesting,moving story, well paced with some humor and lots of interest… (lisätietoja)
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cspiwak | 58 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
author says her favorites were Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson and it shows. Really enjoyed it
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cspiwak | 139 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
A children's book for adults. There should really be more of these..
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littoface | 139 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 2, 2024 |
Several years ago, I listened to the podcast, Books on the Nightstand, religiously. One of the hosts, Michael, raved about how much he loved The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti. I discovered a signed copy of the book…I think we were traveling and exploring an indie bookstore…maybe in Raleigh, North Carolina? Anyway, I have this tendency to purchase books I truly intend to read in the near future, and they wait very patiently on my bookshelf. I didn’t forget about this book. In fact, I have admired its presence in the signed section of my home library ever since I brought it home.

The wait has ended. I finally stepped into the uniquely dangerous, tragic lives of Samuel Hawley and his daughter, Loo. Hawley is a criminal who has been living a nomadic lifestyle by constantly moving; living in and out of motels with his young daughter. As Loo becomes a teenager, Hawley decides to move to Olympus, Massachusetts where Loo’s mother grew up. He wants to give Loo stability and a real home. Loo has difficulty getting along with her peers at school as she embarks on her own self-exploration.

Hawley’s body has scars he earned from his criminal lifestyle. Twelve scars in fact. Each representing a bullet he took from his dangerous adventures. I loved how a chapter of the book was dedicated to each bullet that entered Hawley’s body. Readers not only learn how and why Hawley was shot each time, we also learn what was going on in Hawley’s life.

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is an amazing story! I completely understand why Michael was so enamored by it and urged podcast listeners to read it. It’s a five-star book for me! Despite Hawley’s flaws, he is one of those characters filled with so much suffering that my heart was constantly breaking for him. Maybe it’s because of his flaws that I felt that way. Even though I felt tremendously sad most of the time while reading this book, I couldn’t wait to see what Loo was going to get herself into next and what shenanigans were going to Hawley shot. There are so many layers to this story: grief, survival, identity, change, friendship, love, and family. It’s deep and wonderful.

I have photos and additional information that I'm unable to include here. It can all be found on my blog, in the link below.
A Book And A Dog
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NatalieRiley | 58 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 1, 2024 |



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