When Writing Is Actually About Waiting The Atlantic, April 18, 2017 By Joe Fassler By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon, and more. In this episode, Hannah Tinti, the author of The Good Thief, […]
A Heroine Comes of Age With Her Pistol-Packing Father Review by Pete Hamill New York Times, April 11, 2017 The engine powering Hannah Tinti’s complex new novel, “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley,” is presented in the very first sentence: “When Loo was 12 years old her father taught her how to shoot a gun.” […]
Hannah Talked with host Scott Simon on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Click below for audio.
A thriller with heart: Hannah Tinti’s ‘The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley’ by Ron Charles A few months ago, I found myself in the bar of a fancy Washington restaurant arguing with one of Ireland’s greatest novelists about the importance of plot. The writer — winner of a long shelf of international prizes — was […]
‘The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley’ review: Hannah Tinti novel finds humanity in criminal father March 24, 2017 By Dan Cryer Special to Newsday Hannah Tinti’s first novel was titled “The Good Thief.” It told the story of a 19th century orphan caught up, against his will, with a ragtag band of con men and […]
THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY by Hannah Tinti Dial $27, 400 pages ISBN: 9780812989885 Audio, ebook available Who has more lives than a cat and the bullet scars to prove it? That would be Samuel Hawley, the fascinatingly complicated and morally dubious titular character of Hannah Tinti’s gorgeous and gut-wrenching new novel, The Twelve […]
★THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY Tinti, Hannah (author) Mar. 2017. 400p. Dial, hardcover, $27 (9780812989885). REVIEW. First published January 1, 2017 (Booklist). Tinti follows her acclaimed first novel, The Good Thief (2008), with another atmospheric, complexly suspenseful saga centered on an imperiled child under the care and tutelage of an outlaw. Sam Hawley’s sole […]