Entertainment & Sports Book Reviews (page 296)

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 9, 1993

"Not for casual readers—but sure to get stock-car enthusiasts' engines running."
Golenbock, best known for baseball histories (Fenway, 1992; The Forever Boys, 1991, etc.), now turns his diligent attention to stock-car racing—a sport he calls ``chess on wheels.'' In what's primarily an oral history patched together with generous helpings of his own commentary, Golenbock enthusiastically examines the history, personalities, and ins-and-outs of NASCAR's Winston Cup circuit. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 4, 1993

"Not quite enough lore to go with the legends, but this should make the faithful dewy-eyed. (Sixteen page photo insert—not seen)"
The late Ed ``Moose'' Krause spent 60 years at Notre Dame, 32 as its athletic director. Read full book review >

A WOMAN'S VIEW by Jeanine Basinger
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"And no doubt the 45 b&w illustrations will boost reader interest."
Serious, extended study of the woman's film during the three decades of its heyday (1930-60), filled with both obscure and well- remembered titles. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Well-done popular history that will delight older fans while providing a solid introduction to newer students of the game. (One hundred b&w photos—not seen)"
An informal retrospective on pro football in the 1960's, skillfully blending facts, figures, and historical analysis with a fan's joyful nostalgia. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Fields' influence has been subtler and more pervasive''). (Fifty photos—not seen)"
Long-winded but unrevealing bio of Jewish-American vaudevillian Lew Fields, who produced Rodgers and Hart's first successes and fathered lyricist Dorothy Fields (``I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby'') and musical librettists Herbert and Joseph Fields. Read full book review >

HANDEL'S MESSIAH by Richard Luckett
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A Handelian home run."
A joyous but far from superficial paean to Handel's beloved masterwork. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Monkeyshines, nothing more, but it makes you want to hear those tunes again. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A good-natured, superficial show-biz bio by the drummer of The Monkees, written with veteran rock-'n'-roll chronicler Bego (Aretha Franklin, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN by Michael Ffinch
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not without its uses, but a more balanced account would help the beginning listener enjoy these works as comic operas, not just as comic texts. (Photographs)"
Introductory guide to the life and works of the famous British duo, by poet/biographer Ffinch (G.K. Chesterton, 1987). Read full book review >
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE by Patricia A. Turner
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Highly repetitious in detail and argument—but, still, an intriguing and thorough analysis. (Five b&w illustrations—not seen)"
Fried chicken will make you sterile; the FBI killed Martin Luther King, Jr.; the ``powers that be'' facilitated the crack epidemic, the AIDS epidemic, and the murders of black children in Atlanta: Here, folklore scholar Turner (African-American and African Studies/UC Davis) offers an illuminating examination of why rumors like these persist in the African-American community. Read full book review >
HARRY HOOPER by Paul J. Zingg
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Just like its subject: steady, solid, and studied."
Zingg (Dean/St. Read full book review >
THE HONOURABLE BEAST by John Dexter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Many inspiring moments prime the reader with hope for a biography—as well as for a clearer spelling-out of Dexter's stagecraft. (Illustrations)"
Deep salad of diary clippings, jottings, and letters—all bearing on directing plays, films, and operas—from the collected unpublished writings of the Tony-winning director of Equus and M. Butterfly, who died in 1990 following seven years of directing operas at the Met. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 19, 1993

"Fly fishing meets the New Age in this uneven work that veers from the sublimely ridiculous to the heart-rendingly profound."
Amid his mother's dying from brain cancer, the loss of his job, and a doctor's diagnosis that his case of the ``meat bucket blues'' was ``treatable'' depression, Middleton (On the Spine of Time, 1991, etc.) finds renewal in fishing the wild waters of cold mountain streams. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >