Search Results: "Alfred Ollivant"


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ALFRED OLLIVANT'S <i>BOB, SON OF BATTLE</i> by Alfred Ollivant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2014

"Welcome back, Owd (Old) Bob! (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Over 100 years after his birth in print, Bob, Son of Battle is seeking a new audience. He deserves one. Read full book review >

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FINDING BUCK McHENRY by Alfred Slote
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"A solid, accessible, rewarding story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Contriving, remarkably, to fashion a second thoughtful yet entertaining sports story around baseball cards (cf. Read full book review >

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THE MELANCHOLY OF DEPARTURE by Alfred DePew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"A voice somewhat too slick for its own brave sympathies."
Winner of this year's Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, DePew has impressive skills at hair-down narration and offhand wisdoms. Read full book review >

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GLORY by Alfred Coppel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A bland and ponderous opener."
Thriller-writer Coppel's only previous sf appearance was Dark December (1960); this one kicks off a far-future story-cycle about ancient, starships that, impelled to relativistic velocities by faster-than-light tachyon particles striking their solar sails, spend hundreds of years wafting cargo between far-flung colonies. Read full book review >

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A Wedding Song for Poorer People by Alfred DePew
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A diverse collection of rich and eloquent tales."
These short stories of awkward relationships and crossed destinies take readers to such unusual locations as post-Soviet Russia, the Juilliard School campus, and a state-of-the-art penitentiary. Read full book review >

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A LIFETIME BURNING IN EVERY MOMENT by Alfred Kazin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 1996

With over 50 years' worth of raw material to plunder and pick through, Kazin unearths pieces of autobiographical and critical prototypes, along with literary gossip, academic kvetching, private rhapsodies, and 20th-century angst. Read full book review >

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PUSHBACK by Alfred Wellnitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2010

"A riveting techno-thriller with a compelling human drama at its core."
In this dark, intricate thriller, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter squaring off against a fascist American government of the near future. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE MUSEUM OF MAN by Alfred Alcorn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite the body count, de Ratour's narrative isn't much more (or less) deadly than the average interdepartmental memo."

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GOLD OF BRE-X by Alfred Lenarciak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"A slow-moving, sometimes-clumsy thriller that gathers momentum to deliver a rewarding conspiracy theory."
A legendary "suicide" after the Bre-X gold mine scandal gets a remarkable twist in this suspense tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"In the end, in an irony she would have appreciated, another biographer has mapped Dickinson's outer world without leaving adequate markers for her interior landscape."
A biography of the elusive Belle of Amherst (1830-86) that celebrates her imaginative witchery and triumph over adversity without penetrating her enigma. Read full book review >