Search Results: "Allan Gurganus"


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THE PRACTICAL HEART by Allan Gurganus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2001

"One of contemporary fiction's most ebullient and versatile stylists strikes again—straight to the heart."
Four novellas, each in its own way elegiac and tributary, from the accomplished North Carolinian author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1989) and Plays Well with Others (1997). Read full book review >

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PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS by Allan Gurganus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

A deft mixture of contrasting tones distinguishes this vigorous novel about the New York art scene ``Before'' and ``After'' the Age of AIDS, by the gifted author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1989) and White People (stories: 1991). Read full book review >

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OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL by Allan Gurganus
Released: Sept. 8, 1989

"Either way, it announces the arrival of a genuine talent-one who seems to specialize in excess."
A long (720 pp.) first novel—partly grand entertainment, partly hobbyhorse—about a century-long battle between the sexes. Read full book review >

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WHITE PEOPLE by Allan Gurganus
Released: Jan. 28, 1990

Gurganus here follows up his phenomenally successful debut—Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All—with a collection of 11 stories written over the last 20 years. Read full book review >

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NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH by Allan Gurganus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2006

"Altogether a delight to savor."
The spirit of play is at work in this lively latest crop of Southern stories gamely chosen by fiction-writer Gurganus (The Practical Heart, 2001, etc.), whose own work has appeared in the series. Read full book review >

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LOCAL SOULS by Allan Gurganus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"A gem, like Gurganus' previous collection of novellas, The Practical Heart (2002). Readers will eagerly await the next news out of Falls."
A witty and soulful trio of novellas by master storyteller Gurganus (Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, 1989, etc.), who claims his place here as the laureate of the Southern cul-de-sac. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN by Nicholas Allan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"When a stray puppy comes to live with the girl, she tries to give it a little heaven on earth, but readers may already have gone on to the more congenial version of paradise found in Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Most books about the death of a pet are solemn and carefully worded, but Allan (Jesus' Christmas Party, 1992, etc.) treats the subject in a decidedly different manner. Read full book review >

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JESUS' CHRISTMAS PARTY by Nicholas Allan
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Charming. (Picture book. 3+)"
``There was nothing the innkeeper liked more than a good night's sleep,'' begins this amusing account of the Blessed Event from his point of view. Read full book review >

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THE DOGS by Allan Stratton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An engrossing blend of murder mystery and family story. (Suspense. 12-16)"
Cameron Weaver's father tried to kill his mother, and now they are on the run, again. Read full book review >

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CHANDA’S SECRETS by Allan Stratton
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Still, the strong, respectful writing makes this crucial and broadly relevant story unfailingly human. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
The subject of AIDS in contemporary Africa receives powerful—though apolitical—treatment. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER’S GHOST by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Frances's matter of fact, plainspoken tale will leave smart readers thinking about ghosts and memories, brothers and sisters, and the timelessness of love. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Even after his death, Tom is there for his little sister and brother in this poignant ghost story. Read full book review >