Search Results: "Amy Irvine"


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TRESPASS by Amy Irvine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2008

"Promising moments, but Utah wilderness lovers will want to stick to Edward Abbey and Ellen Meloy."
A sort-of-Mormon tree-hugger wrestles to fit in with her less enlightened neighbors at the end of the world. Read full book review >

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SKAGBOYS by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"Red meat for Welsh cultists, but a heavy load for anybody else."
Once more into the ditch: Welsh revisits the economically depressed, heroin-sick slums of Edinburgh in this hefty prequel to Trainspotting (1993). Read full book review >

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BARKING DOGS by Robert Irvine
Released: April 22, 1994

"Keith Mainwaring is an attractive character with a promising future."
First of a new series from an author whose usual turf is Salt Lake City and its Mormon denizens (The Spoken Word, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GREAT REMINDER by Robert Irvine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 1993

"The Moronis have been livelier and more interesting."
This time out, Salt Lake City detectives Martin Traveler and son Moroni (The Spoken Word, etc.) take on a somber mission for dying Major Lewis Stiles. Read full book review >

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CRIME by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A good man in a very bad world, Lennox deserves a thematically richer novel."
Dime-store psychology and half-baked moralizing undermine this character-driven police procedural. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

All critical cavil (a surfeit of detail, less than elegant writing, etc.) is swept away by the fact that this book addresses a pressing and long-standing need: a full, well-researched, carefully structured biography—in English—of one of the most underrated, unfairly patronized composers of the past 150 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2011

"The tiny type font may put them off at first, but before they finish the first entry they'll be hooked. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
On Jan. 1, 1927, Coco Irvine, almost 13, began a year-long diary of her daily life in St. Read full book review >

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MARABOU STORK NIGHTMARES by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Magical, without a hint of cloying sentiment. (First serial to Grand Street)"
Welsh, Scotland's brightest young literary rebel (The Acid House, stories, p. 181), weighs in with a technically dazzling and emotionally wrenching portrait of working-class youth wasted in an emotional vacuum. Read full book review >

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PILLAR OF FIRE by Robert Irvine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 1995

"Irvine's eccentric, disjointed narrative style is unsettling, but the unique physical and psychological terrain he explores exerts a fascination that holds the reader to the finish."
Once more onto Irvine's turf—Salt Lake City, home to Moroni Traveler, his father, Martin, and the detective agency they share (The Hosanna Shout, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SEX LIVES OF SIAMESE TWINS by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A sometimes pleasurably over-the-top, sometimes simplistic proof that physical and mental health aren't always intertwined."
A rage-fueled gym rat enters into an abusive, symbiotic relationship with an overweight artist in a brash, decidedly Welsh-ian study of body image and media. Read full book review >

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ELLA SARAH GETS DRESSED by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A wonderfully realized artistic conceit with a storyline guaranteed to tickle the fancy of baby fashionistas and their families. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A very determined young lady knows precisely what she wants to wear. Read full book review >