Search Results: "Andre Dubus"


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DANCING AFTER HOURS by Andre Dubus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1996

"And so, in Dubus's capable hands, it is."
From Dubus (Selected Stories, 1988), fourteen new pieces that show this stalwart author, more often than not, at his great- hearted best. Read full book review >

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BROKEN VESSELS by Andre Dubus
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 15, 1991

"A beautifully written, moving, and altogether wonderful book."
In his first volume of nonfiction, short-story writer Dubus (The Last Worthless Thing, 1986, etc.) reveals the passions, struggles, and strengths underlying his art, life, and arduous recovery from personal tragedy. Read full book review >

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DIRTY LOVE by Andre Dubus III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"First-rate fiction by a dazzling talent."
Dubus anatomizes personal—especially sexual—relationships brilliantly in these loosely concatenated novellas. Read full book review >

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MEDITATIONS FROM A MOVABLE CHAIR by Andre Dubus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 1998

"Still Dubus is an American original, and his talent continues to surprise. (Author tour)"
This affecting second collection of personal essays from contemporary master of the short story Dubus (Dancing After Hours, 1996, etc.) displays the distinctive direct and elegant style and often reflects the masculine Catholic worldview that inform much of his fiction. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG by Andre Dubus III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"No villains here, but only precisely rendered proof that the road to hell is paved with good intentions."
In an enthralling tragedy built on a foundation of small misfortunes, Dubus (Bluesman, 1993, etc.) offers in detail the unraveling life of a woman who, in her undoing, brings devastation to the families of those in her path. Read full book review >

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TOWNIE by Andre Dubus III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2011

"A striking, eloquent account of growing up poor and of the making of a writer."
A powerful, haunting memoir from acclaimed novelist Dubus III (The Garden of Last Days, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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SHADOW HAWK by Andre Norton
Released: Oct. 12, 1960

"No sissy stuff, this, but rich fare for the avid reader."
A new Phar attempts to reunite the Two Lands of Ancient Egypt and to drive out the usurping Hyksos. Read full book review >

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THE IRON CAGE by Andre Norton
Released: Sept. 1, 1974

"The premise is hardly new, especially to loyal Norton fans; however, in contrast to her other exotic future worlds, this latest presents a bleaker and more chilling prospect."
The People are the umpteenth race of highly evolved (dog/cat/bear-like) animals to populate Norton's fictional planets, and when Jony, of human stock himself, realizes that his friends are about to be captured and exploited by the inhabitants of a visiting starship (also human) he fights to defend them. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE COMMANDS by Andre Norton
Released: June 15, 1934

"A familiar formula — but good reading."
A Graustark type of tale, in which a boy, brought up in ignorance of his royal blood, is spirited off to become the ruler of a virtually unknown Balkan principality. Read full book review >

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OCTAGON MAGIC by Andre Norton
Released: May 15, 1967

"MPSLUGetc, etc. The fantasy flickers briefly but the situation (genteel goodness with an iron spine) is all-too-familiar, the intent all-too-obvious, and Lorrie (with her terror of the boys, her hesitation at crossing a street) is all-too-young for her purported years."
Another exercise in the transubstantiation of time, and there's as much moral as magic to it. Read full book review >

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SCARFACE by Andre Norton
Released: June 15, 1948

"Straight adventure- well done."
Well-sustained, action-packed pirate yarn which should provide good material to bridge that gap for the boys emerging from the comic book stage. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE RAIN by Andre Juillard
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1999

"Only the final, wordy denouement detracts from this otherwise taut and sophisticated tale."
French comics artist Juillard, best known for his graphic novel, The Blue Notebook, here picks up a few characters from that work, and spins off a full-color narrative that's best when he relies strictly on wordless frames. Read full book review >