Search Results: "Andrew Blauner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2005

"A solid, entertaining collection recognizing great coaches, and a Beelzebub or two."
An often stellar anthology examining the impact of coaches, with contributors Francine Prose, John Irving and John McPhee, among others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD BOOK by Andrew Blauner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A smug, disappointing collection."
A collection of essays—ranging from brief polemic to biography to short fiction—on the Bible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THEIR LIVES by Andrew Blauner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 23, 2017

"A charming, delightful collection for Beatles fans and music fans in general."
What's your favorite Beatles song? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CENTRAL PARK by Andrew Blauner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2012

"A good anthology for an afternoon's reading in the park."
A leisurely stroll through the park with some agreeably literary companionship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR BOSTON by Andrew Blauner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A worthy and moving but monotonous paean to the resiliency and character of Boston."
In response to the terrorist attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon, editor Blauner (editor: Central Park: An Anthology, 2012, etc.) presents a collection of essays celebrating the City on a Hill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROTHERS by Andrew Blauner
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"An accomplished paean to brotherly love."
Literary notables write about the rough-and-tumble bond between brothers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAN OF THE HOUR by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1999

"But Blauner's last thriller should be out in paperback just in time to read instead. (First printing of 175,000; $250,000 ad/promo budget)"
Taking a page from the Atlanta Olympics, Blauner turns a Coney Island high school teacher into a reluctant hero, and then a mercilessly persecuted suspect, in a terrorist bombing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASINO MOON by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A bloody crime thriller with a human touch."
This vicious tale of Atlantic City mobster mayhem spins like a Ferris wheel gone haywire, clenching readers' stomachs into knots as tight as its plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEBODY by Laurie   Blauner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2002

"Lyrical language applied to so much unleavened gloom and perversity accomplishes only so much: it's not enough."
Mother love is a bitchy, twisted thing in Seattle poet Blauner's debut novel, as it awakens in two daughters all the defensive mechanisms they can muster, especially after Daddy—himself a piece of work—quits the scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"A gripping crime story with an unusually powerful sense of character."
After 20 years in jail for a murder he may not have committed, a man is pursued by the detective who put him away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOW MOTION RIOT by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 1991

"A flawed but powerful debut, then, from a writer to watch."
A young probation officer finds his shining ideals tarnished by a psychotic felon—in an unwieldy but joltingly urban- authentic crime thriller awash in liberal sentiment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROVING GROUND by Peter Blauner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A top-notch crime novel that avoids easy resolutions and is all the better for its unanswered questions."
The murder of a liberal lawyer in Brooklyn puts his Iraq War veteran son and two detectives on a collision course in this complex, character-rich tale. Read full book review >