Search Results: "Andrew Miller"


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THE CROSSING by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"In pristine, elegant prose, Miller creates an indelible portrait of a mysterious woman and her tragic quest."
The fantastic voyage of a haunted woman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"A championship effort by two men who can rightfully lay claim to having written the book on ESPN."
The massive, eagerly anticipated oral history of ESPN. Read full book review >

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THE OPTIMISTS by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Beautifully written, astutely observed, and as maddeningly inconclusive as life itself. Miller remains a gifted, thoughtful writer in search of stronger plot lines."
Booker- and Whitbread-shortlisted Miller (Oxygen, 2002, etc.) follows the shell-shocked wanderings of a British photographer haunted by an African massacre. Read full book review >

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If Only The Names Were Changed by Andrew Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2016

"A forthcoming but ultimately disappointing tale of a writer's path to mental health."
A memoir that recounts a life of chemical dependency and emotional tumult. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA IN LOVE by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Another moving, persuasive and satisfying tale from the most original historical novelist now working. (First printing of 35,000; $50,000ad/promo; author tour)"
A richly imagined historical entertainment, capturing both the gaudy, amoral life of mid-18th-century London and the character of one of history's most famous Lotharios. Read full book review >

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INGENIOUS PAIN by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"The result is a mere accumulation of arresting incidents rather than the taut, haunting story it could well have been."
Miller's debut, an unusual but uneven cautionary tale cloaked in a historical novel, features a cold-blooded English surgeon, literally a freak of nature, who works wonders in the mid-18th century until being spectacularly undone by his pride. Read full book review >

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OXYGEN by Andrew Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Consistently interesting, but it doesn't add up to much. Miller does seem more at home in the 18th century."
With compassionate intensity, British author Miller explores the ostensibly entangled lives of four people struggling to slip the bonds of their several obsessions and obligations (and thus "breathe" freely). Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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Released: April 26, 1989

According to Miller (Rhetoric/Berkeley) and Goldblatt, there are "millions" of intelligent, college-educated, idealistic men and women ages 22-39 who have opted out of the quest for careers, money, and status. Read full book review >

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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >