Search Results: "Anthony Doerr"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"Don't leave for Rome without it."
A young novelist observes the Eternal City with a fresh eye. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Doerr captures the sights and sounds of wartime and focuses, refreshingly, on the innate goodness of his major characters."
Doerr presents us with two intricate stories, both of which take place during World War II; late in the novel, inevitably, they intersect. Read full book review >

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MEMORY WALL by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Doerr (Four Seasons in Rome, 2007, etc.) moves the reader gracefully from place to place (the stories span four continents), from incident to incident, and from memorable character to memorable character by focusing on small acts that have larger resonances."
A collection of six stories—at least one long enough to be considered a novella—that illustrate Doerr's sparse style, command of language and mastery of characterization. Read full book review >

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ABOUT GRACE by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"A bold attempt, nevertheless, by a gifted writer whose own future looms promisingly indeed."
A compelling protagonist and a lyrical style grounded in precise observation of the physical world: these are the hallmarks of Idaho author Doerr's complex, ambitious first novel. Read full book review >

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THE SHELL COLLECTOR by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"The best new book of short fiction since Andrea Barrett's Ship Fever. Keep your eye on Doerr."
This striking debut collection of eight stories offers several boldly imagined and scrupulously detailed explorations of the mysteries inherent in both the natural world and human interconnection. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BEST by Davene Fahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A worthy topic but no more than a discussion starter, as it's too bland to make much of an impression on its own. (afterword, with URLs) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An earnestly lifeless infodump featuring a child with a spectrum disorder who occasionally misbehaves but, mirabile dictu, can play piano like a pro. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BLUNT by Miranda Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many books recount Blunt's espionage; this one is a complete biography that does him justice. (16 illustrations)"
British journalist Carter limns the complex life and fascinating times of the eminent art historian best known for being exposed in 1979 as a former Soviet spy. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"For those who read Trollope for pleasure or from curiosity, in comfortable chairs without taking notes. (Fifty photographs.)"
English literary biographer Glendinning (Rebecca West, 1987, etc.) claims here that she has ``never been so happy researching and writing any book''—a pleasure she conveys to the reader in this first life of Trollope by a woman, and first popular biography of the recent, primarily scholarly, Trollope revival (e.g., N. John Hall's Trollope, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BURGESS by Roger Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2004

"Trenchant and dogged, expunging the biographer of a 20-year anxiety of influence."
Loquacious portraitist Lewis (The Real Life of Laurence Olivier, 1997, etc.) leaves no stone unturned in his obsessive and hardly sympathetic life of the tortured author of A Clockwork Orange. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 5, 1988

"Bibliography of sources; index; selections from the Fugitive Slave Act."
Part history, part fictionalized narrative: the story of a runaway slave who was returned from Boston to his master in Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY POWELL by Michael Barber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Amazingly dull for such a relatively short text concerning a group of brilliant artists during a lively cultural period."
Dreary biography of the writer best known for his 12-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time. Read full book review >