Search Results: "Anthony J. Quinn"


BOOK REVIEW

TRESPASS by Anthony J. Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This detective novel about the inescapability of history is itself trapped in the past of the genre."
A kidnapping case in Northern Ireland threatens to unearth long-buried secrets. Read full book review >

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FREYA by Anthony Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"With its busy plot, its drinking and smoking, its crisp wit and contemporary soundtrack (Peggy Lee, 'Winter Weather,' etc.), Quinn's novel delivers evocative, high-quality entertainment that may well leave readers hoping for a sequel."
In 1950s England, an unconventional young woman develops her reputation as a bold journalist while cherishing—and sometimes forfeiting—a profound female friendship. Read full book review >

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ONE MAN TANGO by Anthony Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The voice is unmistakably Quinn's, in spite of (or perhaps because of) celebrity coauthor Paisner (Citizen Koch, 1992, etc.), but that's not necessarily the best thing for the book."
Oscar winner Quinn is back with another exercise in self- revelation, covering some of the same ground as The Original Sin (1972) and bringing his story up to date. Read full book review >

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Behind Closed Doors by Francis Anthony Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"Engaging and often meaningful but lacking polish and balance."
A novel about the travails of the 20th-century Catholic Church, as told through stories of California priests. Read full book review >

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BORDER ANGELS by Anthony Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Quinn (Disappeared, 2012) can't be accused of sentimentality in his portrait of contemporary Northern Ireland, the tough detective who grew up there and the even tougher woman brought there against her will."
A runaway prostitute fights to stay a few steps ahead of a brooding detective and a crime lord in Northern Ireland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A spry exercise in popular science. Can you dig it?"
Explosions, fires, asteroid collisions, predators: there are good reasons to go underground for critters of many descriptions, as this lightly written, pleasant survey reveals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Provocative, maddening, deeply disturbing—a fitting epitaph for a man who in everything he wrote asked Americans to look at their nation's unvarnished reality. (First printing of 100,000)"
From the recently, tragically deceased author of Common Ground (1985), a brilliant but flawed portrait of class warfare in early- 20th-century America. Read full book review >

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FDR by Anthony J. Badger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"Will appeal most to academics and well-read general readers; more casual history buffs may find some of the prose a bit dense."
A leading New Deal scholar summarizes and provides critical analysis of President Roosevelt's groundbreaking initial domestic and foreign initiatives. Read full book review >

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LUCK OF THE DRAW by Anthony J.  Cardieri
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"First-novelist Cardieri, a longtime district superintendent in the Department of Sanitation, goes into overdrive describing dead bodies but stalls out on character and plot development."
A serial killer stalks New York. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS WITHOUT BONES by Anthony J. Martin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2014

"Most scholarly attempts at comedy, including this one, make for a painful experience, but readers who can tolerate the relentlessly glib, jokey prose will learn a great deal about these fascinating, long-dead creatures."
Paleontologist Martin (Environmental Sciences/Emory Univ.; Life Traces of the Georgia Coast: Revealing the Unseen Lives of Plants and Animals, 2013, etc.) has written textbooks, but this is his first work for a popular audience, and his choice to use humor as an educational tool meets with mixed results. Read full book review >

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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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