Search Results: "Armand Gunn"


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Bank of The Dragon: The Tale of a Chinatown Banker by Armand Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An engaging black comedy set in the greedy mid-1990s."
In this darkly comic debut novel, an incompetent law-school graduate gets in over his head as counsel to a bank in Houston's Chinatown. Read full book review >

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THE TABLETS by Armand Schwerner
Released: July 1, 1999

"For an audience, by and large, that's already predisposed."
paper 0-943373-56-5 The seriocomic masterwork of the late experimental poet and performer, now published here for the first time in complete form. Read full book review >

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SELECTED SHORTER POEMS by Armand Schwerner
Released: July 1, 1999

"One gets the impression in the poems here—as opposed to those in The Tablets—of an ego that is conformed to its subject (rather than the other way around) with results fertile enough in their conceits to merit our interest."
A good introduction to the work of the late American poet whose experiments with form and tone have won him a reputation as one of the last of the old avant-garde. Read full book review >

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WHERE WOLVES DREAM by Armand Nassery
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A mesmerizing, epic novel."
The debut novel of Iraqi-American author and filmmaker Nassery tells the saga of the troubled past of a man and his country, encompassing half a century and, in the tradition of Homer, merging stories from different perspectives. Read full book review >

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NEW RIVER BLUES by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"As stolid and serviceable as its predecessor (Cool in Tucson, 2008), but not a patch on Gunn's Jake Hines series."
A middling second case for Tucson homicide detective Sarah Burke. Read full book review >

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HUNGERS by Genni Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Inventive if not always complete."
The veteran Canadian novelist and poet follows up her American debut (Tracing Iris, 2003) with stories that show narrative aptitude, a degree of experimentation, and a proclivity for the poetic turn. Read full book review >

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RED MAN DOWN by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2014

"A solid police procedural from Gunn, with enough twists and turns to make it altogether more gripping than her last (The Magic Line, 2012, etc.)."
Tucson police detective Sarah Burke catches a case that may amount to suicide by cop. Read full book review >

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THIS PLACE YOU RETURN TO IS HOME by Kirsty Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A small gem."
A haunting debut collection of 11 stories by New Zealand novelist Gunn (Rain, 1995), most of them portraying unhappy families on the run. —It was a part of the country you forgot about until you were back in the middle of it.— From that opening line, Gunn makes her territory clear: the backwoods of New Zealand is the destination of most of her characters as they attempt to escape into the past. Read full book review >

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SEVENTH-INNING STRETCH by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Why isn't some awards committee handing her a prize?"
For a welcome change, serious crime in Rutherford, Minnesota, is so slow that the gang at the station house—Bo Dooley, Andy Pitman, Clint Maddox, Darrell Betts, Lou French, Kevin Evjan, and Chief of Detectives Jake Hines—are passing the time by jocularly comparing the m.o. of past and recent con artists, with an emphasis on the bodacious babe, the guy with a big nose, and the little girl who are currently working over local convenience stores and sloshed bar patrons. Read full book review >

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CRAZY EIGHTS by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Good trial detail and small-town ambience. And congratulations are in order for Jake, who is about to become a papa."
Jake Hines (Seventh-Inning Stretch, 2002, etc.) revisits an age-old question: Do juries get it right? Read full book review >

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DEATH’S HEAD by David Gunn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2007

"Brutal, ugly, visceral and enthralling: the finest military science-fiction debut in years."
Far-future warrior makes tough choices, wondering whether honor, loyalty and survival are compatible. Read full book review >

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BOSS CUPID by Thom Gunn
Released: April 1, 2000

"A lithe and lyrical volume by a master of contemporary poetry."
Gunn's lengthy and distinguished poetic career includes numerous volumes of poetry and essays, as well as a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lila Acheson Wallace/Reader's Digest Fellowship. Read full book review >