Search Results: "August McLaughlin"


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IN HER SHADOW by August McLaughlin
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"An engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues."
McLaughlin's debut thriller tells a story of dark family secrets. Read full book review >

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NEO-HISTORY by August Hock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A thought-provoking concept for a mystery novel, but with little action to support it."
A Georgetown private investigator searches for a dead professor's last manuscript in Hock's (Jumbled Marionette Strings, 2013) second novel. Read full book review >

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Released: July 18, 2007

"A splendid debut."
The London Times' former Beijing correspondent relates his growing obsession with the case of an enormously wealthy criminal whose whereabouts keenly interested the Chinese authorities. Read full book review >

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SALLIES, ROMPS, PORTRAITS, AND SEND-OFFS by August Kleinzahler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 9, 2017

"Tasty literary assessments served with a dollop of gossip."
A noted poet opines on other writers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2004

"High and low, crushing and comic, indelible as India ink."
Poet Kleinzahler (Green Sees Things in Waves, 1998, etc.) adeptly and frankly chronicles episodes from a strange, unenviable life. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A useful and unpretentious contribution to the history of publishing. (Sixty-four personal, even idiosyncratic, b&w illustrations)"
The director emeritus of the University of California Press (now in its centennial year) offers informal reminiscences about the press's evolution into a major academic house. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by August Heckscher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

"A familiar, but convincing and sympathetic, argument for Wilson's greatness as presidential innovator and world statesman. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
A long, appreciative biography of Wilson that details the warm private man as well as the towering public figure; from former journalist and N.Y.C. Parks Commissioner Heckscher (St. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1998

"But his funky rhythms and itinerant sights support a wildly original vision."
Kleinzahler's fourth book relies on a wealth of voices and styles, from the hipster's scatty lingo to the three-chord cadences of rock-'n—-roll; his sense of absence in the bleak West recalls the withered artistry of Sam Shepard, while his urban talkers sound like Mamet's sharp chatterers. Read full book review >

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SCORED by Lauren McLaughlin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"The bold, aggressive narrative condemns both No Child Left Behind-style testing and current financial policies, cautioning about what could happen to social mobility in the face of stark inequity. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Everyone is a number in a dystopian near-future in which lives are determined by a corporation's surveillance-driven scores. Read full book review >

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SEX TOYS OF THE GODS by Christian McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1997

"A good-natured, unapologetically shallow Cinderella story with X-rated interludes."
Scriptwriter McLaughlin toils earnestly to pack sex, sensationalism, and B-list names into his follow-up to Glamourpuss (1994): Here, a wide-eyed Hollywood newcomer finds love, work, and a rock star for a best friend. Read full book review >