Search Results: "Baxter Clare Trautman"


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The River Within by Baxter Clare Trautman
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"A fresh story weighed down by stale writing."
An unconventional flirtation upends the lives of three women. Read full book review >

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FELLINI by John Baxter
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Utterly lacking in artistry or insight—an unbearably long, trashy tabloid article. (24 pages of b&w photos, not seen)"
An annoying, superficial, and spiteful reductionist biography of the late Italian filmmaker. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Just put on yer five-buckle overshoes, watch where you step, and join the fun. (12 line drawings, not seen) (Author tour)"
Black (Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?, 1994), comic western versifier and former physician to equines, ruminants, and other large domestic animals, rechews his whimsical cud with short pieces originally emanating from the airwaves of NPR. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Walking through Paris with Baxter is really what bien-être is all about."
Memoirist, biographer and translator Baxter (Von Sternberg, 2010, etc.) turns his sensuous walking tours of Paris into the written word, with gratifying results. Read full book review >

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MUNICH AIRPORT by Greg Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This novel is depressing too; the reader is trapped within the consciousness of the narrator just as the narrator is trapped within his life."
A grim parable of familial disconnect and purposeless existence set in a fog-bound German airport over one very long day. Read full book review >

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SAUL AND PATSY by Charles Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Baxter is a master of stealth, easing us by degrees from a world shaped by love toward a creepy nihilism. His deft fusion of a love story with a post-Columbine psychodrama is a major achievement."
What seems like a safe haven for a loving young couple is shattered by a high-school dropout's suicide: Baxter's latest follows The Feast of Love, an NBA finalist in 2000. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fun read for Francophiles, but lacks cohesiveness."
Memoirist and critic Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris, 2011, etc.) chronicles his exploration of France through its cuisine. Read full book review >

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COALESCENT by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Baxter (Evolution, Feb. 2003, etc.) will never win prizes for style, but he's much more convincing when he writes about physical science and engineering (the Manifold series) than biology: Tepid."
First of a new three-book series, Destiny's Children, imagining the future course of human evolution. Read full book review >

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IRON WINTER by Stephen Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Impressive and worthwhile, but even committed readers will be tempted to skim at times."
Final entry in the alternate-world Northland trilogy (Bronze Summer, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"An enjoyable, swift read, and the author's final solution to Archie's wartime dilemma makes it as fun as a work of historical fiction."
Australian transplant and longtime Paris resident Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris, 2011) has spent years trying to discover what it was that changed his grandfather so much when he returned from World War I. Read full book review >

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BUÑUEL by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"Not a tour de force but still a useful primer. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A merely proficient biography of the master director of such Surrealist classics as Un Chien Andalou and Belle de Jour. Read full book review >

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SILVERHAIR by Stephen Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An improbable yarn, stuffed with mammoth facts and lore, that's both absorbing and sometimes affecting."
First of a projected science fiction trilogy from the England-resident author of Moonseed (1998). Read full book review >