Search Results: "Bili Morrow Shelburne"


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CLEMMIE by Bili Morrow Shelburne
Released: May 1, 2012

"A fluid narrative that weaves through memory and time and an in-depth character study of a woman's journey to recover herself."
A young woman with no memory of her history or how she got to Still Waters Mental Hospital struggles to uncover the traumas of her past and solve the mystery of who she is. Read full book review >

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COLLATERAL JUSTICE by Bili Morrow Shelburne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This noir-shadowed melodrama's realistic characters will hold readers' interest."
In Shelburne's (Clemmie, 2012, etc.) novel, a man reluctantly returns to his small, Southern hometown for his estranged mother's funeral and becomes inextricably caught up in the lives of his former childhood friends. Read full book review >

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GALAPAGOS REGAINED by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Prolix and period-appropriate language lends humor and an arch, Thackeray-esque tone but palls after hundreds of pages wherein the plot flags and the characters never truly reveal themselves."
Following in Darwin's footsteps, an actress leads an expedition to Galapagos. Read full book review >

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BIBLE STORIES FOR ADULTS by James Morrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 1996

"A splendidly provocative series of engagements for supple and enquiring minds; mandatory for fanatics of any stripe."
Twelve tales, 198494, drawn from various publications, by the author of Towing Jehovah (1994), etc. The main thrust here isn't always biblical, though satire looms large—along with dollops of ironic, iconoclastic, or subversive wit. Read full book review >

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SHAMBLING TOWARDS HIROSHIMA by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Preposterous but somehow almost plausible, skillfully mingling real and imaginary characters with genuinely hilarious moments."
From Morrow (The Philosopher's Apprentice, 2008, etc.), a sharp-edged, delightfully batty novella that denounces the atomic bombing of Japan during World War II. Read full book review >

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EDWARD'S PORTRAIT by Barbara Morrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A spirited bit of social history. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An itinerant daguerreotypist is coming to town, and Pa is taking the family, including young Edward and the baby, to have their portraits made. Read full book review >

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THE UNINNOCENT by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"The eeriness of these stories grows overly familiar, but there's no question Morrow knows how to conjure a mood."
A set of neo-Gothic tales that seek out the line between sanity and madness in modern suburbia. Read full book review >

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CITY OF TRUTH by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Raspingly satirical black comedy collides with ironic tear- jerker: an incongruous, unsettling amalgam that turns out less effective than either one alone might have done."
Morrow continues to mine his deep but narrow vein (love/hate, lies/truth, destruction/rebirth) in this sometimes hilarious, illustrated novella—an oddball counterpart to his earlier novel, The Continent of Lies (1984). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Previous high standards maintained, with Warren as the nonfictional benchmark and plenty of varied, absorbing fiction."
The Science Fiction Writers of America's choices for the best science fiction and fantasy stories of 1992: three stories, five novelettes, a novella, two poems, two tributes (the late Donald A. Wolheim, of DAW books; a Grand Master award for Lester del Rey) and two overviews. Read full book review >

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TRINITY FIELDS by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Morrow's poetic prose, the stark emotions it reveals, and the effortless interweaving of personal and political themes give his novel a simple grandeur. (35,000 first printing; author tour)"
Morrow (The Almanac Branch, 1991, etc.) situates a fragile story of friendship within an imposing political conflict to create a classic American tale of epic proportions. Read full book review >

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THE PHILOSOPHER’S APPRENTICE by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tips its hat with style to Mary Shelley and George Bernard Shaw."
Arch-satirist Morrow (The Last Witchfinder, 2006, etc.) turns in a tumultuous take on humanity, philosophy and ethics that is as hilarious as it is outlandish. Read full book review >