Search Results: "Bill Flanagan"


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EVENING’S EMPIRE by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Assured, often lyrical and true to the world of the star-maker machinery behind the popular song. A lively complement to Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Mark Hudson's The Music in My Head and Laurence Gonzales's Jambeaux."
Satisfying, near-epic tale of a British rock band, from the fresh young faces of the '60s to the melting-cheese faces of today. Read full book review >

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BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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A&R by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

Debut about the music industry by a writer who's in it and loves it, discords and all. Read full book review >

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NEW BEDLAM by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"While Bobby Kahn isn't precisely Tom Jones, there's a correlation Fielding would have recognized and enjoyed. As will others."
After a deliciously sly novel about the dark side of the music business (A&R, 2000) comes a deliciously sly novel about the underbelly of the TV industry—from someone who's worked both vineyards. Read full book review >

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NEW BEDLAM by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"While Bobby Kahn isn't precisely Tom Jones, there's a correlation Fielding would have recognized and enjoyed. As will others."
After a deliciously sly novel about the dark side of the music business (A&R, 2000) comes a deliciously sly novel about the underbelly of the TV industry—from someone who's worked both vineyards. Read full book review >

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FATHER FLANAGAN LAMENTS by Denny Goetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"Don't expect a Legion of Decency recommendation for this snide condemnation of Catholic corruption from the ecstatic point of view of a heroically flawed protagonist."
In Goetz's debut novel, Father Emery Flanagan, though a venerable and thoughtful priest, wrestles agonizingly with the fleshly temptations and sin surrounding his ministry. Read full book review >

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THE MAPPING OF LOVE AND DEATH by Jacqueline Winspear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2010

"Undemanding fare, with perhaps too many characters whose tragic episodes in their past are exacerbated by family silences."
The long aftermath of murder on a World War I battlefield. Read full book review >

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Love, Bill by Jan Krulick-Belin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2016

"A touching biography of a World War II soldier that unfolds like a mystery."
A woman doggedly investigates the details of her father's life, a man she hardly knew. Read full book review >

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BILL MAULDIN by Todd DePastino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"An engrossing portrait of a cartooning genius."
Entertaining biography of a poor boy who entered the military as a teenager and became perhaps the greatest war cartoonist of all time, thanks to a couple of GIs named Willie and Joe. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Still, for the moment it's the most complete life yet of the man, and though it will at turns puzzle both fans and detractors of Clinton and his legacy, it's well worth reading for all concerned."
An overblown (and this is but the first volume, ending with the crushing defeat of Bush I), often out of tune, but oddly fascinating account of William Jefferson Clinton's pre-White House life and career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2000

"Hartigan depicts Wilson as not only an organizational genius, but also as an amazingly resilient, largely appealing, and otherwise immensely interesting human being."
A readable, informative, succinct, respectful, but nonreverential biography of Bill Wilson (1895-1971), the guiding spirit and organizer of Alcoholics Anonymous, the hugely successful (millions of members in 140 countries) Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Elaine Landau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A simply phrased, heavily illustrated introduction to our 42nd president, focusing on his youth and political career but also covering, albeit briefly, his adult private life. Read full book review >