Search Results: "Brady Udall"


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THE MIRACLE LIFE OF EDGAR MINT by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"A remarkably assured debut novel that brings to life a unique world, tells its story with skill, and remains enthralling throughout. A bit of a miracle in its own right."
A picaresque, coming-of-ager by Udall (stories: Letting Loose the Hounds, 1997) invokes nearly every archetype of the genre while still managing to be fresh and vigorous, and unveiling a rarely seen slice of American life in the process. Read full book review >

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LETTING LOOSE THE HOUNDS by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"He remains a writer worth watching. (Author tour)"
Eleven polished stories, a few of which have appeared in GQ and Playboy, that insist on their rawness and grit but seem to involve lots of writing-school posturing about cowboy life out in Utah, Texas, and Arizona. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY POLYGAMIST by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2010

"Fans of the HBO series Big Love will be pleased to see an alternate take on the multi-household problem, and lovers of good writing will find this a pleasure, period."
Unhappy families are different, quoth Leo Tolstoy—even when they're headed by the same patriarch, the situation from which Udall's (The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, 2001, etc.) latest unfolds. Read full book review >

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THE MARINE by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2003

"Brady enfacts novels, gives them sweep and action, but stylelessly so."
Brady balances his glitterati-clotted, high-fashion Hampton novels (Gin Lane, 1998) with blood-and-guts war stories full of bitter ass-hauling and despair. Read full book review >

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MUZZLED by Eileen Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Kate's debut has plenty to offer pet lovers and mystery mavens alike."
A veterinarian moves to a small town whose residents have plenty to hide. Read full book review >

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MARTHA WASHINGTON by Patricia Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2005

"Engaging study of a vibrant woman."
In a short, admirable biography, Brady—who has edited several books about Nelly Custis Lewis, Martha Washington's granddaughter—recreates the life and loves of America's original first lady. Read full book review >

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KADDISH IN DUBLIN by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Finely written, intellectually complex—and further proof of Brady's ear for dialogue and skill in pricking the conscience of a country."
Sergeant Matt Minogue, of Dublin's Murder Squad (Unholy Ground, etc.), and his superior, Inspector James Kilmartin, are lobbed a political hot-potato: the possibly religiously motivated killing of the son of Chief Justice Fine, a prominent Irish Jew. Read full book review >

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BLEEDOUT by Joan Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Strong characters (Marion and Hugh), tricky cases, and some sharp description win out over the clichés and stereotypes lurking in the background."
Thriller about a blind Illinois lawyer and his protégé hits more often than it misses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A brisk, lighthearted travelogue with an exuberant guide."
What dead American presidents reveal "about ourselves, our history, and how we imagine our past and future." Read full book review >

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UNHOLY GROUND by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Brady is a master of the telling detail, and within the framework of the political novel, has created memorable characters, most especially the estimable Minogue."
Dublin's answer to Maigret, Sergeant Matt Minogue (introduced in the provocative A Stone of the Heart, 1988), in trying to sort out the murder by strangling of a rambling tippler, 73-year-old Englishman Arthur Combs, finds himself in the middle of a WW II spy cover-up involving MI6. Read full book review >