Search Results: "Brian Francis Slattery"


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LOST EVERYTHING by Brian Francis Slattery
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 10, 2012

"An intriguing but ultimately unfocused novel."
Slattery (Liberation, 2008, etc.), coeditor of The New Haven Review literary journal, produces a grim tale that takes place in a disaster-stricken, war-torn United States. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY HIGHTOWER by Brian Francis Slattery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This is a splendid story filled with betrayal and disaster. Readers prone to schadenfreude will find it doubly delicious."
A tale dripping with blood and money in a family that's far more fun to read about than it would be to live with. Read full book review >

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SPACEMAN BLUES by Brian Francis Slattery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Pynchon crossed with Steinbeck, painted by Dali: Impossible to summarize, swinging from the surreal to the hyper-real, a brilliantly handled, tumultuous yarn that, for all its blazing pyrotechnics, has but a single point to make."
Connecticut resident Slattery's debut is a kaleidoscopic celebration of the immigrant experience thinly disguised as science fiction. Read full book review >

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FRUIT by Brian Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2004

"A lovely and odd take on a time many of us would just as soon forget."
Peter is an average eighth grader, except that his nipples are speaking to him. Read full book review >

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EVEN MONEY by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"A blissfully satisfying blend of suspense, revenge and horse-racing info in a multilayered mystery that's presumably Felix Francis's distinctive contribution to his father's legendary series."
The father-and-son Francis team (Silks, 2008, etc.) turn their attention to the most reviled members of the horse-racing fraternity: on-site bookmakers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1996

"Full- color illustrations, while offering visual information diorama- style, do not enliven matters. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Subtitled ``The Story of Newgrange,'' this is an account of a Stone Age burial site over 5,000 years. Read full book review >

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DEAD HEAT by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Clunky expository dialogue tells you more than you probably want to know about food preparation and concertizing. But the mystery is engaging, and durable Max is a worthy addition to Francis's gallery of racetrack detectives."
Legendary racing-mystery master Francis (Shattered, 2000, etc.) partners with son Felix to bring mayhem of many kinds to the Newmarket track. Read full book review >

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BONECRACK by Dick Francis
Released: May 17, 1972

"You'll like these sons of sons and the gentle moral message."
Neil Griffon, who had broken with his father altogether as a youngster and made it on his own, is forced to take over the old man's training stables when the latter is hospitalized. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT INLAND SEA by David Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"Spare prose, startling images and an emotional landscape as harsh as the setting."
A bleak coming-of-age debut set in 1940s New South Wales. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"A brilliant personal view of why we read and why we should."
In his first book (I May Be Some Time, 1997), journalist Spufford won acclaim for examining the English imagination; now he illuminates his own with verve and intimacy. Read full book review >

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EDEN PALMS MURDER by Dorothy Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2008

"Loving descriptions of Key West are the best part of this forgettable whodunit from Francis (Cold-Case Killer, 2007, etc.)."
An invitation to spend some time in Key West turns a singer/songwriter into an amateur sleuth. Read full book review >