Search Results: "Bruce DeSilva"


BOOK REVIEW

BRUCE by Peter Ames Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An epic look at the man and his music."
A painstakingly traced chronicle of the remarkable career of powerhouse proletarian rocker Bruce Springsteen. Read full book review >

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PROVIDENCE RAG by Bruce DeSilva
Released: March 11, 2014

"DeSilva, drawing on a real-life case, pours on the ethical complications with such unrelenting suspense that you'll be glad you don't live in Rhode Island. Only the last few chapters are a letdown from the general excellence."
DeSilva's third visit to Rhode Island tracks the potentially dire consequences of trying a 15-year-old killer as a juvenile instead of locking him up and throwing away the key. Read full book review >

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CLIFF WALK by Bruce DeSilva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"As in Mulligan's hard-nosed debut, the real star here is Providence, which the author knows intimately."
Fresh from the Most Corrupt State competition comes a second persuasive entry that links pretty much every citizen of Providence to a child-snuff-porn ring. Read full book review >

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A SCOURGE OF VIPERS by Bruce DeSilva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"The mystery this time is no more than a pendant to a frantic, funny, unsparing account of the corrosive power of big money on print journalism, state government and the fragile souls who fill out the cast. Enjoy it on those terms, and you'll be sorry when it's over."
A fourth chapter in the race to the bottom between the state of Rhode Island and Providence Dispatch reporter Liam Mulligan (Providence Rag, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE DREAD LINE by Bruce DeSilva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Though all three cases are wound up less convincingly than they're laid out, fans of DeSilva's cleareyed, heartfelt anatomy of crime and punishment in Rhode Island won't mind a bit."
Getting fired from the Providence Dispatch has done nothing to lighten Liam Mulligan's workload; the first chronicle of his work as a part-time private eye piles no fewer than three cases on his back. Read full book review >

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ROGUE ISLAND by Bruce DeSilva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Mulligan is the perfect guide to a town in which the only ways to get things done are to be connected to the right people or to grease the right palms."
The smallest state bursts with crime, corruption, wisecracks and neo-noir atmosphere in DeSilva's blistering debut. Read full book review >

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BRUCE CHATWIN by Nicholas Shakespeare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"An unflinching reconstruction of a singular writer's scorching trajectory through life: Speed makes it concise; fate makes it haunting. (Family tree, photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An ingenious, outsize myth-meets-facts "life and works" of the charismatic global citizen and compulsive tale-teller. Read full book review >

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HOTEL BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A merry, witty celebration of chaos and grumpiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cantankerous bear's home is once again wrested from his control. Read full book review >

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MOTHER BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A crotchety bear unwillingly raises four goslings. Read full book review >

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LUCKY BRUCE by Bruce Jay Friedman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A life story that consistently charms with candor and the seasoned wit of a master storyteller who's certainly been around the block."
The hilariously juicy memoir of a successful novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Read full book review >

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BRUCE THE BALDING MOOSE by Corinne Mellor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Imaginative, not sturdy. (Pop-up. 4-7)"
Bruce The Balding Moose ($13.99; Nov. 1996; 20 pp.; 0-8037-2064-5): Bruce is bald because his antlers have fallen off again—an annual event, to be sure, but this time it coincides with a big dance. Read full book review >

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Bruce Walker Travel Adventures by Bruce Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2015

"A gentle and quiet real-life adventure."
In Walker's first book, readers are invited to join him on an autobiographical travelogue as he takes a meandering course across the heart of Canada. Read full book review >