Search Results: "Charles Frazier"


BOOK REVIEW

COLD MOUNTAIN by Charles Frazier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"A promising but overlong, uneven debut. (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
A grim story about a tough, resourceful Southern family in the Civil War is somewhat submerged by the weight of lyrical detail piled on the tale, and by the slow pace of the telling. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN MOONS by Charles Frazier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"One of the great Native American - and American - stories, and a great gift to all of us, from one of our very best writers."
The recent resurgence in historical fiction arguably dates from the critical and popular success of North Carolinian Charles Frazier's memorable first novel, Cold Mountain. Read full book review >

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NIGHTWOODS by Charles Frazier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Where his debut (Cold Mountain, 1997) won the literary lottery as an award-winning popular blockbuster, this suggests that Frazier is more than a one-hit wonder."
A Southern gothic narrative that's strong on characters and backwoods atmosphere but undermined by literary affectation. Read full book review >

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HANK FINDS INSPIRATION by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley and his snake friend Hank return in this beautifully illustrated and eloquently told tale of discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY GOES FOR A DRIVE by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Children may never view a spotted cow the same way again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Stanley goes for a drive in his old red pickup on a dried-out, brown-as-dirt summer day, he's not thinking about much. Read full book review >

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DEAD COPY by Kit Frazier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Gratingly cute, with a wisecrack or metaphor in every other sentence and a good-looking guy in every chapter."
A sassy obit writer smart-mouths her way into trouble. Read full book review >

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LOTS OF DOTS by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Zingy and crisp, joyful and sprightly, this is one outstanding read. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In his gamesome new work, Frazier shows how one shape—the simple dot—creates and shapes our world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEE & BIRD by Craig Frazier
ADVENTURE
Released: May 10, 2011

"Still, pleasant and cheery, it is an interesting and urbane read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A bee and bird travel from tree and truck to boat and beehive; the likable pair are the perfect guides to this wordless work on perspective. Read full book review >

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STANLEY GOES FISHING by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"A visual conundrum that accentuates the 'art' of looking at the world in different ways. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Stanley, a fellow who sees things differently, as in his two previous stories, Stanley Goes for a Drive (2005) and Stanley Mows the Lawn (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I MARRIED VIETNAM by Sandie Frazier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"A promising and unusual debut."
Tale of a Vietnam vet from the point of view of his long-suffering wife, in an apparently autobiographical first novel from a Chicago writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY by Ian Frazier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1994

"An object lesson in the pitfalls of writing a family history for anyone other than your family. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The grand sweep of American history is writ small in this family history/memoir by humorist Frazier (Great Plains, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERLASTING by Angie Frazier
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"However, Camille is a nicely realized character—vulnerable yet determined—and the supernatural elements wrapped up in her background are a pleasantly chilling touch. (Historical fantasy. 12-18)"
In 1855, the daughter of a well-to-do San Francisco merchant embarks on one final sea voyage with her father before she is to be married. Read full book review >