Search Results: "Christopher A. Bohjalian"


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PAST THE BLEACHERS by Christopher A. Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1992

"Still, a good get-out-your-handkerchief read for ball fans."
From the author of Hangman (1991) and A Killing in the Real World (1988), a tug-at-the-heartstrings baseball novel— authentically moving in places but, finally, too programmatically sentimental. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN by Christopher A. Bohjalian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1991

Second-rate second novel for Bohjalian (A Killing in the Real World, 1988), who moves through the gloom of an oncoming Vermont winter in this distressingly familiar tale about an old house full of malice, and a yuppie couple from New York who move into it with the hope of making a fresh start. Read full book review >

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TRAVEL LIGHT & OTHER STORIES by Christopher A. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Meditative and moving short fiction."
With intelligence and a calm, reflective voice, Taylor's debut collection of nine stories covers a variety of lives and perspectives. Read full book review >

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FINDING HER GONE by Christopher A. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"A fine, magnetic debut novel."
Reclusive psychologist Kit Gillespie muses upon the death of his world-wandering longtime girlfriend Julia in Taylor's (Travel Light & Other Stories, 2013) debut novel. Read full book review >

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McCREPHY'S FIELD by Christopher A. Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

After 24-year-old Joe McCrephy leaves his Ohio cornfield to go to Wyoming, nature takes over: weeds and field flowers replace the corn, attracting birds; then young trees begin to grow, providing cover for a different range of wildflowers and creatures. Read full book review >

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GÁLAPAGOS by Lynne Born Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Well done. (map, diagrams, glossary) (Nonfiction 10-14)"
Subtitled ``Islands of Change,'' this highly readable introduction to the Gal†pagos Islands and the unique plants and animals found there is enhanced by vivid full-color photographs. Read full book review >

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David and Goliath by A. Christopher Oxsen

"A straightforward retelling of a familiar Bible story."
An illustrated children's book focuses on the biblical account of how David defeated Goliath with nothing more than his slingshot. Read full book review >

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WATER WITCHES by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 1995

"Buoyant and brilliant."
The many different elements in this novel—including environmentalists, dowsing, and family loyalty—converge in a smooth and natural flow. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT STRANGERS by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A practical magick horror story with a not-entirely-satisfying resolution."
Bohjalian's (Secrets of Eden, 2010, etc.) latest effort finds its dark magick in a coven of herbalists, ghosts from an air crash and the troubled history of a derelict Victorian house. Read full book review >

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THE BUFFALO SOLDIER by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Another that may be in the Oprah mode, a tale of family torment. But Oprah's picks as a rule have literary merit, and this is no exception. Despite a conventional plot, Bohjalian's characters ring true, and he writes with insight and feeling."
It sounds like a TV movie of the week, but Bohjalian's eighth novel, among them the Oprah-picked Midwives (1997), works hard and pretty successfully to transcend the hackneyed scenario of parents adopting a child after losing their own. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Little style or substance."
Ten years of insubstantial newspaper columns about life in small-town Vermont. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLE BIND by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Ultra-clever, and moving, too."
Psychological thriller, crime novel and "what-if" sequel to The Great Gatsby—with significant twists. Read full book review >