Search Results: "Daniel Woodrell"


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DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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THE ONES YOU DO by Daniel Woodrell
Released: April 16, 1992

"Characters as screwy and dangerous as any in Elmore Leonard, and a sense of pace and language that never warns you whether a scene or sentence will end in a burst of poetry or bullets."
When his songstress wife Randi Tripp, the 'Bama Butterfly, runs out on him with $47,000 he's been holding for Lunch Pumphrey, sodden patriarch John X. Shade takes off with his ten-year-old daughter Etta for St. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF SWEET MISTER by Daniel Woodrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2001

"Such narration carries this novel—and it's a weighty, worthwhile load."
A long-suffering kid draws the bars of his own cage, in Woodrell's tender and downright merciless seventh novel (after Tomato Red, 1998). Read full book review >

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THE OUTLAW ALBUM by Daniel Woodrell
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"Hard words and harsh trials from a writer who knows all too well the frozen ground he occupies."
Twelve spare, haunting and brutal slices of country noir from the genre's most gifted practitioner. Read full book review >

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WINTER’S BONE by Daniel Woodrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Every bit as good as Woodrell's icy The Death of Sweet Mister (2001)—in other words, about as good as it gets."
A stoical Appalachian girl strives to rescue her family from her father's criminal legacy in Woodrell's bleak, mean, gripping eighth novel. Read full book review >

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THE MAID'S VERSION by Daniel Woodrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A commanding fable about trespass and reconstruction from a titan of Southern fiction."
A grandson becomes obsessed with his grandmother's story about a small-town disaster from many years ago. Read full book review >

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TOMATO RED by Daniel Woodrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"Woodrell's sorry country folk —live fast— and —learn slow,— as Jamalee puts it, and their tale provides lots of low comedy—and no small amount of pathos."
Woodrell's second book, Woe to Live On (1987), is being filmed by Ang Lee, and the author seems to have pitched this, his sixth low-down and dirty novel, to the big screen: his no-account characters and their dumb-as-a-stump doings have that over-the-top quality that transfers neatly to the movies; and his downbeat ending, with its teenaged femme fatale, is pure Hollywood noir. Read full book review >

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GIVE US A KISS by Daniel Woodrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1996

"That aside, Woodrell elbows his way to the forefront of tough-guy fiction and maybe even bestseller lists."
In his fifth novel full of ``quick, terrible rough-stuff,'' Woodrell (The Ones You Do, 1992, etc.) makes it clear he's itching to escape the confines of genre fiction: that, like his Ozark-bred novelist-protagonist, he's hoping for that breakout book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >