Search Results: "David Plante"


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ABC by David Plante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"About 40 percent of what should have been a terrific novel."
The death of a child commits his grieving father to a pilgrimage of scholarly investigation in this brooding 11th novel from the veteran NBA-nominated author (American Ghosts, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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WORLDS APART by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An understated, observant, and earnest memoir from an acclaimed novelist."
The second installment of American novelist Plante's memoir (Becoming a Londoner, 2013, etc.) of his long love affair with Nikos Stangos (1936-2004), the Greek-born editor of the publishing house Thames and Hudson. Read full book review >

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ANNUNCIATION by David Plante
Released: May 1, 1994

"Excellent intellectual escapism, and classic Plante."
Issues of faith and will are at the center of this meditative tale set in London, New York, and Moscow—a striking work in the author's signature style. Read full book review >

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BECOMING A LONDONER by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A richly detailed document of the London art scene of the '60s and an affecting memoir of the artist as a young man."
A memoir of young love and life among literary lions. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN STRANGER by David Plante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A questing new work from an accomplished writer—elegant, cerebral, not entirely convincing."
The comfortable but unmoored life of a Jewish graduate student "always looking for what was not there" is punctuated by encounters with three men, each challenging in a different way. Can any of them supply what's missing? Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GHOSTS by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A talented writer wrestles with demons, endeavoring to define and thus restrain—if not defeat—them."
From novelist Plante (The Age of Terror, 1999, etc.), an often-lyrical memoir of religion lost, sexual identity discovered, vocation found, and near-madness born of obsession. Read full book review >

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THE FROZEN RABBI by Steve Stern
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ethnic novel with universal implications."
Yes, this is indeed a novel about a frozen rabbi who thaws in the late 20th century after being found by Bernie Karp, of Memphis, Tenn., in his parents' freezer. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY HOME by Russell Plante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A simple tale of a feline's journey that carefully details the plight of stray animals."
An author tells the fictional life story of a real cat he adopted, using his imagination to fill in the blanks. Read full book review >

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MANTIS by Richard La Plante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Creepy, crawly, and, from time to time, a bit scary, but since the killer is so outrageous, it's never really scary enough to make up for being unbelievable."
A by-no-means-harmless, lunatic martial artist—whose role model is one of nature's odder insects—stalks and maybe even snacks on the good citizens of Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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THE RED DAHLIA by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2007

"Just what fans of the British procedural have been praying for while the telly is in summer reruns. "
Half a century after the Black Dahlia murder rocked L.A., a lethal copycat goes to work across the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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STEROID BLUES by Richard La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Sick, raunchy, and educational. (Author tour)"
Teaming for a third time the troubled duo of Philadelphia police detective Bill Fogarty and pathologist/karate master Josef Tanaka (Leopard, 1994; Mantis, 1993), La Plante (the nonfiction Hog Fever, p. 201) adds bodybuilding, sadomasochism, and gender pharmacology to the long parade of grotesques that typify his often derivative but rarely boring thrillers. Read full book review >