Search Results: "DeWitt S. Copp"


BOOK REVIEW

A MATTER OF CONCEALMENT by DeWitt S. Copp
Released: March 20, 1989

An American flyer sneaks into Nazi Germany on the trail of a treacherous State Department employee who plans to assassinate F.D.R., by the author of A Different Kind of Rain, 1978, and The Far Side, 1975. Read full book review >

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SONS OF THE MORNING by DeWitt S. Copp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 1992

"Amusing characters, hair-raising situations, and loads of period charm more than atone for plot coincidences and a faintly disappointing denouement."
The last notations of an explorer who vanished in darkest Canada pass from hand to hand, traveling from Quebec to Nazi Germany to the postwar US, making mischief wherever they go—in a WW II thriller by the author of A Matter Of Concealment (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SORROW’S COMPANY by DeWitt Henry
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2001

"Powerful, wrenching, illuminating, and lovely."
More than a dozen essayists struggle with illness, death, loss, love, and survival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDERMAJORDOMO MINOR by Patrick deWitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"For fans of the books of Neil Gaiman, the films of M. Night Shyamalan, and similar fabulisms."
"A modesty of appetite represents a paucity of heart": a sometimes bibulous, occasionally violent, well thought through modern take on folkloric storytelling. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOPE AFTER FAITH by Jerry DeWitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"For true believers only—in atheism, that is. Students of the business of religion will find only occasional pearls."
Middling account of an evangelical's 180, written with the assistance of co-author Brown (Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 1998

"Fine personal writings, to be published for Father's Day, that deserve a wide audience."
These essays by writers including Rick Bass, Alan Cheuse, Nicholas Delbanco, Mark Pendergrast, and editors McPherson (Crabcakes, 1998, etc.) and Henry (founding editor of Ploughshares magazine), among others, strike deep into the heart of issues spanning both nurture and gender relations, and represent some of the best recent writing about manhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST SAMURAI by Helen DeWitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Unabashedly over the top at times but, still, a saga that gives rise to as much amusement as it does sober reflection. A promising start, indeed."
In a witty, wacky, and endlessly erudite debut, DeWitt assembles everything from letters of the Greek alphabet to Fourier analysis to tell the tale of a boy prodigy, stuffed with knowledge beyond his years but frustrated by his mother's refusal to identify his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick deWitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"DeWitt creates a homage to life in the Wild West but at the same time reveals its brutality."
A calmly vicious journey into avarice and revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABLUTIONS by Patrick deWitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"A novel of great pain and loneliness, at times lyrical, at times turgid."
In deWitt's debut novel, a Hollywood bartender reviews his life, both professional and romantic, and ultimately finds there's no "there" there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINGERPRINTS AND FACELIFTS by Rick Copp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Copp (The Actor's Guide to Greed, 2005, etc.) provides too much backstory and too many suspects for the Dolls' debut to slide down as easily as it might."
Three aging but beautiful ex-detectives reunite when a menace from their past threatens their children. Read full book review >

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PRECIOUS CARGO by David DeWitt
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"An amazing journey, though the organization is meandering and digressive—frequently scattershot but ultimately satisfying."
New Mexico-based food researcher and author DeWitt (The Essential Hot Spice Guide, 2013, etc.) traces the Earth-changing ramifications of the "Columbian Exchange," which brought indigenous American foods like chili peppers, maize and turkey back to the Old World and transformed the world's diet. Read full book review >