Search Results: "Dominick Dunne"


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MONEY, MURDER, AND DOMINICK DUNNE by Robert Hofler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A spirited biography of a complicated, combative, self-aggrandizing, and tormented man."
The gossip-filled, star-studded life of a writer who thrived on scandal. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH MONEY by Dominick Dunne
Released: Dec. 15, 2009

"On full display here, Dunne's (Another City, Not My Own, 1997, etc.) jaded eye for the foibles of the ultraspoiled, his stylish wit and eavesdropper's ear—they are among the many reasons he is sorely missed."
A vindictive multibillionairess tries to suppress a seasoned raconteur's lust for life, not to mention his tell-all new novel, in this posthumous roman à clef by Dunne, who died of cancer in August 2009. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The dark thread that underlies the mostly frivolous tales keeps this book on a par with his most successful novels."
From the scrapbooks of the fashionable novelist and magazine writer, a surprisingly forthright memoir that chronicles in snapshots and words decades of earthly delight in Hollywood, months of contrition, and a penitent return to rewarding work. Read full book review >

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A SEASON IN PURGATORY by Dominick Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1993

"But the main pleasures here involve nothing more moving than watching a wily old pro set up characters with as much individuality as ninepins preparatory to bowling them down. (Literary Guild Selection for Summer)"
It's Kennedy-bashing time again, as rich-and-venal chronicler Dunne (An Inconvenient Woman, etc.) drags writer-hero Harrison Burns through 20 years of guilt for having helped our most prominent Irish Catholic family cover up a sex murder by its fair-haired scion. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2001

"Are the scales of justice at work here? Hardly. But Dunne's courtroom tales are a lot more lucid than most judge's instructions to their juries."
Surging reports on high-society murder cases, featuring some of the most seamy and venal behavior this side of Gomorrah, from the man who wrote the book on such doings, Dunne (The Way We Lived Then, 1999, etc.) Read full book review >

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ANNIE DUNNE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Continuous pleasures, of character and language, in a book about life itself, with never a false note."
Second-novelist Sebastian (The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, 1998) returns with a tone-perfect and powerfully engaging tale of a rural spinster who wonders what life can possibly be for. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A treasure trove of early 20th-century political humor and social commentary still relevant today."
A book offers a collection of an American humorist's vivid writings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"A grim and gripping report."
Life within a ``hell and heaven, dungeon and sanctuary'' for the mentally ill, here given the fictitious name of Bedloe State Hospital. Read full book review >

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NEEDLES by Andie Dominick
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Decidedly not for the squeamish."
Iowa essayist Dominick's powerful first book is a harrowingly detailed, compulsively readable memoir of her life as a diabetic. Read full book review >

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Double Wide by Ava Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing, if uneven, portrait of a young woman whose strength of character conquers a harsh environment."
Caught between the callousness of an absent father and the delusions of a troubled mother, a lonely young girl in the 1980s tries to lay claim to her own identity in Dunne's debut novel. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE GODS by Rachel Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Antiheroes carry the day—and maybe save it—in this dark tale of pragmatism and survival."
Five strangers form a tense alliance to stop the release of two gods bound centuries ago in Dunne's debut novel, a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel (2014). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2010

"At once funny and moving—a provocative call for greater involvement with the natural world channeled through a riveting portrait of the author's cherished home region."
Compelling portrait of the not-so-lazy days of summer in an overlooked area of the Jersey shore. Read full book review >