Search Results: "Don Alberts"


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THE RUSHING by Don Alberts
Released: May 17, 2010

"A scattered, Beat-inspired novel featuring the best-laid schemes of jazz festivals and frenzied fixes gone awry."
Alberts' debutnovel tells a story based on the true journeys of jazz artists and junkies in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF LAND IN SHELBY by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

Plowing through years of accumulated resentments and frustrations within a Vermont family, second-novelist Alberts (Tempting Fate, 1987) touches every grim aspect of backwoods New England reality as the offspring of a damaged marriage grow up in the shadow of their mistreatment as children. Read full book review >

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FAULT LINE by Laurie Alberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2004

"An American life from the 1970s, with all its crucifying reverb."
Queasy-making memoir from novelist Alberts (Lost Daughters, 1999, etc.) about two damaged souls who first met while he was at Harvard and she was a suburban high-schooler. Read full book review >

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LOST DAUGHTERS by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 1999

Lies that preoccupy, obsess, and eventually distort inform Alberts's (The Price of Land in Shelby, 1996, etc.) tale of a mother and her daughter. Read full book review >

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LAST RIGHTS by Heath D. Alberts
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 26, 2013

"A feverish, demanding story that's refreshingly new."
Alberts (The Battery Man, 2013) envisions a bleak future in which the rich may legally buy the poor like cattle. Read full book review >

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PLAYING UNTIL DARK by John R. Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Remarkable poetry, good for the body and mind."
Free-wheeling yet carefully wrought, this free verse collection is a joyful reminder that, at its best, poetry is music. Read full book review >

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A WELL-MADE BED by Abby Frucht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A weighty tale that keeps the reader intrigued and entranced despite an uneven ending."
Two women, both touched by tragedy, find themselves bonding over cocaine, betrayal, loneliness, and cheese. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT SILKY SULLIVAN by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 1995

"Originally, the most impressive stories here—some of which first appeared in American Fiction and Nimrod—read like small novels, by turns lyrical and gritty."
A debut collection of six stories from Alberts (the novel Tempting Fate, 1987)—a writer especially good at weaving together, in a few pages, a saatisfying tapestry of voice, character, situation, and detail. Read full book review >

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NOT ON THE LIST by Heath D. Alberts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"Audiences will be guessing not just who the murderer is, but what kind of craziness lurks around the corner."
The latest from Alberts (Photographic Memory, 2014, etc.) sees a motley collection of detectives, special operatives, and imaginary beings investigate a murder that has displeased Death itself. Read full book review >

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Photographic Memory by Heath D. Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2014

"This novel has a devilishly clever gimmick and a plot to go with it; worth a read, despite its flaws."
A mystery that toggles between centuries and pits present-day antiquarians against a 19th-century serial killer—with a ghost thrown in for good measure. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Suitable for avid younger historians and older reluctant readers. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Traditional journalistic questions are applied to Abraham Lincoln's assassination and funeral, as well as the roundup and executions of John Wilkes Booth and his associates. Read full book review >