Search Results: "Don Jeffries"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Gritty and unsentimental, but adamant in the conviction that there is always hope: as such, indispensable ammunition in the fight against addiction."
Deeply moving account of a voyage into and out of the hell of uppers and downers. Read full book review >

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THE JEFFRIES AFFAIR by John Sherwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"A commendable white-collar crime tale despite its occasional flaws."
In Sherwood's debut thriller, a businessman's attempt to launder embezzled money puts other people in danger, including his old high school friend. Read full book review >

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Released: May 3, 2012

"Split between old and new, this translation seeks a niche audience."
This new translation of the beloved classic attempts to return to the roots of its earliest English translation. Read full book review >

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DON HO: by Don with Jerry Hopkins Ho
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"Don Ho lovers rejoice; this colorful coffee table book is everything readers could possibly want from an autobiography of this Hawaiian treasure."
Loa maika'i eluhelu e pili ana no Don Ho. (Possible grammar issues notwithstanding, that's Hawaiian for “A very good book about Don Ho.”) Read full book review >

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DON GIOVANNA by Amanda Prantera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"With little decoration and an easy touch, Prantera offers a charming, if limited, comedy of matured love and virtuous compromise."
Prantera (Letter to Lorenzo, 1999, etc.) gathers a middle-aged cast of characters to enact an amateur version of Mozart's well-known opera, touching with gentle humor on that work's themes of the heart's durable passion in competition with the mortal limits of body and time. Read full book review >

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DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >

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DON CARLOS by Thorvald Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1998

"One hopes its sequel will arrive here soon."
justify yes* Don Carlos ($21.95; paper $12.95; Feb. 4, 1998; 1-55713-357-3; paper 1-55713-356-5): The eponymous ``Don Carlos'' is the young Charles Darwin, who is observed with a mixture of respect and bafflement by an Italian immigrant to Argentina, in this first of two sequential novels (its companion, Giovanni, is forthcoming) by an acclaimed Norwegian writer. Read full book review >

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ANDY AND DON by Daniel de Visé
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The author's affection for his principals permeates all, brightening the dark corners and dulling the jagged edges."
Veteran journalist de Visé (co-author, with Su Meck: I Forgot to Remember, 2014) returns with a plethora of memories about actors Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, who propelled The Andy Griffith Show to enormous popularity in the 1960s.Read full book review >

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DON QUIXOTE IN EXILE by Peter Furst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Peter'' visits (especially Monaco and Yugoslavia) are evoked with specificity and authority, but the character himself, despite occasional outbursts of iconoclastic wit, seems too morose and too passive a recorder to be a protagonist in whom many readers will take much interest."
Don Quixote In Exile ($39.95; paper $15.95; June 1996; 260 pp. 0-8101-1447-X, paper 0-8101-1448-8) This presumably autobiographical novel describes the extended odyssey of a German Jew who leaves his homeland in the 1930s, then spends many years of exile as a journalist careering throughout Europe and later the Caribbean. Read full book review >