Search Results: "Emily Brady"


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HUMBOLDT by Emily Brady
NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2013

"A relaxed yet disturbing look at an alternative lifestyle, its heady profits and its hidden costs."
Straightforward overview of Northern California's "Emerald Triangle," the rural region renowned for producing America's best cannabis. Read full book review >

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VENOM by Joan Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Brady's protagonist has a sympathetic, distinctive quality, but the other characters and her plotting have a been-there-read-that feel."
Someone badly wants a bee farm—and not to make honey or beeswax. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LIFE by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1995

"An unwavering air of menace accompanies a brilliant depiction of the city's slatternly underside—its foul smells, foul language, mean streets, and desperate lives overshadowing the twists and turns of plot—all of it riveting to the last page."
The fifth in Brady's superb police procedural series, Irish- style, finds Dublin's Murder Squad—sparked by Inspector Matt Minogue (All Souls, 1993, etc.)—grappling with the killing of ex- prostitute Mary Mullen. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"We will live and see.' (30 photos)"
Under no five-year plan, Russia's journey to capitalism is a unique occurrence. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY POLYGAMIST by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2010

"Fans of the HBO series Big Love will be pleased to see an alternate take on the multi-household problem, and lovers of good writing will find this a pleasure, period."
Unhappy families are different, quoth Leo Tolstoy—even when they're headed by the same patriarch, the situation from which Udall's (The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, 2001, etc.) latest unfolds. Read full book review >

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LETTING LOOSE THE HOUNDS by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"He remains a writer worth watching. (Author tour)"
Eleven polished stories, a few of which have appeared in GQ and Playboy, that insist on their rawness and grit but seem to involve lots of writing-school posturing about cowboy life out in Utah, Texas, and Arizona. Read full book review >

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DEAD LIFT by Rachel Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"In spite of its silly confrontation scene, Rachel's second case will give your inner detective a good workout."
A part-time investigator feels betrayed when her boss puts her at the service of the lawyer who defended her husband's killer. Read full book review >

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ALGER HISS by Joan Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"If you're inclined to disbelieve the official record, Brady's book, less than definitive but more than circumstantial, will confirm your view."
Britain-based American novelist Brady (The Blue Death, 2012, etc.) offers an unusual perspective on Alger Hiss (1904-1996), the aristocrat reduced to traveling salesman. Read full book review >

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SAY YOU ARE MY SISTER by Laurel Brady
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"The suspense of the intrepid sisters' struggle to survive could keep readers hooked, if they can overlook the melodrama. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Deep family love, secrets, and racial tension highlight this often suspenseful and touching, sometimes wordy drama set in Georgia during WWII, as two orphaned sisters and a baby try to survive. Read full book review >

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FURTHER LANE by James Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1997

"Chock-full of famous names and nicely nasty asides, but otherwise unsurprising."
Again, the Ad Age columnist and novelist (Designs, 1986, etc.) relies on celebrity cameos rather than a gripping plot, producing a limp whodunit featuring an amiable Hamptons native as detective, a flighty member of British royalty as the love interest, and an ambitious millionairess as the victim. Read full book review >

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FASHION SHOW by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1992

"Silly fiction—for those who prefer their Coco, Ivana, and Calvin hot and spicy."
Another mildly entertaining haute-fashion farce by Brady (The Coldest War, 1990; Designs, 1986, etc.)—this one featuring the chatty Mr. Bingo Marsh, fashion-magazine publishing phenomenon and social butterfly extraordinaire, and the respectful Ohio journalist who falls into his clutches. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 26, 2012

"A rousing saga of sports and spirituality."
A young man obsessed with basketball tries to puzzle out God's game plan in this sprightly Christian motivational memoir. Read full book review >