Search Results: "Eugene Cross"


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EUGENE O'NEILL by Robert M. Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Although O'Neill claimed he was a 'tragic optimist,' Dowling's sympathetic, comprehensive portrait reveals a man beset by self-hatred and despair, struggling—and failing—to find salvation."
A portrait of a playwright inspired by suffering. Read full book review >

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FIRES OF OUR CHOOSING by Eugene Cross
Released: April 3, 2012

"Darkly comical; readers will be ready for more."
In his debut short story collection, Cross realistically documents fears, loss and the complexities of relationships by glimpsing into a dozen different lives. Read full book review >

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EUGENE O'NEILL by Stephen A. Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"O'Neill proves a fascinating, if morbid, traveling companion, and Black a capable and erudite cicerone. (40 illus.)"
Mourning may become Electra, but it served equally well for O'Neill, who, as Black (English/Simon Fraser Univ.) contends in this massive biography, worked through his personal tragedies by recasting them for the stage. Read full book review >

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CROSS by Ken Bruen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"Though Bruen (Priest, 2007, etc.) sometimes nudges noir into bathos, this is dark-side stuff from a master."
Galway private eye Jack Taylor must catch a psychopath who kills by crucifying. Read full book review >

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CROSS by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"The biggest disappointment, though, is an ending that makes you realize you should have skipped this installment and waited for the sequel."
Dr. Alex Cross goes up against the psychopath who killed his wife, with eminently predictable results. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2004

"A worthy reexamination of the politician whom many remember fondly today—yet who is still likened to Harold Stassen as a born loser."
Thoughtful biography of the quintessential American liberal who, toward the end of his political career, was "challenging the very premises of the liberalism that he had himself championed." Read full book review >

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EUGENE BULLARD by Craig Lloyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Reads as though the author had some other book in mind."
The remarkable exploits of the first African-American fighter pilot get lost in a rehash of Jazz Age name-dropping masquerading as biography. Read full book review >

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EUGENE ONEGIN by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"A masterly performance, and a thoroughly charming book."
Eugene Onegin ($22.00; May 1; 224 pp.; 0-465-02093-3). Read full book review >

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YUMMERS! STARRING EMILY AND EUGENE by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1973

"And Eugene is a model straight man."
Whereas in George and Martha (1972) Marshall portrayed a pair of lovably blimpy hippopotami without overt reference to their proportions, here he confronts the subjects of overweight and compulsive eating head on. Read full book review >

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String's Cross by Guri P. Essen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2015

"A strange, disjointed novel that will sometimes delight readers but mostly flummox them."
A sweeping history of a family with immigrant origins and of a nation in turmoil. Read full book review >

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CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"If Robert James Waller were to don homespun and ride the circuit, this might be the result. The faithful and literarily forgiving might approve."
In which a Gordon Gekko-ish sinner is hauled from the slough of despondency by a very helpful Buddy Christ. Read full book review >

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CRYER'S CROSS by Lisa McMann
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"The present-tense narration gives the story a sense of immediacy, and the budding romance between Kendall and sexy newcomer Jacián boosts its teen appeal. (Supernatural thriller. 14-18)"
High-school junior Kendall Fletcher begins to have real trouble with her obsessive-compulsive disorder after a freshman girl disappears without a trace from her tiny, rural town. Read full book review >