Search Results: "Eugene Cross"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Captivating reading from a Christian perspective."
Exploring the life of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark. Read full book review >

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ADEM'S CROSS by Alice Mead
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"The story is not a pretty one, but it makes some powerful points about innocent people caught up in ethnic struggles and the horrors of life under a totalitarian regime. (Fiction. 10+)"
Adem, a 14-year-old Albanian, lives in Kosovo, a former province of what was Yugoslavia and is now controlled by the cruel and capricious Serbian military. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN CROSS by Jim DeBrosse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Perfect for readers who can't afford their own winter cruise: It even supplies tropical breezes."
What better way for Cincinnati reporter Rick Decker (Hidden City, 1991, etc.) to recuperate from his breakup with long-term girlfriend Janet (they'd been on the skids ever since he displayed cowardice during a canoeing accident) than to go undercover with his photographer, Rebo Johnson, on the windjammer from which local heir Justin Grammer has just disappeared? Read full book review >