Search Results: "Frederick Dillen"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY by Frederick Dillen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Kudos to Dillen for his unusual premise. The workplace drama that follows is rousing, if predictable."
After a career closing factories, a woman reclaims her blue-collar roots, revives a plant and saves a community. Read full book review >

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FOOL by Frederick G. Dillen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 1999

"A well-written tale of comic sensibility, sturdily but plainly plotted, with enough skew in it to make things unpredictable, if not quite compelling, for the reader. (First serial to Harper's)"
Dillen's second novel (Hero, 1994) is an eccentrically narrated, riches-to-rags story of the spiritual redemption of a fast-talker, wheeler-dealer, and, yes, fool. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Readers will sense the real tragedy, however, of lives that were led outside the mainstream, and the despair connected with being so different. (b&w photos and illustrations, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A sad collection of biographies of people who were regarded during their lifetimes as freaks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1991

"A masterful storyteller's cleareyed tribute to the postbellum reconciliation. (Photographs—not seen.)"
An erstwhile warrior's powerful and thought-provoking report on his unsentimental journeys to Vietnam 20 years after a wounding tour of combat duty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Turner's writing could be livelier, but baseball fans will enjoy this account of a unique season. (45 b&w photos and drawings, not seen)"
A fresh perspective on the season when premier players such as Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, and Bob Feller returned from WW II. Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM OF MANHATTAN by Frederick Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Please understand, though, it's all perfectly operatic."
The author of The Day of the Jackal (1971) and Icon (1996) steals more then a page from Gaston Leroux and Andrew Lloyd Webber to bring Erik, the Phantom of the Paris Opera, to America bearing his memories of Christine. Read full book review >

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DANGER WOMAN by Frederick Ramsay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Ramsay, whose series covers the globe from first-century Jerusalem to Picketsville, Virginia, makes the most of local color in his final Botswana entry."
A Chobe National Park ranger tangles with the Russian Mafia. Read full book review >

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THE COSMOS POEMS by Frederick Seidel
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Unless a gravitational anomaly is likely to cause your coffee-table to float away into space, you aren't likely to need or want such an expensive tome."
This limited-edition collection of verse and pictures was commissioned by the American Museum of Natural History in New York to inaugurate and celebrate its new planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Read full book review >

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CHOKER by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A fast-paced thriller that's quite a departure from Ramsay's Picketsville mysteries (Stranger Room, 2008, etc.)."
In the process of doing a favor for a friend, the sheriff of Picketsville, Va., stumbles over a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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SEX WARS 2084 by Frederick Beaudoin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 2014

"An imaginatively conceived tale of the future."
The latest chapter in an ongoing series set in a dystopian America in which the sexes are at war. Read full book review >

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ON THE ROAD WITH THE ARCHANGEL by Frederick Buechner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A slight tale, though often quite charming."
A fable from one of the few writers of Christian fiction to publish in the mainstream press, more recently known for his ongoing spiritual autobiography, The Sacred Journey (1982), Now and Then (1983), and Telling Secrets (1991). Read full book review >