Search Results: "Frederick Dillen"


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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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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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HORACE AFOOT by Frederick Reuss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

"Still, his voice lingers, as do many of the scenes in this terse, moving exploration of modern anomie and the longing for—and fear of- -intimacy."
A wealthy, erudite, middle-aged loner in search of anonymity settles in the aptly named midwestern town of Oblivion and is swiftly drawn into the town's persistent local mysteries in this idiosyncratic, rather beguiling debut novel. Read full book review >

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BOB THE GAMBLER by Frederick Barthelme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 1997

"But the real payoff is straight-up and timeless: a novel of surprising heart and soul. (Author tour)"
Barthelme's latest exercise in existential pulse-taking (Painted Desert, 1995, etc.) focuses on the democratic vice of gambling, though it's less a study in addiction than a celebration of risk-taking and downward mobility. 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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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 >

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LETTERS TO A FICTION WRITER by Frederick Busch
Released: June 1, 1999

"Busch's collection embodies good writing."
Prominent writers of fiction dispense copious, often conflicting, and largely entertaining advice to beginners and sundry others who feel called to publish short stories and novels. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR PRZYBYLSKI by K.C. Frederick
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Frederick's woebegone outsiders are reminiscent of Elmore Leonard's tough-tender guys and dolls—not a bad literary role model."
Ziggy Czarnecki, a former numbers runner from Detroit, is on a quest to find Przybylski, a former adversary who he believes may have ratted him out years before. 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 >