Search Results: "Genni Gunn"


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HUNGERS by Genni Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Inventive if not always complete."
The veteran Canadian novelist and poet follows up her American debut (Tracing Iris, 2003) with stories that show narrative aptitude, a degree of experimentation, and a proclivity for the poetic turn. Read full book review >

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TRACING IRIS by Genni Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A barely credible denouement mercifully brings to a close this ambitious but tedious tale."
Canadian Gunn's American debut is the story of an anthropologist searching for the mother who abandoned her—in a mix of overwrought plot, deep thoughts, and anthropology. Read full book review >

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TRANSGALACTIC by James Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Transcendental was a very tough act to follow, and, not altogether unexpectedly, Gunn falters."
Sequel to what was possibly Gunn's best ever, Transcendental (2013)—and second of a projected trilogy.Read full book review >

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ELEVEN LITTLE PIGGIES by Elizabeth Gunn
Released: April 1, 2013

"Jake (The Ten-Mile Trials, 2010, etc.) is his usual proficient self, whether passing spoons to his almost 1-year-old son to bang around, helping wife Trudy get Thanksgiving dinner to the table or dealing with his underpaid, overworked staff."
Murder resolves the Kester brothers' disagreement over whether to continue farming or become millionaires by selling their acreage. Read full book review >

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FEATHERSTONE by Kirsty Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"A mangled plot and leaden prose sink a tale that begins well in a quasi-Gothic mode but then becomes pretentious and unintelligible."
An amorphous and depressing account of a young woman's disappearance and the anguish suffered by her friends and relatives, told in an oblique style that generates much heat but little light. Read full book review >

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BUTCHER'S BROOM by Neil Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1994

"A firm if somewhat heavy- footed tribute to a vanished people."
This latest posthumously published novel (Morning Tide, 1993, etc.) by the Scots author is again set in a remote Scottish village where poor but stalwart people live close to the land and its rugged seasons. Read full book review >

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RED MAN DOWN by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2014

"A solid police procedural from Gunn, with enough twists and turns to make it altogether more gripping than her last (The Magic Line, 2012, etc.)."
Tucson police detective Sarah Burke catches a case that may amount to suicide by cop. Read full book review >

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Bank of The Dragon: The Tale of a Chinatown Banker by Armand Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An engaging black comedy set in the greedy mid-1990s."
In this darkly comic debut novel, an incompetent law-school graduate gets in over his head as counsel to a bank in Houston's Chinatown. Read full book review >

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NEW RIVER BLUES by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"As stolid and serviceable as its predecessor (Cool in Tucson, 2008), but not a patch on Gunn's Jake Hines series."
A middling second case for Tucson homicide detective Sarah Burke. Read full book review >

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DENNY'S LAW by Elizabeth Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Gunn (Noontime Follies, 2015, etc.) has produced an expert police procedural with plenty of quirks and twists that raise it well above the average."
A Tucson police detective catches a murder case that is anything but ordinary. Read full book review >

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KISSING ARIZONA by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Solid procedural fare with perhaps a slight overemphasis on Sarah's domestic arrangements."
Domestic and social upheaval plague Tucson detective Sarah Burke. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A self-indulgent self-help experiment that yields little."
One man's futile quest to live up to Benjamin Franklin's famous virtues. Read full book review >