Search Results: "Gerard Reve"


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THE EVENINGS by Gerard Reve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Unpretty but true to life—at least life of a sort, however uninteresting."
Published for the first time in English, this is the 1947 debut novel by controversial Dutch writer Reve (1923-2006), who went on to a rich career offending Dutch sensibilities. Read full book review >

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THE PRIEST by Gerard O'Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"The killer's religio-pathic background is never quite convincing, but O'Donovan juggles his suspects deftly, and frustrated Mulcahy promises to be excellent company for the long term."
Journalist O'Donovan launches a new series with the tale of a Dublin assailant whose crimes give the Troubles and Ireland's current economic crisis stiff competition. Read full book review >

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THE COURT-MARTIAL OF CHARLIE NEWELL by Gerard Shirar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"An eye-opening story about race and the legal system in America."
One man's story is the vehicle for delving into the history of prejudice and injustice in this country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"A generally genial portrait of a rugged man shaped and shoved by geography, weather, economics and race."
One year with an independent Mississippi cotton farmer reveals the harshness and fragility of life in the Delta. Read full book review >

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ALONE by Gerard d'Aboville
NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 1993

"Not up to its namesake (Richard Byrd's classic tale of Antarctic survival) but, still, a memorable tale of salt-drenched fortitude. (Sixteen pages of color photos—not seen)"
D'Aboville, who rowed across the Atlantic in 1980, proves that the age of adventure is still upon us—as he now rows across the Pacific in a 26-foot craft, ``alone, alone, alone.'' Skip the first third of the text, which is filler: d'Aboville deciding on his mission, rounding up sponsors, working the press. Read full book review >

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CITY ON A GRID by Gerard Koeppel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"For Manhattanites, surely, and for anyone who's visited and been either charmed or overwhelmed by the grid."
A popular historian examines the origin and development of Manhattan's famous grid. Read full book review >

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WIDOW WALK by Gerard LaSalle
Released: April 27, 2012

"An earnest, intelligent treat for fans of historical fiction."
Hardy settlers and savage Native Americans trade blows in the changing 19th-century Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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TAKING FIRE by Cindy Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Supersexy romantic suspense fueled by a high-octane plot, breathtaking tension, and blazing passion."
Bobby Taggart and Talia Levine have a complicated past, but when they're thrown together in a bombing in Oman, the stakes get high and very personal. Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER'S WIFE by Gerard Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though this is McDonald's first adult novel, it boasts the assurance and authority of a veteran spymaster, making us feel like we've been reading this author for years."
Living in Paris in 2004, former CIA spy Shawn Maguire accepts a freelance job to find an Iranian named Darius Osmani. Read full book review >

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THE PATRON SAINT OF DREAMS by Philip Gerard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2012

"A mixed bag, with a fine piece about baseball at the apex but with otherwise too few memorable moments."
Mannered essays, written to the academic creative-nonfiction formula, on hurricanes, spirits, death and other such weighty matters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"This falls considerably short of its potential as a major study of the tragic destruction of the Amazon and its indigenous people. (24 pages b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
Though chilling, this unfocused narrative fails to illuminate the purported relationship between Nelson Rockefeller, missionaries in South America, and the modern genocide of Amazonian Indians. Read full book review >

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Predicting the Future: Can We Do It? And If Not, Why Not? by Gerard G. Nahum
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A sometimes-difficult though rewarding journey through the possibilities and impossibilities of forecasting the future."
Nahum, a physician, offers his first book, an ambitious tome that exhaustively explores the human capacity to make predictions. Read full book review >