Search Results: "III Dubus"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN OF LAST DAYS by III Dubus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2008

"Difficult to put down, impossible to forget."
An explosive narrative employs a Florida strip club as a tinderbox of tensions on the weekend before 9/11. Read full book review >

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BLUESMAN by III Dubus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Rather flat and wide of the mark: a disappointment."
A thin-blooded debut novel that follows a young man through the summer of his 18th birthday. Read full book review >

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DIRTY LOVE by Andre Dubus III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"First-rate fiction by a dazzling talent."
Dubus anatomizes personal—especially sexual—relationships brilliantly in these loosely concatenated novellas. Read full book review >

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TOWNIE by Andre Dubus III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2011

"A striking, eloquent account of growing up poor and of the making of a writer."
A powerful, haunting memoir from acclaimed novelist Dubus III (The Garden of Last Days, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG by Andre Dubus III
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"No villains here, but only precisely rendered proof that the road to hell is paved with good intentions."
In an enthralling tragedy built on a foundation of small misfortunes, Dubus (Bluesman, 1993, etc.) offers in detail the unraveling life of a woman who, in her undoing, brings devastation to the families of those in her path. Read full book review >

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RICHARD III by David Horspool
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Among the better histories on this subject, this book rocks no boats while delivering a densely detailed account of a man who was no more villainous than the average 15th-century baron."
Richard III's villainy owes much to Shakespeare. Modern histories are more understanding, and this includes this thoughtful biography by Times Literary Supplement history editor Horspool (Alfred the Great, 2014, etc.), who stresses that Richard (1452-1485) was a man of his times, although they were nasty times.Read full book review >

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VOYAGERS III by Ben Bova
Released: April 23, 1990

"Much the best of the three."
Wrapping up the trilogy of the talky Voyagers (1981) and the mediocre Voyagers II(1985), about messiah Keith Stoner and his alien-inspired mission to save humanity from itself. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON III by Fenton Bresler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A fascinating look at Second Empire France and the little-studied 'petit-Napoleon.'"
A fresh and lively look at the other Napoleon, by London journalist Bresler (Who Killed John Lennon?, 1989, etc.) Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2017

"A provocative investigation into the American political divide."
A study of the rise of political partisanship in the United States, coupled with an impassioned call for a rebirth of the democratic virtue of compromise. Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR RICHARD III by Mike Pitts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Writing this book must have been the dream of a lifetime for Pitts, and he has risen to the occasion. Highly recommended."
When an archaeological expedition found one of England's most maligned kings in an urban parking lot, it was a worldwide sensation. Here's the complete story. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN FENTON HERTER III by Amy MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"Not to mention the laughter that readers will shower down upon them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
MacDonald's (No More Nasty, 2001, etc.) dazzling verse, clever as Scheherazade, is a beautiful choreography of words. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 8, 1992

A strong anthology, selected from over 3,000 nominations made by the editors of 364 literary magazines and small presses, of challenging and generally first-rate stories, poems, and illustrations (photos, art work). Read full book review >