Search Results: "III Dubus"


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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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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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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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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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THE ADVENTURES OF MAX AND PINKY by III Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Fans of Janet Morgan Stoeke's similarly terse, comic Minerva Louise tales will enjoy the sly humor, and be pleased to see the two buddies happily reunited at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Eaton constructs a warm affirmation of budship featuring a boy, a piglet, lots of marshmallows and not much else. Read full book review >

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BROKEN VESSELS by Andre Dubus
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 15, 1991

"A beautifully written, moving, and altogether wonderful book."
In his first volume of nonfiction, short-story writer Dubus (The Last Worthless Thing, 1986, etc.) reveals the passions, struggles, and strengths underlying his art, life, and arduous recovery from personal tragedy. Read full book review >

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DANCING AFTER HOURS by Andre Dubus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1996

"And so, in Dubus's capable hands, it is."
From Dubus (Selected Stories, 1988), fourteen new pieces that show this stalwart author, more often than not, at his great- hearted best. Read full book review >

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IN DEFENSE OF ELITISM by III Henry
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"An infuriating screed that will alienate even those liberals seeking a coherent and well-argued defense of intellectual rigor and reward for merit."
A liberal tries to straddle the fence, in a harsh, often trite polemic geared to enrage multiculturalists, feminists, affirmative activists, and others. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 1996

"Fulwood's hyperbolic rage provides us with the literary equivalent of rap music's middle-class studio gangsta. (Author tour)"
An African-American journalist's memoir chronicling his increasing disillusionment with mainstream America. Read full book review >

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Released: July 22, 1991

"Less-than-titillating gossip, facts and figures of only passing interest, and a mass of disorganized material make this a book to be mined rather than read."
A gossipy and rambling history of the legendary hotel, by Morehouse, former cultural critic for The Christian Science Monitor. Read full book review >

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THE LOST TYCOON by III Hurt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"EWSLUGp1991—but, still, a slick, informed account of an upstart wheeler-dealer whose brass may be exceeded only by his reach. (Photographs—not seen)"
A deliciously wicked take on casino/real-estate mogul Donald J. Trump. Read full book review >