Search Results: "J.F. Powers"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Thoroughly disenchanting: Powers' admirers would do better to reread his stories or novels."
His daughter's selection of correspondence reveals the American Catholic writer as immature, irresponsible and hard to live with. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A complete reference manual for building professionals at all experience levels."
Builder and first-time author McCarthy pours years of on-the-job experience and studies of architecture, engineering and business into this complete field guide for general contractors. Read full book review >

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THE BRICKWEAVERS by J.F. Williams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A low-key but consistently interesting, against-the-grain fantasy, supported by sturdy world-building."
In the kingdom of Thujwa, exalted craftsmen build with elemental forces of energy—but there are those who would use this technique, "brickweaving," to create weapons of mass destruction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A fun, quick, informative read for both sellers and buyers."
A successful, 20-year veteran of the automobile industry offers advice on how to manage the perfect deal. Read full book review >

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66 METRES by J.F. Kirwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2016

"A hearty mix of suspense, action, and a bit of espionage."
In this debut thriller, a Russian woman trying to save her sister races to retrieve a powerful device from its aquatic hiding spot. Read full book review >

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"A fun, short novel, absent of pretension, which—while faulty—will satisfy anyone looking for a quick detective-fiction fix."
Mystery, murder and the muddled morality of the concept of law in California. Read full book review >

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KEY WITNESS by J.F. Freedman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"An intensely accomplished, smoothly written, character-driven page-turner that, for all its flaws, manages to push the right buttons while sustaining a high level of suspense and interest. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild selection)"
Superior, improbable, but gripping postO.J. legal procedural that fearlessly plays well-worn race, sex, and psychokiller cards, and still wins the game. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF SMOKE by J.F. Freedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Plucky Kate and lusty Miranda are irresistible creations in their absorbing if occasionally melodramatic duel, set in an agreeably complex coastal eden: an immensely entertaining read. (Literary Guild featured alternate)"
A gritty and gripping sins-of-the-fathers tale from Freedman (Against the Wind, 1991, etc.), who this time puts a couple of memorably gutsy ladies center stage. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE by J.F. Freedman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Freedman on an average day is usually better than most. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild selection)"
Routine by-the-numbers legal procedural by one of the better craftsmen of the genre. Read full book review >