Search Results: "Jeff Guinn"


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BUFFALO TRAIL by Jeff Guinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Few Westerns reach the level of Lonesome Dove, but Guinn's latest is a better, more rambunctious tale than the trilogy's opener."
Continuing his trilogy about one-time St. Louis street kid Cash McLendon, Guinn (Glorious, 2014, etc.) rides onto the Great Plains. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"Detailed if middling tale of white trash taken out none too soon—but, as Barrow's tombstone says, 'Gone but not forgotten.'"
An exercise in historical revisionism revealing, among other things, that Bonnie Parker didn't like cigars. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN by Jeff Guinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A vivid, fascinating revisitation of a time and series of episodes fast receding into history even as their forgotten survivors still walk among us."
"Kool-Aid rather than equality is what the rest of the world remembers"—a searing account of what has since become a byword for religious cultism. Read full book review >

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GLORIOUS by Jeff Guinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"This first of a trilogy is more L'Amour entertainment than Lonesome Dove epic, but it's good fun nonetheless."
The Wild West comes alive in this novel of prospectors, desolate cavalry posts, rotgut saloons and Apache raiders. Read full book review >

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MANSON by Jeff Guinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A compulsively readable account of a murderer who continues to fascinate."
Guinn (The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral—and How It Changed the American West, 2011, etc.) paints a striking, full-length portrait of one of American history's most notorious sociopaths. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"Just the facts—and still a great story."
An absorbing, meticulous account of the famous O.K. Corral gunfight as it really happened. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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Released: March 3, 2005

"Skip this one, unless you want to read Irene Cara's musings on inner peace or Susan McDougal's version of Whitewater."
What happens after your 15 minutes of fame? Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >