Search Results: "Jill Kraft Thompson"


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FINDING JILL by Jill Kraft Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A memoir that gives hope to those suffering from loss as well as guideposts on the road to recovery, as tenuous as it may be."
Kraft Thompson's debut memoir recounts the horrific deaths of the five people she loved most and her long road to recovery. Read full book review >

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INFLATING A DOG by Eric Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Glorious stuff. Is there no end to the (obviously autobiographical, irresistibly entertaining) permutations of Peter Leroy? Let's hope not."
Kraft's multivolume Chronicles of Peter Leroy (Leaving Small's Hotel, 1998, etc.) continue with this often hilarious bittersweet tale of adolescence recollected in tranquility: middle-aged Peter's fictional improvement on the subject of his mother Ella's checkered career as an independent businesswoman. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE OF OUTLANDISH by Lynnette Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Offbeat, emotionally engaging, and authentic."
In Kraft's romance, two quirky 20-somethings embrace each other's weirdness. Read full book review >

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FLYING by Eric Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"Flying Home doesn't soar quite so high as its predecessors, but the finished trilogy is a trip not to be missed."
This delightful omnibus volume includes three novels: the previously published Taking Off and On the Wing and the never before published Flying Home, which completes the adolescent adventure of Kraft's serial alter ego character Peter Leroy—aka the "Bird Boy of Babbington." Read full book review >

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COLORS OF THE WHEEL by Randy Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2014

"A novel of resonant stories that combine to form a powerful meditation on race."
Kraft's debut novel explores the nuances of race, color, sex and identity while telling the stories of several women in three close families. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Nine novellas do not quite a novel make, but these are delightful and satisfying stories from a sure stylist, sweet without ever being sentimental."
Nine charming novellas of an all-American boy, all but one of which appeared individually in paperback in the early 1980's, here offered as a hardcover ``serial novel.'' Kraft (Reservations Recommended, 1990; Herb 'n' Lorna, 1988) is a veteran comic writer with an occasional dark touch. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The best entry so far in an engaging series."
Another installment in the whimsical boyhood of Kraft's alter ego, Peter Leroy, following this year's Little Follies, a gathering of all the adventures to date. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Kraft's latest, sexy-sweet novel devolves into a perfect madeleine—dissolving just as you bite into it, leaving an insatiable desire for more."
Another installment in the ever-expanding chronicle of Kraft's fictional universe, this gently provocative novel uses a boy's delicious dalliance with two sisters to serve up the author's true passion: Deep Questions about the nature of art and memory. Read full book review >

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ON THE WING by Eric Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"'The world owes a lot to muddleheaded dreamers,' we're assured. Yes, but nowhere near as much as rib-tickled readers owe to the indispensable Kraft."
If Jack Kerouac had had a sense of humor, he'd have left Dean Moriarty in the drunk tank and hit the road with Kraft's irresistible alter ego Peter Leroy. Read full book review >

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PASSIONATE SPECTATOR by Eric Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"More of the same, and may it go on forever. Mark Twain and Will Rogers would have felt right at home with the Leroys."
Middle age, mortality, and the meaning of life: all are examined with the lightest touch imaginable in this tenth in Kraft's ongoing Chronicles (Inflating the Dog, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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TAKING OFF by Eric Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2006

"Still, only sporadically equal to the best of the Chronicles. But if you're a Peter Leroy completist, don't even think of missing it."
The past is recaptured in accents ruefully funny enough to turn Marcel Proust into Jacques Tati, in the latest Chronicle of Peter Leroy. Read full book review >