Search Results: "Joan Brady"


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GOD ON A HARLEY by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Christine's newfound confidence notwithstanding, just another Cinderella story."
A slight and airy, albeit well-meaning, volume in the Bridges of Madison County mode: spirituality in the form of palatable, sugarcoated smarm. Read full book review >

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ALGER HISS by Joan Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"If you're inclined to disbelieve the official record, Brady's book, less than definitive but more than circumstantial, will confirm your view."
Britain-based American novelist Brady (The Blue Death, 2012, etc.) offers an unusual perspective on Alger Hiss (1904-1996), the aristocrat reduced to traveling salesman. Read full book review >

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BLEEDOUT by Joan Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Strong characters (Marion and Hugh), tricky cases, and some sharp description win out over the clichés and stereotypes lurking in the background."
Thriller about a blind Illinois lawyer and his protégé hits more often than it misses. Read full book review >

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VENOM by Joan Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Brady's protagonist has a sympathetic, distinctive quality, but the other characters and her plotting have a been-there-read-that feel."
Someone badly wants a bee farm—and not to make honey or beeswax. Read full book review >

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THEORY OF WAR by Joan Brady
Released: April 8, 1993

"America."
A white slave in post-Civil War America: that's the hook for this semi-autobiographical fiction. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN IN HIGH GEAR by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Smarmalade."
It's no great compliment to call Brady's sequel a two-character knockoff of The Bridges of Madison County, as was said here of her debut, God on a Harley (1995). Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LIFE by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1995

"An unwavering air of menace accompanies a brilliant depiction of the city's slatternly underside—its foul smells, foul language, mean streets, and desperate lives overshadowing the twists and turns of plot—all of it riveting to the last page."
The fifth in Brady's superb police procedural series, Irish- style, finds Dublin's Murder Squad—sparked by Inspector Matt Minogue (All Souls, 1993, etc.)—grappling with the killing of ex- prostitute Mary Mullen. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"We will live and see.' (30 photos)"
Under no five-year plan, Russia's journey to capitalism is a unique occurrence. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY POLYGAMIST by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2010

"Fans of the HBO series Big Love will be pleased to see an alternate take on the multi-household problem, and lovers of good writing will find this a pleasure, period."
Unhappy families are different, quoth Leo Tolstoy—even when they're headed by the same patriarch, the situation from which Udall's (The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, 2001, etc.) latest unfolds. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1989

A Wellesian's delight, the monumental life (630+ pages) that Welles deserves, written with polish, brilliance, deep warmth, and love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Informed, thorough, sympathetic and surpassingly sad."
The teenage prodigy, the eccentric champion, the irascible anti-Semite, the genius, the pathetic paranoid—these and other Bobby Fischers strut and fret their hour upon celebrity's stage. Read full book review >