Search Results: "John Casey"


BOOK REVIEW

MIGHTY CASEY by James Preller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

As a writer of verse, Preller, author of Six Innings (2008), makes an excellent prose novelist. Read full book review >

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FINDING CASEY by Jo-Ann Mapson
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Readers drawn in by Mapson's warmhearted style should not overlook how rigidly she divides the line between good and evil, right and wrong."
Mapson follows the ever-so-uplifting characters she developed in Solomon's Oak (2010) to their new home in Sante Fe, N.M., where they face past demons as they build their future. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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CASEY STENGEL by Marty Appel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"One of the more skilled biographies baseball fans could hope to find."
Sports journalist Appel (Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss, 2012, etc.) delves deeply into the baseball career and personal life of Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a solid player and legendary manager. Read full book review >

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CASEY JONES by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2001

Casey Jones, the King of the Iron Horse when the railroads ruled the land, gets polished to a hero's gleam in Drummond's rhymed telling of the stormy night he died. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT by John Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"Not a handbook for students but a guidebook for thinking about fiction."
National Book Award–winning novelist Casey (English/Univ. of Virginia; Compass Rose, 2010, etc.) waxes thoughtful about his craft in a collection of essays, some nearly 20 years old. Read full book review >

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COMPASS ROSE by John Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2010

"Casey writes old-fashioned novels in the best sense—character-driven, thick with dialogue, nuanced and multilayered as they reveal relationships."
Casey (The Half-Life of Happiness, 1998, etc.) revisits Spartina (1989) territory—coastal Rhode Island—to see what his characters have been up to. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2011

"Occasionally self-indulgent, but the collection's rustic charm and indomitable spirit transcend its flaws."
An author/lit professor/exercise fanatic chronicles his lifelong pursuit of endurance sports and survival training. Read full book review >

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THE HALF-LIFE OF HAPPINESS by John Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1998

"Still, it's undoubtedly a moving work, and often in its portrait of intelligent people haplessly adrift, a convincing one. (First printing of 50,000)"
A lovingly detailed excavation of a failed marriage—and of several damaged lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Walsh manages only a broken-bat blooper in this disappointing plate appearance."
The 1888 birth and subsequent celebrity of the rollicking baseball ballad by Ernest L. Thayer. Read full book review >

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SPARTINA by John Casey
Released: June 2, 1989

Dick Pierce is a Rhode Island fisherman, of only so-so financial success. Read full book review >