Search Results: "John Casey"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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ENCHANTMENTS by Linda Ferri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2005

"The small thrills and heartbreaks of childhood."
A charming, weightless collection of vignettes tracking a wealthy Italian family in late-1960s Paris. Read full book review >

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YOU’RE AN ANIMAL, VISKOVITZ by Alessandro Boffa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2002

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"A lesson to be sure, but delivered in a lighthearted blend of equally lively art, sound and animation. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
In an episode both funny and pointed, a family of slobs receives an ultimatum from their filthy house and its disgusted appliances. Read full book review >

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MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY AT WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Cute critters, but not strong enough to cross the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The events of a day at a combination animal shelter and veterinary office are detailed in this oversized and overly busy picture book from Casey (Beep! Read full book review >

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HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"If readers can get past this less-than-charming stand-in for Veronica Mars, they should enjoy this page-turner. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A teenage girl–turned-detective unravels the truth behind her doppelgänger cousin's tragic demise in this moody crime novel. Read full book review >

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CRISIS INVESTING FOR THE REST OF THE '90s by Douglas Casey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An offbeat investment guide that poses an idiosyncratic challenge to conventional wisdom and pieties. (Helpful charts and tabular material throughout)"
Among the high-profile fortunetellers who profitably dispense doomsday fiscal counsel (Batra, Browne, Granville, Ruff, et al.), Casey ranks as one of the few with real insight. Read full book review >