Search Results: "John Dufresne"


BOOK REVIEW

I DON'T LIKE WHERE THIS IS GOING by John Dufresne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2016

"Readers who love to rummage cluttered desks, attics, and basements will have a heyday picking through the details in Dufresne's big box emporium of a novel."
A woman falls to her death from the ledge of a Las Vegas hotel in a thriller that falls from order into chaos. Read full book review >

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NO REGRETS, COYOTE by John Dufresne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2013

"A ride on a local that's more fun than some others on an express."
An ambling thriller about a suspicious murder-suicide that never meets a diversion it doesn't like. Read full book review >

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LOVE WARPS THE MIND A LITTLE by John Dufresne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Dufresne has written a funny, profoundly accomplished saga of love and loss. (Author tour)"
The ever-colorful, mercurial Dufresne follows his acclaimed debut novel, Louisianan Power and Light (1994), with a finely balanced tale about how love's baffling turns both complicate and enrich the midlife of a struggling writer. Read full book review >

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DEEP IN THE SHADE OF PARADISE by John Dufresne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Probably the most enjoyable comic novel since Vargas Llosa's Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. A certifiable hoot."
If you don't laugh yourself sick over this gloriously absurd new novel from the author of 1994's Louisiana Power & Light (to which it's a partial sequel), you're probably just plain unentertainable. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY TOO BAD by John Dufresne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Overall, a disappointing first collection."
Novelist Dufresne (Deep in the Shade of Paradise, 2002, etc.) meanders through 18 stories, set mostly in Florida's Broward County, offering a spot of charm but little by way of real satisfaction. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM, MASS. by John Dufresne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Dufresne fills this novel with plenty of postmodern references; the writing itself is as much a subject as the oddball family."
Dufresne (Johnny Too Bad, 2005, etc.) travels to Requiem, Mass. Read full book review >

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LOUISIANA POWER AND LIGHT by John Dufresne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 1994

"But despite a few experimental passages, the writing here is fairly conventional and conventionally boring."
In his first novel, Dufresne extends the exploits of the Fontana family, introduced in his highly touted collection of stories, The Way That Water Enters Stone (1991). Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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