Search Results: "John Dunn"


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LOOPERS by John Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"Will appeal to fans of the Caddyshack films and to those who revere the wisdom of the locker room."
A freelance golf writer rehearses his decades of caddying and carousing at some of the toniest venues in the world—from Augusta to St. Andrews. Read full book review >

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TWO O’CLOCK EASTERN WARTIME by John Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"As moody and meandering as a Hemingway epic (Dulaney gets part of his alias from bell-toller Robert Jordan), Dunning's magnum opus celebrates the forgotten genius of radio, and the winsome heroics of ordinary people caught up in the passion of the great war."
Grandly romantic, nostalgic WWII epic of radio days, summer nights, and Nazis lurking about New Jersey, from the highly regarded book collector and mystery-writer (The Bookman's Wake, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BOOKMAN’S PROMISE by John Dunning
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 2004

"Though not as tightly wound as Janeway's first two adventures, this one is still endlessly inventive, exhilarating, and literate. Quite a knockout punch for a used bookseller."
That eminent Victorian scholar-adventurer, Sir Richard Burton, is both subject and role model for antiquarian bookseller Cliff Janeway's long-awaited third case. Read full book review >

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THE SIGN OF THE BOOK by John Dunning
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

Denver cop-turned-bookseller Cliff Janeway's fourth case takes him to far-off Paradise, Colorado, where cops and crooks alike are as infernal as the weather. Read full book review >

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BOOKED TO DIE by John Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Happily for fans, Dunning, a rare-book dealer himself, plans further Janeway books."
Dunning, twice nominated for the Edgar (a pair of paperbacks), deserves to win one for this Denver cop-turned-bookman tale—a lively, seductive primer on how to open a bookstore, spot a first edition, warehouse it, price it, and enjoy it for its own sake. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKMAN'S WAKE by John Dunning
Released: April 1, 1995

"Bookbinding has never been so spellbinding. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
Something special looms for Denver book-dealer Cliff Janeway (who debuted in Booked to Die, 1992) when an old non-friend p.i., perching in his doorway as portentously as Poe's Raven, enlists him to fly to Seattle to retrieve Eleanor Rigby, a young woman wanted for a burglary and shooting in Taos. Read full book review >

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DEMOCRACY by John Dunn
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2006

"Essential backstory on the news from Iraq."
A timely and nuanced account of a simple word that has emerged triumphantly from history, crying, "Power to the people!" Read full book review >

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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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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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