Search Results: "John Lane"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FURTHER LANE by James Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1997

"Chock-full of famous names and nicely nasty asides, but otherwise unsurprising."
Again, the Ad Age columnist and novelist (Designs, 1986, etc.) relies on celebrity cameos rather than a gripping plot, producing a limp whodunit featuring an amiable Hamptons native as detective, a flighty member of British royalty as the love interest, and an ambitious millionairess as the victim. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S LANE by John Wainwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1992

"An irritating low in this author's wildly uneven production."
Detective-Superintendent Lyle of Rogate-on-Sands (The Man Who Wasn't There, etc.), again to the rescue. Read full book review >

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COYOTE SETTLES THE SOUTH by John Lane
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2016

"A thoughtful, though not fully satisfying, look at 'the collision of the domestic and the returning wild.'"
Southeastern suburbia confronts wild predators. Read full book review >

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Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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EVERLASTING LANE by Andrew Lovett
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Beautifully written, and as charming as it is dark, the novel unwraps the endless secrets that elude a child."
Debut novelist Lovett offers a dreamy portrait of an English childhood, with some sharp edges beneath the blur. Read full book review >

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PARK LANE by Frances Osborne
Released: June 12, 2012

"Osborne's efforts are solid, and her book will appeal to both historical fiction buffs and romance enthusiasts alike."
Two young women from very different social classes cope with changing conventions and life-altering events in 20th-century England. Read full book review >

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JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE & BEN by Lane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Still, this may serve as an entry point for kids who think that history is dry as dust, and 'Ye Olde True or False Section' really is pretty funny. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Despite the Beatles-reminiscent title, this offering concerns itself with not four, but five of the Founding Dads: John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin) and Tom (Jefferson). Read full book review >

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WAIST DEEP IN BLACK WATER by John Lane
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Lane has a fluid eye in 'a world where time moves in more than one direction and no landscape holds steady for long,' and it's energizing to see through that eye, open as it is to both light and darkness."
Concise forays into the heart of places scattered throughout the Americas and within his family's history, from poet Lane (Weed Time, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Lane Changes by S.L. Ellis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"A captivating introduction to a cozy female PI series with potential for wide appeal."
The first book in the Cassie Cruise series. Read full book review >

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BRICK LANE by Monica Ali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Newcomer Ali was born in Bangladesh and raised in England, where Brick Lane has been acclaimed, and rightly so: she is one of those dangerous writers who sees everything."
Everyday life requires courage. That simple truth is the foundation of this fine debut about a young Bangladeshi woman in London, struggling to make sense of home, family, Islam, and even adultery. Read full book review >

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GIN LANE by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1998

"But Brady fans litter the landscape, and may disagree."
Tedium in excelsis as Advertising Age and Parade columnist Brady extends his line of novels about wealthy Long Islanders begun with Further Lane (1997). Read full book review >