Search Results: "John Nichols"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

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SANDRA NICHOLS FOUND DEAD by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Fans will know exactly what to expect, and treasure it accordingly."
What would be an ordinary case for any other lawyer—the murder of thrice- (or maybe only twice-) married Sandra Nichols- -emerges at the far side of Higgins's looking glass in dazzlingly kaleidoscopic slabs of dialogue. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2011

"A brief and selective but well-written and spirited study."
An important reminder of the invaluable strains of socialist thought throughout American political history, from fighting despotism to creating universal health care. Read full book review >

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DANCING ON THE STONES by John Nichols
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2000

"A real pleasure for fans of Nichols's work."
Politically charged essays by the noted novelist and screenwriter. Read full book review >

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AN ELEGY FOR SEPTEMBER by John Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Self-proclaimed elegy though this means to be, the little book Nichols milks out of the contrast is depressed, unerotic, and forced."
The narrator of this short novel by Nichols (The Milagro Beanfield War, The Magic Journey, etc.) is a 50-ish writer living in New Mexico, in the process of divorcing his second and much younger wife. Read full book review >

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THE EMPANADA BROTHERHOOD by John Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"The human energy swirling around the empanada stand is full of sound and fury but signifies very little."
A novel about a band of metaphorical brothers (and sisters and lovers) whose social life centers around an empanada kiosk in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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CONJUGAL BLISS by John Nichols
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Nichols is evidently in a slump; for all the effort, this is as unerotic as his last novel (An Elegy for September, 1992)."
What happens when two self-described sex fiends tie the knot? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Richly detailed and inspiring—worth reading for anyone interested in organized labor, civil disobedience or the spirit of Wisconsin."
An engrossing, informative take on the mass demonstrations that broke out in Wisconsin in early 2011 in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Read full book review >

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THE VOICE OF THE BUTTERFLY by John Nichols
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Still, it's an amusing satire that, in its own way, manages to rebuke today's political realities."
All hell breaks loose when a proposed highway bypass threatens a peaceful neighborhood and endangers a rare species of butterfly, prompting an unreconstructed '60s radical to scrape together a bunch of misfits and take on the town's establishment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2016

"An authoritative account of the challenges facing progressives wishing to fuse better governance with economic justice."
An energetic if grim discussion of inequality and the coming era of underemployment, viewed through the lens of the forgotten American progressive narrative. Read full book review >