Search Results: "John O'Hara"


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STORIES BY JOHN O'HARA by John O'Hara
Released: Feb. 1, 1985

"Largely familiar work, all of it previously gathered into collections—but a solid sampling of O'Hara's expertise with social milieu and regional dialogue, also reflecting the swells of emotion beneath the dry, clipped exteriors."
From O'Hara's over 400 pieces of short fiction MacShane (author of a far-from-flattering O'Hara biography, 1980) has chosen 25 representative stories and novellas—the majority of which were originally published in The New Yorker. Read full book review >

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HERE'S O'HARA by John O'Hara
Released: June 15, 1946

"Should be sales."
Announcing a collection which, with the author's preface, and the inclusion of three full-length books (Butterfield B, Hope of Heaven, Pal Jocy) underlines the crisp, modern technique of this writer. Read full book review >

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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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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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Released: Nov. 22, 1979

"No intrinsic interest, and no real aid to scholars of O'Hara's genuine work: gratuitous posthumous printings."
A never-produced screen treatment, a never-produced play—both weak though gruff-fronted. Read full book review >

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THE O'HARA GENERATION by John O'Hara
Released: July 7, 1969

"More than any other writer O'Hara has intuited the poignancy of this American disengagement."
A rewarding three-decade retrospective of representative short stories (22) previously published in other collections, which points up changing relevancies of O'Hara's times. Read full book review >

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THE ODYSSEY OF ART O'HARA by John Loranger
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"With harrowing suspense and an ending that is as satisfying as it is haunting, this seaman's odyssey will leave readers pondering their own life choices and courage."
A riveting tale of a World War II Navy man's survival at sea, based on the true account of the USS Indianapolis. Read full book review >

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JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

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KING JOHN by Stephen Church
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Church sticks close to the evidence, almost all government records and surviving chronicles devoted to the deeds of great men. The result is not a page-turner but an insightful, likely definitive, biography."
Reigning from 1199 to 1216, King John's villainy remains a mainstay of popular media. Church (Medieval History/Univ. of East Anglia; The Household Knights of King John, 1999) does not downplay his defects in this scholarly but readable biography.Read full book review >

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JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Attention must be paid, and glasses should be raised in tribute and gratitude to it."
Despite the early acceptance of John Cheever (1912-82) as a writer of short stories for prestigious magazines (the New Republic, the New Yorker), he struggled for decades to support a growing family and earn critical respect (both of these goals were realized, in spades, in his later years). Read full book review >

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JOHN BETJEMAN by Bevis Hillier
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"An exemplary biography evoking, in classic form, lives and times just gone."
The reigning authority on all things Betjemaniac squeezes his assiduous three-volume biography about the late poet laureate into one really big paperback. Read full book review >