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 WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

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JOHN KEATS by Nicholas Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Roe's biography acutely displays the intensity, anguish and triumph of a great life for whom the clock was always ticking."
Roe (English/Univ. of St. Andrews; Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt, 2005, etc.) delivers a tightly focused and highly useful biography of the great English Romantic. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY JOHN by Robert Zorn
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"Zorn's research includes new forensic evidence, personal and historical documents, and interviews, laying the foundation for a thrilling true-crime tale that offers a resounding answer to the question of who was really responsible for the kidnapping."
Debut author Zorn makes a compelling case that the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping was orchestrated by a Bronx deli clerk who got away with the crime scot-free. Read full book review >

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JOHN MUIR by Kathryn Lasky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

In this double-stranded tribute to Muir, who was a driving force behind the creation of the National Parks system, a founder of the Sierra Club and a brilliant inventor too, Lasky not only outlines the course of his life, but eloquently conveys his motivation—a profound delight in what he called "wildness" in the natural world. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by John Patrick Diggins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2003

"Readers of McCullough will find little new factual information here, but the solid interpretation of events will interest students of the presidency and the early republic."
A brief life of the post-revolutionary president who liked nothing better than to be left alone. Read full book review >