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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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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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 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 BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >

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JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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JOHN LENNON by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Intelligent and sympathetic, but overlong and unfocused."
Comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Read full book review >