Search Results: "Jonathan Dee"


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PALLADIO by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"While it's much more than a love story, Palladio is chiefly about love. Heartache, though, is the true coin in this realm."
Two separated lovers are set on a collision course, in a trenchant fourth novel by the author of, most recently, St. Famous (1996). Read full book review >

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THE LOCALS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An absorbing panorama of small-town life and a study of democracy in miniature, with both the people and their polity facing real and particular contemporary pressures."
The residents of a small town in the Berkshires have their world overturned by a billionaire in their midst. Read full book review >

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ST. FAMOUS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Still, the author has much to say about life and art. (Author tour)"
A well-timed and masterful sendup of celebrity, racism, and the justice system in America, by the esteemed author of The Liberty Campaign (1993), etc. Paul Soloway is a man behind his time: Passionate about literature, unfamiliar with the modern art of compromise, the Columbia graduate settles down on Manhattan's Upper West Side to commit his life to great books. Read full book review >

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THE LIBERTY CAMPAIGN by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Dee's graceful assumption of an older man's voice, his mastery of an elegiac tone, is every bit as impressive as Ishiguro's achievement in The Remains of the Day."
American Innocence revisited: a retiring adman's spiritual stock-taking acquires dramatic urgency when he learns that his suburban neighbor may be a war criminal. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND PARDONS by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2013

"With his sixth novel, Pulitzer finalist Dee has written a page turner without sacrificing a smidgen of psychological insight. What a triumph."
A marriage flames out. Gleefully, thrillingly, Dee (The Privileges, 2010, etc.) tracks its aftermath, focusing primarily on the evolution of the ex-wife. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVILEGES by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Thoughtful and bracingly unpredictable, though the lack of a resolution is frustrating."
Gilded young go-getter creates, not always legally, a cocoon for his family in Dee's mostly buoyant fifth novel about money, family and mortality. Read full book review >

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THE ASTONISHING ARMADILLO by Dee Stuart
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In her first juvenile, Stuart offers an unusually engaging portrait of the adaptable nine-banded armadillo—which over the last hundred years has expanded its range from the Mexican border as far as Missouri and South Carolina. Read full book review >

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Dee Romito
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Kenzie describes a fantasy middle school life the way most girls wish it could be—amusing and fun but not quite plausible. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It's just a tiny bit hard to feel sorry for Kenzie. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOY BLUE by Ed Dee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

NYPD Detectives Anthony Ryan and Joe Gregory spend from Thanksgiving to Christmas trying to trace the loot from a botched airport robbery. Read full book review >