Search Results: "Josephine Rascoe Keenan"


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In Those First Bright Days of Elvis by Josephine Rascoe Keenan
Released: May 2, 2016

"The King of Rock and Roll presides over this tale of youthful loss and longing."
Elvis is back in the building in Rascoe Keenan's debut novel. Read full book review >

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IN THOSE DAZZLING DAYS OF ELVIS by Josephine Rascoe Keenan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A convincing glimpse into the challenges of navigating small-town gossip, social pressure, and the inevitable difficulty of becoming an adult."
A young, unmarried, pregnant woman in 1950s Arkansas faces an uphill climb in Keenan's (In Those First Bright Days of Elvis, 2016) follow-up novel. Read full book review >

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PUTTING ON THE RITZ by Joe Keenan
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An ebullient, overplotted tour of New York's brutish high life that's zany, arch, and gay in every sense of the word."
In a knockabout sequel to Blue Heaven (1988), songwriter Philip Cavanaugh agrees to write a set of tunes for untalented would-be songbird Elsa Champion—as a cover for spying on her boorish super- rich husband Peter. Read full book review >

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STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2011

"Teens who have outgrown Percy Jackson and moved into the paranormal-romance phase won't mind the amateurish prose; they'll be caught up in the we-must-we-can't sexual tension. (Paranormal romance. 13-15)"
What if Bella Swan were a demigod? Read full book review >

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OBLIVION by Josephine Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1995

"Initially intriguing, but finally deadening. (Author tour)"
An odd, maudlin mix from the much-ballyhooed author of Damage (1991) and Sin (1992): What begins as another taut, obsessive novel of passion gets bogged down by a series of monologues performed by a cast ofdecidedly ungratefuldead characters. Read full book review >

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Phantom Fire by J.R. Keenan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A complicated yet convincing story of good and evil that keeps the preaching to a minimum, the suspense to the extreme."
In Keenan's (The Origin and Applicability of Fighter Tactics, 1986) epictale, a retired fighter pilotand football star, now an accomplished actor, returns to the town of his youth to seek answers and perhaps right wrongs of the past. But he'd better hurry: he only has one day to live.Read full book review >

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PACKING UP by Brigid Keenan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Intimate, funny and keenly observed."
A British memoirist continues the engaging story she began in her best-selling book, Diplomatic Baggage (2005), about her late-midlife experiences as the wife of a career diplomat. Read full book review >

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THE TRENCH ANGEL by Michael Keenan Gutierrez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"By turns lyrical and brutal, Gutierrez stretches an intriguing piece of historical fiction to cover multiple themes."
Gutierrez's debut sets the industrialized murder of World War I as backdrop to the murderous industry of coal mining in the American West circa 1919. Read full book review >

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FIREWALKER by Josephine Angelini
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sequel of surprising depth and drama. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Lily faces new trials against the ever enigmatic Lillian, the monstrous Woven, and, to her surprise, her own morality. Read full book review >

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TRIAL BY FIRE by Josephine Angelini
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A clichéd start gives way to a richly drawn world of keenly devised magic. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Once meek and tormented by debilitating allergies, a girl is transported to an alternate universe and becomes a staggeringly powerful witch. Read full book review >