Search Results: "Joy Williams"


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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

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Joy by Lucindi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Sweet reflections on adopting a positive perspective."
A career woman-turned­-stay-at-home mother shares her thoughts on embracing inner joy in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >

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JOY by Marsha Hunt
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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Hunt, famous for 15 minutes during the late Sixties as the Broadway star of Hair and the mother of Mick Jagger's first child, makes her fiction debut with a dark, flash-backed tale about three poor black sisters—and a God-fearing old woman—burned by fleeting fame. Read full book review >

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MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >

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THE VISITING PRIVILEGE by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Williams, to belabor the metaphor, isn't just a closer, but a utility player at the top of her game. If you want to see how the pros do it—or simply want to read some of the best stories being written today—you need look no further."
Four dozen stories by one of the form's greatest practitioners. Read full book review >

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THE QUICK AND THE DEAD by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2000

"Williams is in top form here (State of Grace, 1990, etc.), her outrage balanced by a wise, compassionate, bemused overview. Think Denis Johnson's world, minus the drugs—ultimately, though, Williams echoes only herself in a risky, frisky, profound book."
A highly original coming-of-ager that integrates the gothic and magical realism in its consideration of families, youth, souls, and the fates of species. Read full book review >

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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS by John Lahr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"There is only one word for this biography: superb."
The tormented life of a celebrated American playwright. Read full book review >

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS by Simon Heffer
Released: April 6, 2001

"Brevity may be the soul of wit, but biography often deserves a little bit more."
A slender biography of English composer Vaughan Williams that pays more attention to the music than the man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 1994

"Spankingly well-produced with superb illustrations."
The biographer of Nietzsche, Kafka, Brecht, Sartre, Proust and de Sade takes on Tennessee Williams with intelligent, neatly weighed but uninspired results. Read full book review >

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NINETY-NINE STORIES OF GOD by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Admirers of Williams—and anyone who treasures a story well told should be one—will find much to like here."
"Hell is unpleasant. Heaven is more pleasant." Williams, maker of superb short fictions, plumbs the distinction in this slender, evocative collection. Read full book review >

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HONORED GUEST by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"Twelve ambitious and expert stories, yet seldom involving."
Stories impeccably careful never to raise their voices, though not much is raised in the reader by them, either: a third collection from the novelist and storywriter (Escapes, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Savage, serious, hilarious, passionate, loving, and lyrical."
With wicked irony and wacky humor, essayist and novelist Williams (The Quick and the Dead, 2000, etc.) assails hunters, land developers, and scientists who experiment on animals. Read full book review >