Search Results: "Joyce Lavene"


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SWAPPING PAINT by Joyce Lavene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Stock cars and stock characters. Racing buffs will like this latest from the Lavenes (Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, 2006, etc.), though mystery buffs probably won't."
Murder crashes a NASCAR event. Read full book review >

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THE TELLTALE TURTLE by Joyce Lavene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This kickoff to a new series from the Lavenes (Perfect Poison, 2008, etc.) should score with both mystery and pet lovers."
A distress call embroils a pet psychic in a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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HOOKED UP by Joyce Lavene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"NASCAR fans will enjoy the information on racing in this second volume in the Stock Car Racing series (Swapping Paint, 2007); strangers to the Lavenes' backlist will have to pick their way through a confusing plot."
Think NASCAR races provide thrills and chills? How about a murder at the track? Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Gordon Bowker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"The narrative path is sometimes obscured by a lush undergrowth of detail, but our guide is wise and the journey is wondrous."
The biographer of Orwell, Lowry and Durrell returns with a massively detailed narrative of the life of the author of Ulysses. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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JOYCE IMAGES by Bob Cato
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"In addition to photographs of Joyce (with his father, Nora, their children, Ezra Pound, Sylvia Beach, and others), there are drawings by various artists, including Brancusi and David Levine."
``Joyce was so little of a visual writer that he created characters one can hardly see,'' writes Anthony Burgess in his introduction to this array of images of James Joyce. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"Of interest, then, though Richard Ellmann's James Joyce remains the definitive life. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
Assimilating masses of published and unpublished sources and hearsay, this ``popular'' biography, according to Costello (The Real World of Sherlock Holmes, 1991, etc.), is ``radically new'' in reconstructing Joyce's early years—the social, political, cultural, and domestic life; the family, friends, education, and economic circumstances that provided the prototypes and themes of his fiction. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Richard Ellmann
Released: Oct. 22, 1959

"It is an important literary biography."
At the crossroads between the past and the present, but central to the intellectual temper of our time, James Joyce stands with Mann, Eliot, Yeats, Bergson and Proust. Read full book review >

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GILDA JOYCE by Jennifer Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Offbeat and spine-chilling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Irrepressible Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, is at it again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"A readable biography, undeniably a useful contribution to Joyce studies, though overlong and over-detailed for most casual fans. (16 pages b&w photos)"
In this exhaustive work, Dubliners and Joyce scholars Jackson and Costello (the latter the author of James Joyce, 1993) portray the Joyces' paterfamilias as a colorful figure from a fading world, and his orbit as a priceless source for much of James's fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"The Anna Quindlens of gay America: personal, committed, and engaging."
Two journalists chronicle their life as a lesbian couple and the trials and rewards of writing the first syndicated gay column. Read full book review >