Search Results: "Jude Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

JUDE by Kate Morgenroth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Although Jude is the only character fully developed here, his generous nature and longing for a family will win readers' sympathy, as they grow increasingly outraged at the villainous acts of those around him. (Fiction. YA)"
Jude, a likable, well-meaning teenager, endures multiple betrayals in this absorbing thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"Trotta would do well to read it, too. (Author tour)"
A superficial treatment of the patron saint of hopeless causes. Read full book review >

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MORGAN by Jean Strouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Especially at a time when American wealth and monopoly again reign, this life of a notable dollar-diplomat is most welcome. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A superbly researched, well-written biography of a great—and, in the author's view, somewhat misrepresented—figure in American history. J. Pierpont Morgan's (1837—1913) every touch, it seemed, yielded pure gold. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A tour de force."
Morgan (A Little Folly, 2013, etc.) draws restless young Will Shakespeare as he resists being trapped in apprenticeship to his glove-maker father. Read full book review >

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PASSION by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2005

"A sprightly, intelligent romp through chartered territory."
Three iconoclastic British poets—Byron, Keats and Shelley—are viewed through the prism of the women who defied parents, husbands and social norms to be at their sides, from the author of The King's Touch (2004). Read full book review >

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A LITTLE FOLLY by Jude Morgan
Released: March 12, 2013

"Many modern romance readers will find the book slow-moving and florid, while others may find the core of the story too lightweight."
Released from their domineering father's strict expectations by his unexpected death, siblings Valentine and Louisa decide to explore life beyond his rigid boundaries. Read full book review >

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INDISCRETION by Jude Morgan
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A story that, like its heroine, is entertaining and spirited, if a little too fond of the sound of its own voice."
Jane Austen revisited, in a Regency tale of manners and matrimony. Read full book review >

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JOE MORGAN by Joe Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"A winner all the way. (Photographs)"
Acutely intelligent baseball memoir by retired second-baseman Morgan, now a commentator for ESPN, and freelance baseball writer Falkner (The Short Season, 1986). Read full book review >

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SYMPHONY by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Cameo appearances by Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Dumas and Delacroix, and lush, period-appropriate, at times impenetrable prose make for an unwieldy but credible behind-the-music exposé of the Romantic era."
Scenes from the lives of French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz and Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Read full book review >

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BILLIE MORGAN by Joolz Denby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Stunningly original, this is amphetamine fiction—crazy, fast and addictive."
A gloriously written tale about decidedly inglorious goings-on—mayhem and murder among Brit biker gangs. Read full book review >

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MAD MORGAN by Kerry Newcomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2000

"Flagrant overwriting, derivative plotting: a swashbuckler indeed."
Once again, the prolific Newcomb (coauthor: The Ghosts of Elkhorn, 1982, etc.) rounds up black-hearted villains, lionhearted heroes, and bosomy beauties for his 30-plus action-adventure tale. Read full book review >