Search Results: "Judy Troy"


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WEST OF VENUS by Judy Troy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"If only all tiny towns had such people in them, and so auspicious a writer as Troy to paint them for us."
After the story collection Mourning Doves (1993), first-timer Troy offers a peek at small- town lives that could easily have become melodrama but that, thanks to her sureness of touch and tone, pulls off the trick of staying both moving and real. Read full book review >

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MOURNING DOVES by Judy Troy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 1993

"More drab prole fiction."
There's something all too familiar about these 19 stories by first-timer Troy, and it's not just because they all first appeared in The New Yorker. Read full book review >

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FROM THE BLACK HILLS by Judy Troy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1999

"A spare, haunting story about the conflicting claims of loyalty and truth, by an assured and highly original writer. (Author tour)"
A terse, resonant exploration of the lingering impact of betrayal and violence. Read full book review >

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THE QUIET STREETS OF WINSLOW by Judy Troy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"As each of the primary characters tells his version of events, Troy's subtle but emotionally wrenching prose raises deeply provocative questions about loyalty, morality, human frailty and the power of choice."
Within the framework of a murder mystery set in small-town Arizona, Troy (From the Black Hills, 1999, etc.) has written a tightly constructed psychological study about a family and community. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Full of surprising and fascinating anecdotes, this is an absorbing look at an often-overlooked aspect of the modern presidency. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Emphasizing the increasingly complex political and cultural role of the First Lady, Troy (History/McGill Univ.; See How They Ran, 1991) takes an unusual look at the travails of ten modern presidential couples, from the Trumans to the Clintons. Read full book review >

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SEVEN DEADLY TEENS  by Troy Krokna
Released: June 21, 2012

"A beautifully told story that captures the mysteries of the underworld."
Seven teens embark on an epic adventure of survival and triumph. Read full book review >

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THE CINCINNATI RED STALKINGS by Troy Soos
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"But his fifth adventure (Hunting a Detroit Tiger, 1997, etc.) is stronger on baseball trivia—the Reds have an especially rich tradition—than on that untidy old mystery."
Two years after the Chicago Black Sox scandal rocked major league baseball, the Cincinnati Reds are still trying to prove that they won the 1919 World Series, and that the White Sox didn't just hand it to them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Revealing, irreverent and strangely tender."
San Diego print and radio journalist Johnson details the painful metamorphosis he underwent from homophobic child to a mature adult who could accept his mother's sexual orientation. Read full book review >

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HANGING CURVE by Troy Soos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Louis Cubs—and against the KKK and a city still sporting the five-year-old scars of the murderous race riots of 1917. (Author tour)"
Hanging Curve ($22.00; Oct.; 272 pp.; 1-57566-455-0) Journeyman infielder Mickey Rawlings's biggest innings have always been off the field, and it's no surprise that his sixth season (The Cincinnati Red Stalkings, 1998, etc.) will take him away from his current team, the St. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT EBBETS FIELD by Troy Soos
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"Well-judged period background (including a winsome role for Casey Stengel) enlivens a solid mystery."
A second outing for Mickey Rawlings, the 1914 New York Giants' second-string second baseman (Murder at Fenway Park, 1994, not reviewed)—who's drafted into appearing in movie star Florence Hampton's latest film, only to discover her body washed up at Coney Island the morning after a heartfelt party. Read full book review >

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BIPOLAR BATTLE PLAN by Troy Gillem
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"Offers valuable help in managing bipolar illness, but needs to be more careful and reliable."
Gillem's short handbook describes how best to manage bipolar illness and prevent dangerous episodes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An informed investigation of the struggles that defined a time and place—and the man who gave them a voice."
Unique portrait of the civil-rights struggle in Montgomery, Ala., and how it shaped one of the country's foremost revolutionaries. Read full book review >