Search Results: "Larry Woiwode"


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SILENT PASSENGERS by Larry Woiwode
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A mixed bag—and rather downbeat."
Ten stories treating instances of heightened memory and perception by men, usually fathers, as ordinary life goes on around them in the North Dakota, Montana, and northern plains, by masterful but inconsistent Woiwode (Indian Affairs, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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A STEP FROM DEATH by Larry Woiwode
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Both elegant and elegiac—vintage Woiwode."
Poet and novelist Woiwode (My Dinner with Auden, 2007, etc.) ponders matters of life, death and what lies between. Read full book review >

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INDIAN AFFAIRS by Larry Woiwode
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"A sad fumble by this major American writer."
This sequel to Woiwode's first novel (What I'm Going To Do, I Think, 1969) about a honeymooning couple in northern Michigan shows Chris and Ellen back there seven years later, dealing with marital problems and with menacing strangers. Read full book review >

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ACTS by Larry Woiwode
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Pretty shaky as scholarship—but a tough, moving personal testament."
Courageous but flawed attempt by Woiwode (Indian Affairs, 1992, etc.) to examine Christian culture and his own faith in the light of Acts, ``the most overtly narrative book of the New Testament.'' Woiwode's grit lies in his willingness to discuss Christianity despite—as he hammers home—the bias against religion among America's cultural and academic elite. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"A literary memoir of purest sense and sensitivity."
The highly crafted first installment of a projected three-volume memoir from one of the most respected and least known voices in American letters. Read full book review >

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TANGLED LIP IN BLUE by Larry Duplechan
Released: March 18, 1989

It's hard to imagine a fluffy novel about AIDS, but, here, Duplechan (Blackbird Singing, 1987) offers just that. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Exemplary oral history."
Veterans tell personal stories of the iconic 1945 island battle. Read full book review >

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THE LITERARY TRAVELER by Larry Dark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"All the excitement of a trans-Atlantic flight."
These New Yorkerstyle short stories are filled with middle- class characters, most of whom—in defiance of travel-literature conventions—steadfastly refuse to experience an epiphany. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF RAGTIME by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Impressively researched, with a substantial bibliography, Karp's second Joplin mystery (The Ragtime Kid, 2006) paints a full-bodied portrait of Harlem back in the day. Though the plot rambles, it takes you places you'll be glad you visited."
The dying Scott Joplin gets tangled up in murder and writes his final masterpiece. Read full book review >