Search Results: "Larry Woiwode"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Though they sometimes have an ephemeral, dashed-off feel, these pieces will please McMurtry fans and be of interest to students of the American West."
Occasional writings on matters western by a noted interpreter of the region. Read full book review >

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WHITE CROSSES by Larry Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Powerful in its evocation of awkward rural lives lunging for any sort of consummation, even if the result is destruction, this frequently haunting portrait of a doomed man is an unlikely but compelling blend of Appointment in Samarra and A River Runs Through It. (Author tour)"
The coverup of a scandal by a well-intentioned Montana sheriff and its devastating consequences lie at the heart of this sequel to the well-received Montana 1948 (1993). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Although there is much to enjoy here, the overall impression is that of a book by a man who really didn't want to write one. (Author tour)"
A grab-bag of reminiscences, commentaries, bright jokes, and dark thoughts by a gifted comedy writer. Read full book review >