Search Results: "Leif Enger"


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SO BRAVE, YOUNG, AND HANDSOME by Leif Enger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Though Becket laments that he 'can't write a(nother) book that anyone will want to read,' Enger has."
A belated follow-up to a popular debut finds the Midwestern novelist in fine storytelling form, as he spins a picaresque tale of redemption and renewal amid the fading glories of the Old West. Read full book review >

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PEACE LIKE A RIVER by Leif Enger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Handsomely written, rich with the feel and flavor of the plains—and suited mainly for those whose yearnings are in the down-home, just-folks style of the godly."
Minnesotan Enger pulls out the stops in this readable albeit religiously correct debut about a family with a father who may be touched by God and a son by the Devil. Read full book review >

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THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Enger writes in an expansive style suitable to his sprawling subject."
Set in 1886, Enger's novel embraces not one but three journeys that involve guilt, expiation and redemption. Read full book review >

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UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY by Lin Enger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2008

"A large part of the diversion here involves our anticipation of what Enger will do next to echo Hamlet."
A debut novel of murder, sexual intrigue and revenge that deliberately channels Hamlet. Read full book review >

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PIERCED by Thomas Enger
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Even so, this dark and resourceful tale is a distinct improvement on Enger's murky debut (Burned, 2011)."
Norway's 123news reporter Henning Juul's continued search for the man he's convinced set the fire that killed his son, Jonas, two years ago entangles him in a web of more recent crimes. Read full book review >

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THE SINNERS' LEAGUE by L.L. Enger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"A testosterone cocktail in which the supporting actresses get victimized and idealized and wring their hands while right-minded Mike Hammers of the Great Lakes mete out the roughest justice imaginable."
Retired from baseball to live the simple life in upstate Minnesota with his journalist bride Carol Long, Gun Pedersen (debuting in hardcover following four paperback mysteries) returns a phone call from his screenwriter friend/not-quite-lover Diane Apple and lets loose a Pandora's box of demons. Read full book review >

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NORMAL LIKE US by Leif Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A slyly impressive, poignant collection from a writer with great potential."
A varied, contemporary, character-driven collection of 14 stories infused with personality and life's interminable bounty. Read full book review >

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BURNED by Thomas Enger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Though it hits as many hot buttons as a Cosmopolitan quiz, Enger's debut mystery is tangled, lumpy and forgettable. The keeper here is Henning, whom the fadeout launches toward a sequel."
The latest in the endless series of claimants to Stieg Larsson's throne brings a suitably damaged investigative journalist a new case. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OIL by Leif Wenar
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2016

"A fascinating reframing of large and vexing questions. Highly recommended for policymakers and energy strategists as well as students of contemporary philosophy."
A provocative examination of natural resources, their extraction, and their control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIGION AND MAN by Leif Guiteau
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2014

"An accessible introduction to the study of world religions."
This slim debut volume offers brief, easy-to-digest summaries of major religious belief systems. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 6, 2002

"Frothy and creepy in equal measures."
Frustrated novelist and self-described "Gay-Seeming Straight Male" Ueland is tapped to write a daily dispatch describing his adventures on Playboy's "Playmate 2000" search bus. Read full book review >