Search Results: "Linda Grant"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANT by Ron Chernow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"At nearly 1,000 pages, Chernow delivers a deeply researched, everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know biography, but few readers will regret the experience. For those seeking a shorter treatment, turn to Josiah Bunting's Ulysses S. Grant (2004)."
A massive biography of the Civil War general and president, who "was the single most important figure behind Reconstruction." Read full book review >

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GRANT by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Trist's detachment is both blessing and curse here: he's sympathetic, but he also simply passes through the tumult of his years in America—and through what is otherwise an impressively complex work of historical fiction."
Byrd (Jackson, 1997; Jefferson, 1993; etc.) continues his vigorously eclectic presidential series with an intricate view of politics, passion, and scandal after the Ulysses S. Grant presidency, though this story falls short of the high mark set by its predecessor. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN GRANT by Frances Spalding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The only thing missing from these hundreds of exhaustively researched pages is Duncan Grant. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w illustrations)"
A full-bodied but strangely affectless biography of the minor English painter and decorative artist. Read full book review >

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GRANT PARK by Leonard Pitts Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Whatever its melodramatic excesses, Pitts' novel, with urgency and passion, makes readers aware that the mistakes of the past are neglected at the future's peril."
In the aftermath of this summer's racially motivated mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, by an avowed white supremacist, there's near-eerie prescience in Pitts' historical novel, which juxtaposes events 40 years apart in the lives of its characters. Read full book review >

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GRANT WOOD by R. Tripp Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2010

"An overly analytical biography, but one that goes a long way toward upending assumptions about Wood's work."
A portrait of painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) as a melancholy, closeted man. Read full book review >

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WE HAD IT SO GOOD by Linda Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"Although engrossing, there's an emotional vacuum at the heart of this cool, clever critique."
A shrewd baby-boomer chronicle from a prize-winning British writer observes the children of the 1960s turning into conventional adults despite themselves. Read full book review >

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THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS by Linda Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"Intelligent, distinguished and psychologically astute."
A brilliant little novel—winner of the Orange Prize—concerning family, memory and transformation. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE BYTES by Linda Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"Much solid background on role-playing games on and off the keyboard, as you'd expect from Grant, though the mystery is negligible and all the characters, from computer geeks to tattooed teen goths to self-righteous adult activists, are a little too simply themselves."
Matt Demming's never been able to keep his play separate from his work. Read full book review >

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LETHAL GENES by Linda Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Bolstered by the kind of hard research that makes Barbara D'Amato's mysteries memorable, it pulses with authority and a beautifully controlled sense of pace."
Genetically re-engineered corn may not sound sexy to you, but somebody in Kendra Crawford's Berkeley lab thinks it's worth sabotage, theft, and murder. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN'S PLACE by Linda Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1994

"Otherwise: minimal detection, illogical plotting, and a vanilla psycho as featureless as Catherine herself."
Gone undercover on the track of a persistent sexual harasser threatening the few mid-level women at the computer firm Systech, San Francisco corporate-security specialist Catherine Sayler (Love Nor Money, 1991, etc.) soon finds that (1) anti-female sentiment at Systech goes a lot deeper than the resentments of KeeGo, the manly, higher-tech concern Systech's just gobbled up; (2) whoever is making the Systech wires hum with scary words and pictures is a genuine sicko who won't stop at murder; and (3) she's become the sicko's latest pin-up girl. Read full book review >

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LOVE NOR MONEY by Linda Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

A two-part case for personality-pale San Francisco p.i. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >