Search Results: "Mary Thom"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"A breezy, informative profile on foreign service that serves as an inviting primer for prospective diplomats and their admirers."
A career diplomat uses embassy cables to describe the complex lives of foreign service officers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 1997

"But these were exciting times, and for those who care about the early days of the feminist movement and about magazine publishing, hearts will beat faster in reliving them. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vibrant recollection of the first quarter-century of the magazine that both energized the feminist movement and became a target for its tribulations. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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COLD SNAP by Thom Jones
Released: June 6, 1995

"Raw, powerful, and pulpy: an intense volume that's like staring at a gaping wound, something making it so you can't—or don't want to—look away."
Winner and still champion Jones takes this one on points. Read full book review >

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DESIRE by Thom Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2007

"A novel of brilliant turns."
A tour de force of erotic intellectualism. Read full book review >

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THE PUGILIST AT REST by Thom Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 1993

"Dizzying combinations of prose punches with abstract bobs and weaves: a knockout."
These 11 mostly hard-luck stories, with their mean and nutty existential heroes and their punch-drunk visions of hell, place Jones right among the literary heavyweights. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN AGENDA by Thom Racina
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1998

"Painfully bad."
Annoying, manipulative tale of annoying, manipulative media moguls who lie, cheat, steal, and murder to further the career of their trusting, naive star TV reporter. Read full book review >

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BOSS CUPID by Thom Gunn
Released: April 1, 2000

"A lithe and lyrical volume by a master of contemporary poetry."
Gunn's lengthy and distinguished poetic career includes numerous volumes of poetry and essays, as well as a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lila Acheson Wallace/Reader's Digest Fellowship. Read full book review >

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SONNY LISTON WAS A FRIEND OF MINE by Thom Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Slice of life that will not be to everyone's taste, rendered with honest realism (and without nostalgia) by one of our finer stylists."
Twelve stories about the gritty world of gyms, barracks, brothels, and loony bins that Jones (Cold Snap, 1995, etc.) has already staked out as his own. Read full book review >