Search Results: "Maryanne O'Hara"


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HERE'S O'HARA by John O'Hara
Released: June 15, 1946

"Should be sales."
Announcing a collection which, with the author's preface, and the inclusion of three full-length books (Butterfield B, Hope of Heaven, Pal Jocy) underlines the crisp, modern technique of this writer. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 1979

"No intrinsic interest, and no real aid to scholars of O'Hara's genuine work: gratuitous posthumous printings."
A never-produced screen treatment, a never-produced play—both weak though gruff-fronted. Read full book review >

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STORIES BY JOHN O'HARA by John O'Hara
Released: Feb. 1, 1985

"Largely familiar work, all of it previously gathered into collections—but a solid sampling of O'Hara's expertise with social milieu and regional dialogue, also reflecting the swells of emotion beneath the dry, clipped exteriors."
From O'Hara's over 400 pieces of short fiction MacShane (author of a far-from-flattering O'Hara biography, 1980) has chosen 25 representative stories and novellas—the majority of which were originally published in The New Yorker. Read full book review >

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THE O'HARA GENERATION by John O'Hara
Released: July 7, 1969

"More than any other writer O'Hara has intuited the poignancy of this American disengagement."
A rewarding three-decade retrospective of representative short stories (22) previously published in other collections, which points up changing relevancies of O'Hara's times. Read full book review >

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THE ODYSSEY OF ART O'HARA by John Loranger
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"With harrowing suspense and an ending that is as satisfying as it is haunting, this seaman's odyssey will leave readers pondering their own life choices and courage."
A riveting tale of a World War II Navy man's survival at sea, based on the true account of the USS Indianapolis. Read full book review >

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MY EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE by Sissy Spacek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"For die-hard movie buffs and Spacek fans only."
An average memoir from the renowned actress. Read full book review >

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CASCADE by Maryanne O'Hara
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A flawed debut; nevertheless, a promising new voice."
A woman artist in 1935 Massachusetts negotiates the Great Depression, sex discrimination and anti-Semitism while seeking self-expression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Wading through a sticky swamp of jargon, readers will here and there find a flower of insight."
Wolf (Child Development/Tufts Univ.) rehearses the history of reading, reviews the latest research in what our brains are doing while we read and summarizes what's known about the complexities of reading, including causes of and remedies for dyslexia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Wading through a sticky swamp of jargon, readers will here and there find a flower of insight."
Wolf (Child Development/Tufts Univ.) rehearses the history of reading, reviews the latest research in what our brains are doing while we read and summarizes what's known about the complexities of reading, including causes of and remedies for dyslexia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"For those who know little about the Evers-Beckwith story, a book worth reading; for those familiar with earlier works or the more than 30 years of media coverage, not much revelatory here."
The third entry in the current ``Evers/Beckwith: What It All Means About the South'' derby, following Adam Nossiter's Of Long History and Reed Massengill's Portrait of a Racist (both 1994). Read full book review >

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IN ORDER TO LIVE by Yeonmi Park
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An eloquent, wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many North Koreans."
The latest in an increasing number of narratives of escape from North Korea. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT IS BITTER AND SWEET by Ashley Judd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A passionate reminder of the breathtaking misery of so many lives, and one woman's work in their service."
With the assistance of co-author Vollers (Lone Wolf: Eric Rudolph: Murder, Myth, and the Pursuit of an American Outlaw, 2006, etc.), actress Judd delivers a keenly felt memoir of a dysfunctional upbringing twined with an adult life of progressive social advocacy. Read full book review >