Search Results: "Matt Greene"


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OSTRICH by Matt Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Looming over this novel is Mark Haddon's tale of an autistic boy, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. This work is its miniature."
Are Mum and Dad splitting up? What's with the hamster? And how to handle this brain tumor thing? These questions weigh on the 12-year-old protagonist of British author Greene's slack first novel. Read full book review >

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QUEEN SOPHIE HARTLEY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

Sophie's little heart is breaking, but in a funny way. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO PLACE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Poignant and true. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Margaret's life is happy enough until all at once things seem to fall, like dominoes slowly knocking one another down. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1961

"Its small cast, and general sophistication of theme and tone, would suggest that it will be desirable for little theatre groups and while no more than it is an agreeable diversion."
The book publication of this Greene play, a sophisticated marital and extramarital comedy which was hugely successful in London (partly due to the excellence of its cast), will be timed here to coincide with its Broadway production. Read full book review >

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BRIGHTON ROCK by Graham Greene
Released: June 10, 1938

"Plus sale in the mystery section."
A blend of horror, adventure, mystery and morbid realism for this weird, sometimes original story of murders at Brighton Rock, the London Coney Island. Read full book review >

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Satan's Elixir by Pippa Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This book's juxtaposition of the earnest and the downright zany make it a biting work."
Debut author Greene offers a satirical horror novel about the intersection of Colonial America and higher education. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Here's a text that looks a lot like a mammoth Hallmark birthday card. (Author tour)"
Syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist and novelist Greene (All Summer Long, 1993; Hang Time, 1992; etc.) celebrates his half- century, and he wants to tell all his contemporaries about it. Read full book review >

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THE DARKENING SKY by Hugh Greene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2014

"A chilling killer, intriguing though thin characters, and a dash of action make for a haunting novel."
A mystery thriller set in 1992 England. Read full book review >

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A SENSE OF REALITY by Graham Greene
Released: June 21, 1963

"These serious overtones qualify the collection as more than light entertainment, which it also is, although it may ultimately prove to be only peripheral as a part of this writer's permanent collection."
Three short stories, and one which is actually a novella, are affiliated by their concern with the intangible and illusory and they sometimes cross over into less finite areas where reality is blurred by fantasy, memory and myth. Read full book review >

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THE CONFIDENTIAL AGENT by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1939

"Greene does a superior job, and the growing horror as hero becomes hemmed in by entangling net of intrigue is exciting."
Though this is straight international-adventure stuff, Greene lifts it from worn ruts by cutting out glamorous trappings and substituting a loyal, conscientious agent who gets pushed around just once too often and turns on the pack. Read full book review >