Search Results: "Matthew Quick"


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LOVE MAY FAIL by Matthew Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"An overstuffed ode to bygone pop culture and the unattainable literary life."
When a metal head princess, a reformed junkie, a fast-talking woman of God, and a despondent retired teacher walk into a book, unpredictable chaos ensues. Read full book review >

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THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE by Matthew Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A valuable addition to fiction about the tangled aftereffects of Vietnam on soldiers in the field."
A veteran tries to come to terms with the traumatic experiences he had a generation earlier in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A first novel that doggedly does its own thing (we're reminded of Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes). Most readers will find Pat just about irresistible."
In Quick's immensely likable debut novel, an emotionally damaged loser runs a complex pattern that transforms him into a hero we can all root for. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW by Matthew Quick
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A whimsical, clever narrative."
Quirky, feel-good fiction from the author of The Silver Linings Playbook (2008). Read full book review >

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Released: March 5, 2012

"A story that, like Finley, expresses a lot in relatively few words. (Fiction. 12 & up) "
In a town partially controlled by the Irish mob, a quiet friendship develops between two basketball players. Read full book review >

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EVERY EXQUISITE THING by Matthew Quick
Released: May 10, 2016

"A strong, well-written female protagonist sets this coming-of-age novel apart. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After a teacher gifts her a copy of a cult classic novel, student-athlete Nanette O'Hare rebels against her manufactured white, middle-class lifestyle. Read full book review >

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FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An artful, hopeful exploration of a teen boy in intense need. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen boy with a World War II pistol in hand is bent on murder and suicide. Read full book review >

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MYSTIQUE by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 1995

Another feathery period romance, set in medieval England, by the author of Mistress, (1994) and some 15 other period poufs (Quick is also Jayne Ann Krentz). Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY WOMAN by Amanda Quick
Released: April 23, 2013

"The second in the Victorian Ladies of Lantern Street series, though not the best of Quick's popular romantic mysteries (Crystal Gardens, 2012, etc.), still contains all the requisite elements: romance, sex, mystery and clever repartee."
A woman with psychic powers and a man who believes only what he can see make a formidable pair. Read full book review >

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MISTRESS by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1994

"Bestselling."
The author of several lighthearted romances sequined with one- word titles (Deception, 1993, etc.) again sets her fragile mystery and sportive verbal and physical foreplay in what seems to be the Regency era. Read full book review >

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A GOLDEN WEB by Barbara Quick
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"While historical facts and details are incorporated, some of the naming is discordant (Nicky is not a nickname in Italy, nor is Maxie), and the entire tone is jarringly contemporary. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Alessandra Giliani, a brilliant young woman who studied anatomy in 14th-century Bologna with Mondino, the university's renowned doctor, may or may not have actually existed. Read full book review >

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WICKED WIDOW by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2000

"Her legion of fans won't be disappointed."
Quick delivers another reliable Regency romantic-suspense story, her second in a series (I Thee Wed, 1999, etc.) about masters of the ancient philosophy and martial art of Vanza. Read full book review >