Search Results: "P.F. Kluge"


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GONE TOMORROW by P.F. Kluge
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Kluge's sharp writing and vivid descriptions elevate what could have been yet another novel about a frustrated writer's second act."
An unfinished novel haunts a college writing teacher's life. Read full book review >

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THE MASTER BLASTER by P.F. Kluge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2012

"Highly imaginative but unfortunately titled and depressing from first page to last, the novel won't send anyone rushing to book a vacation on the island of Saipan."
Kluge chronicles the overlapping lives of strangers who travel to Saipan and find an America they never expected. Read full book review >

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ALMA MATER by P.F. Kluge
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Rueful, tender, eloquent: an evenhanded view of the allure and penalties of academic life that should be required reading for everyone connected with a liberal-arts college."
Kluge (The Edge of Paradise, 1991) brings his personable manner, pellucid style, and sharp eye to recounting a year spent living at his alma mater of Kenyon College, juxtaposing the illusions about academic life with the reality. Read full book review >

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BIGGEST ELVIS by P.F. Kluge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Overall, a likable narrative that manages to transcend its pretentious commentary about rock, religion, and American imperialism."
Kluge (Alma Mater, 1993; Eddie and the Cruisers, 1980, etc.) again explores the mythical power of rock-'n'-roll. Read full book review >

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A CALL FROM JERSEY by P.F. Kluge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Heartfelt, funny and poignant."
Set in 1980s New Jersey, Kluge's novel (Gone Tomorrow, 2008, etc.) follows a German immigrant and his travel writer son's attempt to forge an emotional connection as they tackle issues of home, family, identity and artistic integrity. Read full book review >

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A CLASH OF SPHERES by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"As usual, Chisholm moves effortlessly from fascinating historical background to philosophical musings to violent action. Although this latest installment can be read as a stand-alone, untutored readers might want to start the series from the beginning."
The court of Elizabeth I once more outpaces today's politicians for cunning, effrontery, and vengeful machinations. Read full book review >

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A SURFEIT OF GUNS by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1997

"A lively read for the history buff but unlikely to make new fans."
Once again it's the late 16th century and England's Sir Robert Carey is beset with problems (A Season of Knives, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE by Steve Kluge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"Gaily self-amused, told in tart memos, cheeky checklists, sighs, essays, legal briefs, and heartsick journal entries. Straights may nod off."
Gay guys go gaga. By the author of the well-received baseball novel The Last Days of Summer (1998). Read full book review >

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A PLAGUE OF ANGELS by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A treat for history buffs; others may find themselves growing weary well before the indefatigable Sir Robert can afford to do the same."
Yet another action-filled fictional tale starring real-life adventurer Sir Robert Carey (A Surfeit of Guns, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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A FAMINE OF HORSES by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1995

"A briskly paced debut rich in spiky characters, eccentric accents, and, above all, a charismatic hero with a sense of honor and a sense of humor."
The first in a series by the pseudonymous Chishom, author of other historical fiction, paints a vivid picture of 16th-century life in northern England, on Scotland's border. Read full book review >

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A SEASON OF KNIVES by P.F. Chisholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1996

"Matters improve, with a satisfying sweep to the finish, but, still, this falls short of its predecessor."
Sir Robert Carey, the ingratiating Elizabethan Age hero of A Famine of Horses (1995), is once again in Carlisle, near the Scottish border—this time as the newly appointed Deputy Warden of the English West March under Lord Warden Sir Thomas Scrope, the husband of his sister Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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AN AIR OF TREASON by P.F. Chisholm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Carey's sixth adventure (A Murder of Crows, 2010, etc.) is packed with historical detail, dangerous exploits and humor. The fact-based mystery moves along at a fairly quick pace to a complicated denouement."
A most difficult and dangerous murder inquiry is forced upon a flamboyant nobleman. Read full book review >